The Town of Snowmass Village
Section 4 – Policies: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) are for-profit small business vendors where socially
and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control
management and daily business operations. African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans,
Asian-Pacific and Subcontinent Asian Americans, as well as women, are presumed to be socially
and economically disadvantaged.
The TOSV and Village Shuttle employees will make a good faith effort to facilitate participation,
to the greatest extent feasible, of DBE certified vendors for all goods and services procured for
use by the Village Shuttle with federal grant dollars. The TOSV will carry out all applicable
requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 in the award and administration of federally assisted projects
following the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) DBE program and has designated
the Village Shuttle Transportation Director as the DBE Liaison Officer.
Good faith efforts to facilitate DBE participation include but are not limited to: advertising
procurement opportunities in newspapers that serve minority communities, maintaining a list of
minority and women owned business vendors, and consulting the CDOT Unified Certification
Process (UCP) website for DBE certified firms that are available to bid on FTA funded subcontracts
for goods and services.
The FTA Section 5311 operations grant funding contract with CDOT requires the TOSV to comply
with the following clause and to include this clause in any federally funded subcontract for goods
The contractor shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in the
performance of this contract. The contractor shall carry out applicable requirements of 49 CFR
Part 26 in the award and administration of DOT-assisted procurement and contracts of products
and services contracts. Failure by the contractor to carry out these requirements is a material
breach of this contract, which may result in the termination of this contract or such other remedy,
as the Town of Snowmass Village deems appropriate.
If the TOSV has contracting opportunities of over $250,000 for the procurement of goods or
services (excluding vehicle purchases) with FTA funds for planning, capital and/or operations
purchases in a given federal fiscal year (FFY), the TOSV will develop its own DBE Plan and Goal
Setting process with assistance from CDOT staff.
All vehicle purchases procured by the TOSV and Village Shuttle employees with federal dollars
are required to meet Transit Vehicle Manufacturer (TVM) DBE program requirements. These
requirements are further outlined in the TOSV purchasing policies and the CDOT Procurement
The TOSV and Village Shuttle will respond to all DBE complaints in regards to procurement. All
complaints are processed, investigated, and tracked by the Village Shuttle Transportation
Department following the protest procedures defined in each procurement document and
reported to the CDOT Civil Rights Office.
Village Shuttle is also required to record and report on all third party contracting DBE
participation in subcontracts with federal dollars to CDOT and FTA as requested and, at minimum,
twice annually for CDOT’s required semi-annual goal report to FTA.