Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Policy Statement
It is the policy of the Department of Transportation (DOT) that disadvantaged business enterprises shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with Federal funds. Consistent with its overall policy for Affirmative Action, it is hereby declared that the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) is committed to the utilization of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises as vendors, suppliers, and contractors in all aspects of procurement and contracting to the maximum extent feasible.
It being the objective of the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to utilize disadvantaged business enterprises to the maximum intent feasible, PVTA has set a specific DBE goal. The annual goal for federal fiscal year 2018-2020 is 7% of federally funded contracts. Any PVTA Contractor or any subcontractor at any time shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in the performance.
View the PVTA DBE Program Electronic attachments can be made available upon request.
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority has proposed its fiscal year, 2021-2023, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program goal in accordance with US DOT 49 CFT Part 26 to be 4%. Public comments on this goal are encouraged. The public has 30 days from the date of this notice (6/15/20) to inspect a description of our rationale for setting the above goal. Methodology used to determine the level of DBE participation is available for public inspection during normal working hours, 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will accept comments on the goal for 30 days from the date of this notice. Requests to review or for copies of the proposed goal and its rationale should be directed to PVTA at the address listed below. The information contained in the notice will be made available in accessible format upon request.
Contact DBE Liaison
PVTA DBE Liaison Shantaya Williams
2808 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01107