Series 103 2002 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
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
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
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
area DBE availability study and established goals for each area based on the results of the study;
WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Transportations DBE program has been
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.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA,
MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:
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 Citys 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 Citys
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.