DCTA Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

It is the policy of the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) to establish a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program in accordance with regulations of the Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. DCTA receives Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and as a condition of receiving this assistance, DCTA has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26. To attain these policy objectives, the DCTA Board of Directors has adopted a Policy Statement and Disadvantaged Business and Small Business Enterprise Program.

Click here to view DCTA’s current DBE Program

DCTA recognizes companies certified by TxDOT as DBE’s. For more information and assistance with the certification process, requirements and a directory of DBE companies click here to view the TxDOT website.

DCTA encourages all prime and subcontractors to use the services of companies owned and controlled by disadvantaged individuals.  For more information click here to view the list of companies who have submitted bids to DCTA on federal funded projects.  

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Banks

DCTA encourages all prime and subcontractors to use the services of banks owned and controlled by disadvantaged individuals.  For more information click here to view the Federal Reserve list of minority owned financial institutions.

Business Development Programs

DCTA encourages DBE firms to participate in business development programs offered by agencies or Intuitions of Higher Education located in the north Texas area.  Although there are other agencies and intuitions of higher education that provide business development training, information may be obtained by visiting the websites of the agencies at the links provided.

University of Texas at Arlington/Cross Timbers Procurement Center

Tarrant County College SBDC

Small Business Administration

Collin SBDC

Mountain View College

The Denton County Transportation Authority Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for Fiscal Year’s 2016, 2017, and 2018

The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has established its goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise for the fiscal years 2016, 2017 and 2018.  The proposed goal is 5%.  Information regarding the goal and goal setting methodology is available by contacting our principle office during normal operating hours. 

DCTA will accept comments on the DBE goal for 30 days beginning June 22, 2015, and continuing through July 22, 2015.  Comments may be sent to the following:

Denton County Transportation Authority
Athena Forrester, CPPO, CPPB
Purchasing Manager/DBE Liaison
1955 Lakeway, Suite 260
Lewisville, Texas 75057
procurement@dcta.net