Seeking DBE / WBE Vendors
Turtle Top is actively seeking vendors who qualify as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and Women’s and Minority Business Enterprises (WBE/MBE) to supply parts and services at a competitive price.
We are expanding business opportunities to those who qualify; you must be reliable, have proof of certification and financial standing, and supply parts which meet Turtle Top’s quality standards.
Interested parties are to contact Turtle Top.
Turtle Top’s DBE Annual Overall Percentage Goal for 2016-2017 (Federal Fiscal Year 2017)
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), through the Federal Transit Administration and the Office of Civil Rights, manages the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The aim of the DBE program is to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of federally funded assisted contracts. Each DOT-assisted state and local transportation agency is required to establish DBE goals; this includes Transit Vehicle Manufacturers (TVMs). The DOT-assisted agencies establish contract specific DBE goals, where these goals are needed to ensure nondiscrimination in federally-assisted procurements.
Bus manufacturers must be certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a Transit Vehicle Manufacturer (TVM) in the DBE program to be eligible to bid on federally funded transit agency contracts. The DOT Federal Transit Administration maintains a listing of TVMs eligible to bid on federally funded transit agency contracts; Turtle Top is on the list.
Turtle Top, in meeting the requirements from the Code of Federal Regulations, 49 CFR 26.49, publicizes that Turtle Top’s annual DBE goal for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 is 0.85%.