Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms are strongly encouraged to participate in the City of Whittier's contract opportunities. City projects funded in whole or in part with federal funding sources are subject to DBE requirements set forth in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 26, and the State of California Department of Transportation DBE Program Plan, as well as other Caltrans guidelines. For these projects, specific DBE requirements and project goals are detailed in the project's bid specifications.
Each year a Plan is submitted to Caltrans listing the measures the City will take to assist Caltrans in achieving its overall statewide DBE goal. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Liaison Officer can be contacted at (562) 567-9500.
There are many useful resources available to assist you in your DBE and SBE program efforts. Please review the information below, and visit the links to the various web sites provided.
- Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual
- Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual Forms
- Caltrans Division of Local Assistance Office Bulletins
- Caltrans Office of Business and Economic Activity
- Federal Highway Administration's Civil Rights
To search for certified DBEs, visit the Caltrans California Unified Certification Program website.
To find information about becoming a certified DBE, visit the Department of Transportation Office of Business and Economic Opportunity website.
The City of Whittier is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of services or programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability as afforded by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended.