NCDOT Certification Programs 1)NC Unified Certification Program (UCP) NCDOT, RDU Airport, PTI Airport, Transit Systems, Rail, NCDOT sub-recipients, etc. 2)Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MB/WBE) Ensures minority M/WBEs have the opportunity to participate in the performance of NCDOT contracts using state funding for design, construction, or maintenance of highways and road system (GS. 136) M/WBE Certification combined with DBE certification. 3)Small Professional Services Program (SPSF) NCDOT Prequalified professional firms that are less than $1.5 million in annual revenues. Primarily engineering and architecture services. 4)Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Small businesses performing work for NCDOT Highway Operations that are less than $1.5 million in revenues (exclusive of direct costs). Types of work include rest area maintenance, mowing, road construction, etc.
Federal DBE Certification Facts Federal DBE Program authorized by 49 CFR Part 26 DBE is a program managed by USDOT (FAA, FTA, FHWA) recipients. DBE Program covers transportation project design, construction, airport concessions, and procurement. A DBE Overall Goal is established annually by each agency (recipient) –Annual DBE Overall Goal is a percentage of contract dollars –Contract goals set for each project to meet overall goal. –Factors considered in goal setting include: Contract amount, types of work anticipated, # of certified DBE’s, types of work performed by DBE’s, past participation.
Federal DBE Certification Facts A Unified Certification Program (UCP) covers DBE certification for all agencies receiving project funding from USDOT. –Airports (RDU, PTI, Charlotte-Douglas, etc.) –Public Transit (Winston Salem Transit, Greensboro Transit, etc) –NCDOT –NCDOT sub-recipients (municipalities, counties, etc.)
DBE Certification Eligibility Eligibility criteria needed to prove qualification Presumed disadvantaged Group? (minority or woman ownership) Economic disadvantage? (PNW less than $750k, excluding equity of certified business and personal residence) Majority ownership? (51% or more by a disadvantage person (s))
DBE Certification Eligibility Control? (Ultimate authority rests with disadvantage person) Small Business? (meets SBA size standard) Submit required documentation (tax returns, personal tax returns, incorporation documents, bank statements, loan documents, etc.)