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Business Diversity Programs

Welcome to Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Business Diversity Programs!

 VTA’s Business Diversity Programs include the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for federally funded projects, the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program for state funded projects and the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program for locally funded projects. Through these diversity programs VTA assists certified businesses seeking construction, purchasing and professional services contracts.


  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)
    • Public comment period underway for VTA’s Proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goal
      In accordance with US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Regulation 49 CFR Part 26.45, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has produced its preliminary Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) agency goal for *federal fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019. The preliminary three year DBE agency goal is 10.76%.
      Details about the VTA’s FFY 2017-2019 DBE overall goal and methodology by which it was developed will be available for review by the public for 30 days beginning June 1, 2016 and ending July 1, 2016.
      VTA will accept public comments about the preliminary DBE goal beginning April 12, 2016 and ending May 26, 2016. Information pertaining to the preliminary DBE goal and the description of how it was developed were presented at the April 12, 2016 and May 3, 2016 Public Meetings. Those presentations are available below:
    • ​​Public DBE Comment Card
    • VTA/SamTrans/Caltrain DBE Goal Setting Presentation
    • Meet the Primes and VTA Public Notice Flyer
    • Please submit your comments no later than May 26, 2016 to:
    • E-mail:​
    • Mail: VTA Business Diversity Programs Office, 3331 North First Street, Building B, San Jose, California 95134  

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