Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Update 2022

Join us virtually on September 8th, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to learn more about the next DBE program update and upcoming procurement opportunities. Please click here to RSVP.

Lextran supports the following objectives set forth by 49 code of Federal Regulations part 26.1, to ensure:

  • Nondiscrimination in the award and administration of Department of Transportation (DOT) assisted contracts;
  • A level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
  • The DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
  • Only firms that fully meet eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
  • Barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts are removed; and,
  • The development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside of the DBE Program.

DBE Policies and Procedures

  • Establishing and maintaining a DBE Program is required for any agency receiving Federal Transit Administration funds.
  • Our DBE goal and plan are updated every three years.
  • DBE certification is applied for and maintained through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
  • The maximum feasible portion of a DBE goal must be met through race-neutral rather than race-conscience means.
  • DBE goals are calculated in terms of expenditures, however only procurements that are partially or fully funded with Federal dollars are included.

Goal: For federal fiscal years 2023 to 2025, Lextran will make a good-faith effort to award 2.3% of all project dollars that are funded through federal means, excluding purchasing new transit vehicles, to certified DBE firms.

In support of this goal, Lextran offers:

  • Public outreach to inform DBEs of procurement opportunities
  • Training and support for firms interested in responding to procurement opportunities
  • Narrowly defined scopes of work, when possible, to allow smaller firms that opportunity to participate

Review the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s DBE Program and learn how to apply.

View Lextran’s 2023-2025 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program below.

The public comment period relating to the Lextran DBE Program Goal for 2023-2025 is currently open and will close September 14, 2022. To make a comment, please use the Contact Us form or email to info@lextran.com. The DBE Program is also available to review at our administrative offices at 200 W. Loudon Avenue.