It is the continuing policy of the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners to ensure that a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) entity has an equal opportunity to compete for and participate in contracts financed in whole or in part with DOT-assisted funds. The Board of County Commissioners, Manatee County has received Federal financial assistance from the DOT, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the County has signed and assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer
Edrick Sweeting, Grants Administrator
Manatee County Public Works Department, Transit Division
2411 Tallevast Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Ph: 941-747-8621 Ext 7354
Manatee County Transit Division
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program for Fiscal Years 2020 – 2022
Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 26, all interested parties are hereby advised that the Manatee County Transit Division is proposing to establish a three-year goal for Fiscal Years 2020-2022 for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funded projects. The proposed goal is 1.07% of the FTA 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grant and 5339 Bus and Bus Facility Grant funding received by Manatee County in each year 2020 through 2022. Information on the methodology utilized to develop the DBE goal is available for inspection during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Manatee County Transit Division, 2411 Tallevast Road, Sarasota, FL 34243. Written comments will accepted for 45 days after the publication of this notice and should be mailed to Manatee County Transit Division, 2411 Tallevast Road, Sarasota, FL 34243, Attention: DBE Goal.
Opportunity to discuss the methodology utilized to develop the DBE Goal and written comments is available during the DBE Goal Setting Consultation scheduled for June 17, 2019 between the hours of 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Manatee County Transit Division Administrative Office, 1022 26th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208.
Manatee County Area Transit
MCAT is the major public transportation provider in Manatee County. MCAT will continue to improve the quality of life for County residents and visitors by providing a reliable, cost-efficient mobility solution.