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Report ID: 20-443   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 11/12/2020 Final action: 11/12/2020
Recommended Action: Consider receiving the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Semi-Annual Payment Report for the Period of April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Semi-Annual Payment Report

BRIEFING ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider receiving the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Semi-Annual Payment Report for the Period of April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
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STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Financial Stability and Resiliency
Initiative - Financial Efficiency and Revenue Maximization

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has mandated that AC Transit, as a recipient of DOT-assisted funding, is required to adopt and implement a DBE Program. Inclusive in the implementation is the periodic reporting to the FTA on the success and challenges of meeting established triennial DBE goals. Supporting this requirement ensures that the District remains eligible to receive FTA funding.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no budgetary or fiscal impact associated with this report.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

During this reporting period, the District successfully achieved and exceeded its 10% DBE participation goal. District awards and commitments during this period resulted in 18.1% of federal dollars going to DBE firms. This was due to a contract amendment and subcontracting award that included DBE commitments.

Prime Contract Awards Dollars
$4,726,506
DBE Prime Awards & Subcontract Commitments
$856,149
DBE %
18.1%

In addition to new DBE commitments, the FTA looks at ongoing utilization of DBE firms. Currently, there are 43 ongoing contracts and subcontracts awarded prior to the current reporting period resulting in 22.5% DBE utilization, as indicated in the table below:

Total Federal Dollars Paid
Total Payments to DBEs
DBE Percentage
$12,902,047
$2,903,330
22.5%

The District's FTA Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) Triennial DBE Goal for FFY2020 - 2022 is 10% annually, reported semi-annually for periods October-thru-March, and April-thru-September. This is the 2nd of two ...

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