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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

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 Calfornia Unified Certification Program (CUCP).
[Caltrans DBE Certification Information]

Notices and Announcements

None at this time

Program Information

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

Exhibit 9-A, Caltrans DBE Program Implementation Agreement for Local Agencies
  Transportation Department's commitment to implement the Caltrans DBE program (Signed 6/16/21).

Exhibit 9-B, Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal Form (for Caltrans Financial Fiscal Year '22/'23)
  Annual plan and information submitted to Caltrans to assist with its overall statewide DBE goal.

Supplemental DBE Information

Find a Certified DBE Firm (Caltrans Database)

DBE Certification Information  (Caltrans Civil Rights Webpage)

DBE Federal Programs Resources (Caltrans)

DBE Program, Caltrans (pdf of DBE Program, October 2007) (updated PDF 2016)

DBE Program, Caltrans DBE Webpage (Website of general DBE information)

DBE Program, Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) (Website)

DBE Program, Handout out to bidding Contractors (County of Riverside Transportation Department, dated  April 2018)

Typical Contractor DBE Forms for Public Works Projects


Construction Contract DBE Commitment
(Caltrans LAPM dated January 2019)
To be filled out by contractors and submitted with Bid.  
Exhibit 15-G
MS Word.doc Exhibit 15-G

15-H   DBE Information- Good Faith Efforts
(Caltrans LAPM dated May 2020)
To be completed by contractors if DBE goal is not met.  Supporting documentation is required.

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

16-B   Subcontracting Request
(Caltrans LAPM dated January 2018)
Exhibit 16-B
MS Word.doc Exhibit 16-B
16-Z1   Monthly DBE Trucking Verification
(Caltrans LAPM dated January 2018)

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.
Exhibit 16-Z1
MS Word.doc Exhibit 16-Z1




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.
Exhibit 17-F
MS Word.doc Exhibit 17-F


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.
Exhibit 17-O
MS Word.doc Exhibit 17-O


Local Agency Bidder - DBE Information Attachment
Bids Received By Apparent Low Bidder, Second Low Bidder, and Third Low Bidder (last revised September 2016)
See instructions on the form.
Local Agency Bidder - DBE Information Attachment
MS Word.doc  Local Agency Bidder - DBE Information Attachment


Small Business and DBE Support/Assistance

(Administrations, Associations, Programs and Offices)

Black Business Association (Website)

Caltrans, Calmentor- Southern California Alliance- District 7, 8, and 12 (Email)

Caltrans, Business Resources (Website)

Caltrans, Calmentor Program (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)

U.S. DOT Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) (Website)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) (Website)



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.

To accommodate persons with disabilities, documents in this web page are available in alternate formats upon request.