Policy Statement: The Orange County Transportation Authority (Authority)
has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance
with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 26: Participation by Disadvantaged
Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs
and subsequently issued U.S. Department of Transportation (U. S. DOT) Guidance1
(Race-Neutral Policy Implementation Directives). The Authority receives federal
financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and,
as a condition of receiving this assistance, the Authority has signed an assurance
that it will fully comply with Title 49 CFR, Part 26. These regulatory provisions
and the Authority’s DBE Program apply to all of the Authority’s U.S. DOT-assisted
OCTA participates in the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) as a non-certifying agency. To obtain information regarding the CUCP or OCTA’s Disadvantaged Business Programs, click on the related links to the right.
To obtain information about the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP), please click here. This website will explain what this program is about and how it can assist you with the DBE certification process
Click on the DBE Form below you would like to download.
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is committed to the growth of Small and Disadvantaged Businesses within OCTA’s market area and regularly communicates with its subcontracting community to identify possible barriers to the growth and success of Small and Disadvantaged Businesses. OCTA recognizes that a firm’s ability to obtain performance and payment bonds can pose a significant barrier to their ability to win public sector contracts and for those firms that are able to obtain bonds, being able to bond adequately may also often pose a barrier to working on public contracts.
Follow this link to access information on Bonding Assistance Resources.