Section 106-159; Res. 52-05; Adopting the FY 2005 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal and directing its implementation

Council Bill No.          R 52-05          


A RESOLUTION

adopting the FY 2005 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal 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 City has examined its opportunities for third party contracting for its expenditures with federal transit funds, has sought out the number of ready and willing DBE firms for each type of work to be performed, has compared that figure to the total number of firms available for the same type of work, and has calculated a goal of 12.23% for awards to DBE firms using federal transit funds; and

    WHEREAS, the City has published a formal notice of the results of its goal setting process in accordance with DOT CFR 49 Part 26 and has received no public comments.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  The City Council hereby adopts the FY 2005 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goal of 12.23%.  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.

    ADOPTED this 21st day of March, 2005.