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Executive Director
Commitment
Statement
At the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority, we
foster solid economic growth by diversifying our supplier
base - it is one of the many ways we offer value to our
customers, stakeholders, employees and the communities
we serve.

WE TAP INTO THE POWER OF DIVERSITY - by taking
steps to actively participate in encouraging our employees
to stimulate the economy by supporting minority-owned,
woman-owned and small and diverse businesses when
seeking new products and services.

OUR COMMITMENT IS UNWAVERING - as we continue to
grow local and diverse business, we also maintain our
competitive advantage. Thanks to the Disadvantage
Business Enterprises Program, we are able to identify and
utilize companies which provide high-quality products and
services to benefit our 3 million bus riders.

AT THE BIRMINGHAM JEFFERSON COUNTY TRANSIT
AUTHORITY - we believe this gives us an opportunity to
positively contribute to our communities. Overall, we
encourage certified suppliers to join us in partnering with
the Disadvantage Business Enterprise program initiatives.

What is DBE?

The intent of the Program is to eliminate barriers for women and minorities participating in contracting opportunities. The program is not a quota or set aside program; it is goal-based requiring good faith efforts to meet goals.

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program(DBE) is a vehicle to make it easier for minorities to compete for procurement opportunities. The DBE Program is applicable to projects that are funded with federal dollars received through grants from the FAA, FHWA, or FTA. The DBE Program is governed by 49 CFR Part 26 & 23. BJCTA adheres to the DBE guidelines for federally and non-federally funded projects.

DBE Eligibility Requirements
Firms ,must be an existing small business, as defined by Small Business Administration Standards
Ownership

51% owned by one or more minority individuals

Control

Owner(s) must control the business operations of the firm.

Economically Disadvantaged

Person Net Worth must be below $1.32 Million and business gross less than $23.98 Million

Socially Disadvantaged

African American, Female, Native American, Asian-Pacific and other minority classifications

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