HART is committed to opportunities for small, minority and woman-owned businesses to participate in HART contracts.
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PROGRAM
As a recipient of USDOT funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), HART administers a DBE Program, in accordance with
49 CFR Part 26, to ensure nondiscrimination in the award of USDOT-assisted contracts and create a level playing field on which certified DBEs can compete for those contracts. While the DBE program includes fostering small business participation, only DBEs certified by the Florida Unified Certification Program are eligible to participate as DBEs. Tampa International Airport is the local agency that certifies DBEs.
HART has established a goal of 10% DBE participation on USDOT funded projects for FY20, FY21, and FY22.
FY 23, FY24, FY25 HART DBE GOAL-SETTING
HILLSBOROUGH TRANSIT AUTHORITY (HART) DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) FY23, FY24, FY25 GOAL
HART receives USDOT funds; therefore, a goal of participation by DBEs must be calculated based on proposed projections. HART is recommending a
13.9% DBE goal for federally assisted contract awards beginning October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2025. Information about this goal, and a description of how it was calculated, is available for inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at HART's Administration Building located at 1201 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, Florida 33605. An alternative format for this goal is available upon request. HART operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
Ashley McKenzie, DBE Coordination, Phone: (813) 384-6626
Linda Walker, DBE & Compliance Specialist, Phone: (813) 384-6554
Loretta Kirk, Chief Financial Officer & DBELO