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Report ID: 22-241   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 6/8/2022 Final action: 6/8/2022
Recommended Action: Consider receiving preliminary status report on the District's proposed three-year Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2023 - 2025, and authorize staff to give public notice of the proposed goal for a 30-day comment period.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal for Fiscal Years 2023-2025

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

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Consider receiving preliminary status report on the District's proposed three-year Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2023 - 2025, and authorize staff to give public notice of the proposed goal for a 30-day comment period.
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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 requirement to analyze future contracting opportunities and new Triennial DBE Goal every three (3) years. Once concurred by the FTA, the District is required to provide 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:

Staff proposes a 2% DBE goal for the FFY 2023-2025 triennial period. FTA regulations mandate that prior to submission to the FTA, the proposed goal must be publicly posted for a minimum of 30-days to receive public feedback and comments.

Pursuant to 49 CFR 26.45, any Grantee that reasonably anticipates awarding (excluding transit vehicle purchases) more than $250,000 in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds in prime contracts in a federal fiscal year is required to set an overall goal for DBE participation in FTA-assisted contracts.

Staff reviewed project and contracting opportunities, and funding strategies with Capital Projects, Information Technology, Planning, Maintenance, and Capital Pla...

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