Business Diversity Programs

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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, Women, Disabled Veterans and LGBT Business Enterprise Programs for locally funded projects.

Through these diversity programs VTA assists certified businesses seeking construction, purchasing and professional services contracts.

VTA manages the Regional Business Diversity Programs in partnership the County of Santa Clara  to create a level of playing field on which miniority-, women-, disabled veteran-, and LGBT-owned businesses can fairly compete for contracting opportunities in Santa Clara County region. The regional programs assist certified businesses seeking construction, purchasing and professional services contracts.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

It is the policy of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) as defined in federal regulations at 49 CFR part 26 have the opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts and subcontracts financed with federal funds.

DBE Program Resources (Caltrans website)

Small Business Enterprise Program

It is the policy of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to ensure that Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) as defined in federal regulations at 13 CFR part 121 have the opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts and subcontracts financed with state/local funds.

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Minority, Women, Disabled Veterans and LGBT Business Enterprise Program

VTA adopted the Business Diversity Program to increase participation of minority, women, disabled veterans and LGBT businesses in locally funded contracts and subcontracts and to ensure that these businesses are afforded an equitable opportunity to compete in public contracting. It is the policy of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to have non-discrimination in contracting.

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