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Source : Contractor News
May 20, 2021
Author : Kristy Casanova
LA Metro's goal for fiscal year 2022-2024 is to establish a “level playing field” for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) to partake in metro’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA)-assisted contract opportunities. The goal is to award 28% of FTA-assisted contracts to DBEs.
In order to achieve this, LA Metro plans on using race and gender conscious and neutral measures. Public hearings will be held virtually over the Internet where Metro officials will consult with minority and women owned business groups, organizations and associations in order to better assess the availability of disadvantaged businesses and set overall DBE goals.