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Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program- Federally funded contracts that are administered by the County of Riverside are subject to the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 26, Title 49 entitled "Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs".

The County of Riverside affirms the utilization and participation of qualified minority, women and disabled veteran firms in its contracting and procurement activities.  The County of Riverside encourages general and prime contractors to afford competitive subcontracting opportunities to minority, women and disabled veteran firms where possible, in their contracting and procurement activities with the County of Riverside.

The County's DBE project goal is published in the "Notice Inviting Bids" for each Federally funded project. To be eligible, DBE subcontractors must be certified with the State of California Unified Certification Program.




Small Business Administration Lenders Forum July 2016
The U.S. Small Business Administration, Santa Ana District Office and the Orange County/Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network invite you to attend an SBA Lender Forum at the Santa Ana - Orange County Airport Doubletree on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  
Registration will begin at 10:30am with the program going from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
At the SBA Lender Forum, participating SBA lenders, resource partners and SBA loan service providers will have the opportunity to learn about recent changes to SBA loan programs, anticipated changes for Fiscal Year 2016 and other topics of interest to the SBA lending community directly from senior agency officials.

Recent Small Business Local Event
5th Annual Small Business Summit
Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center
PDF Icon Flyer


PDF Icon  Informational Handout for Potential Bidders
Pre-bid meeting handout which briefly summarizes the DBE program and bidder's requirements.

PDF Icon  Exhibit 9-A, Caltrans DBE Program Implementation Agreement for Local Agencies 
Transportation Department's commitment to implement the Caltrans DBE program.

PDF Icon  Exhibit 9-B, Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal Form (for Caltrans Financial Fiscal Year '15/'16)
Annual plan and information submitted to Caltrans to assist with its overall statewide DBE goal.


Find a Certified DBE Firm (Caltrans Database)
DBE Certification Resources (Website, Requirements and DBE Application)
DBE Program, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
DBE Program, Caltrans (pdf of DBE Program, October 2007)
DBE Program, Caltrans DBE Webpage (Website of general DBE information)
DBE Program, Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) (Website)
Bidders Listing (Report of firms that have bid on County of Riverside Transportation Department FHWA funded projects.  Note: This report is in development and is not complete.) (Last updated 4/8/14)
Historical Program Information




Construction Contract DBE Commitment
(Caltrans LAPM dated July 23, 2015)
To be filled out by contractors and submitted with Bid.  
PDF Icon  Exhibit 15-G (62 KB)
MS Word.doc Exhibit 15-G (30 KB)

  DBE Information- Good Faith Efforts
(Caltrans LAPM dated June 29, 2012)
To be completed by contractors if DBE goal is not met.  Supporting documentation is required.

PDF Icon  Exhibit 15-H (23 KB)
MS Word.doc Exhibit 15-H (36 KB)
PDF File CFR 49 Part 26 Appendix A (Guidance Concerning Good Faith Efforts, October 2, 2014)
 PDF File Completing the "Good Faith Effort" Form (Revised January 19, 2005)

16-Z   Monthly DBE Trucking Verification
(Caltrans LAPM dated August 12, 2004)

Special reporting requirements for DBE trucking are in effect and reporting must be done monthly on all trucking performed by DBE firms in order to get DBE credit toward the contract goal.
PDF Icon  Exhibit 16-Z (27 KB)



Final Report- Utilization of DBE and First-Tier Subcontractors
(Caltrans LAPM dated July 23, 2015)
Form to be completed by contractors after completion of each federally funded project.
PDF Icon  Exhibit 17-F (54 KB)
MS Word.doc Exhibit 17-F (29 KB)


DBE Certification Status Change
(Caltrans LAPM dated July 23, 2015)
Form to be completed by prime contractor if the DBE status changes of any DBE subcontractors during a contract with DBE goals.
PDF Icon  Exhibit 17-O (51 KB)
MS Word.doc Exhibit 17-O (26 KB)


Local Agency Bidder - DBE Information Attachment
Bids Received By Apparent Low Bidder, Second Low Bidder, and Third Low Bidder (last revised April 8, 2015)
See instructions on the form.
PDF Icon  Local Agency Bidder - DBE Information Attachment Form (10 KB)


(Administrations, Associations, Programs and Offices)

Black Business Association (Website)
Caltrans, California Unified Certification Program (Website)
Caltrans, Calmentor- Southern California Alliance- District 7, 8, and 12 (Website)
Caltrans, Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO) (Website)
Caltrans, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) (MS Word document)
Caltrans / SBA Bonding Assistance Initiative (MS Word document, Technical assistance for surety bond guarantee program)
Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (Website)
Riverside County Transportation Commission  (RCTC) DBE Programs and Outreach Calendar (Website)
U.S. DOT Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) (Website)
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) (Website)



(State, Federal, and Other)

On-Line Training (ITS Program), Tech Transfer. UC Berkeley. Institute of Transportation Studies; Various transportation topics.

Caltrans, Local Assistance Contact Information by District 
Caltrans, Civil Rights and DBE (Local Assistance Procedures Manual, Chapter 9, last revised January 2016)
Caltrans, Local Assistance Forms (LAPM, LAPG, and FormsPLUS)

49 CFR Part 26 (Code of Federal Regulations, Participation By DBEs in DOT Financial Assistance Programs)
Tips for Goal-Setting in DBE Program (U.S. DOT guidance document for agencies)
U.S. DOT Civil Rights (Federal Highways Administration website, Various Programs and FAQs)
Form FHWA 1273 (Federal Highways Administration, Contract Administration webpage, link to download this form)



Questions regarding the County of Riverside Transportation Department's DBE program can be addressed to:

County of Riverside, TLMA, Transportation Department
Transportation Annex
3525 14th Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Attn: Joel Jimenez, DBE Liaison Officer
(951) 955-6780

In compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the County of Riverside does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities. It is committed to ensuring that its programs, services and activities are fully accessible to and usable by people with disabilities.

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