Section 103-080 Res. 31-02; Adopting the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Council Bill No.          R 31-02          


adopting the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and directing its implementation.

    WHEREAS, the City of Columbia is the recipient of federal Department of Transportation grant funds; and

    WHEREAS, the City is committed to affirmative action and has adopted an Affirmative Action Plan; and

    WHEREAS, it is the policy of the United States Department of Transportation that disadvantaged business enterprises, as defined in DOT CFR Part 26, shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed, in whole or in part, with federal funds and that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise discriminated against in connection with the awarding and performance of any contract covered under DOT CFR 49 Part 26 on grounds of race, color, national origin or sex; and

    WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Transportation has completed a metropolitan market area DBE availability study and established goals for each area based on the results of the study; and

    WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s DBE program has been approved by the United States Department of Transportation and is available to be adopted by federal grant recipients in lieu of any local program formerly in place.


    SECTION 1.  The City Council hereby adopts the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, attached hereto as Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein by reference.  The City Manager shall implement this program in accordance with Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26 and all other applicable local, state or federal regulations.

    SECTION 2. The City’s Finance Director shall serve as DBE Liaison Officer in regards to the administration and reporting responsibilities of this program.

    SECTION 3.  The City Clerk is hereby directed to have a copy of the City’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program distributed to each department director and to make a copy available for the review of any employee.  Upon written request, a copy of the program shall also be made available to all agencies or persons concerned with disadvantaged business development including: local and regional disadvantaged contractors; business development organizations; Department of Transportation and other agencies such as the Federal Transit Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, Civil Rights Offices of appropriate agencies, and the local office of the Small Business Administration.

    ADOPTED this 4th day of February, 2002.