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DBE POLICY STATEMENT

Section 26.1, 26.23: Objectives/Policy Statement

The Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.  The MMVTA has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the MMVTA has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

It is the policy of the MMVTA to ensure that DBEs as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT–assisted contracts.  It is also our policy:

  1. To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT–assisted contracts;
  2. To create a level playing field on which DBEs (including Small Businesses) can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
  3. To ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
  4. To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
  5. To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs and Small Businesses in DOT-assisted contracts;
  6. To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.

Nancy Basile, MMVTA’s Manager of Finance & Grant Programs, has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer.  In that capacity, Nancy Basile is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program.  Implementation of the DBE program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by the MMVTA in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.

The MMVTA has disseminated this policy statement to the Board of Directors and all of the components of our organization.  We have distributed this statement to DBE and non-DBE business communities that perform work for us on DOT-assisted contracts by publishing in the following newspapers of local circulation:  The New Pittsburgh Courier, Pittsburgh, PA; The Mon Valley Independent, Monessen, PA; and The Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA.

DBE GOALS & PROJECTED PROJECTS – FY 17 -18, FY 18-19 & FY 19-20

MMVTA has proposed a 4.7% DBE goal for FFY 2017, 2018 and 2019. This is required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Department of Transportation assisted contracts pursuant to Federal Regulations 49 CFR, Part 26.

The proposed goal and its rationale are available for review during normal business hours, for 30 calendar days following the date of notice by contacting Nancy Basile, DBE Liaison Officer MMVTA, 1300 McKean Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022, 724-489-0880 or nbasile@mmvta.com.

Written comments on the goals will be accepted for 45 calendar days after publication of this notice.

Comments may also be directed to the Federal Transit Administration, Region III, Attn: Civil Rights Officer, 1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4124.

Firms interested in contracting opportunities are encouraged to use the Vendor List Registration Form below.

Projected Possible Projects by FY

FY 2017-2018

Upgrades to MMVTA’s Administrative Facility in Charleroi, PA – anticipated to include the following contracting opportunities:

HVAC – Garage Door Accessories – General Remodel

Acquisition of bike-related equipment – anticipated to include the following contracting opportunities:

Bike Racks for Buses & Transit Facilities & Related Signage/Marketing Materials

Potential to secure the following services:

Provision of Public Fixed Route Services & Transit Vehicle Maintenance & Provision of Transit Security Services

FY 2018-2019 & FY 2019-2020

Upgrades to MMVTA’s Maintenance Facility in Donora, PA – anticipated to include the following contracting opportunities:

Fuel Monitoring System – Bus Wash System – Shop & Related Equipment

Potential to secure the following services:

Provision of Public Fixed Route Services & Transit Vehicle Maintenance & Provision of Transit Security Services

Vendor Request Form

All parties interested in doing business with MMVTA are encouraged to submit the Vendor Request Form to the MMVTA to be included on the Vendor List. Use the following link to access the form:Vendor Request Form.

Advertise with the BUS!

What better way to get exposure than with the Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority buses? With local trips through 21 Mon Valley Communities along with daily and weekend trips to and from Pittsburgh, exposure is what you’ll receive!

How can you advertise on the bus?

Contact Ashley Altemare, Marketing Director

Phone: 724.489.0615

Email:aaltemare@mmvta.com