Office of Civil Rights

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

FFY 2017- 2019 Proposed Triennial DBE Goal:

We are seeking public comments on BART proposed FFY 2017- 2019 Triennial DBE goal.  Proposed Goal is 18%.

We also seek comments on availability of DBEs or non-DBEs in BART’s market area.  If you think the availability differs from our Report, we want to know why that availability may differ for the next years from what is discussed in the Report.

Please include the following information with your comments:

  • Your name
  • Name of your business or organization
  • Comment regarding BART’s Triennial goal or the Methodology used to obtain the goal.
  • Other relevant comment

The goal methodology report will be made available during regular business hours of 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at BART Office of Civil Rights, 300 Lakeside Drive – 16th Floor, Oakland CA 94612 for public review and comments for 30 days from July 1, 2016 through July 29, 2016.  Comments may be made to Tim Lohrentz by email:,  or mail your written comments  to the address above or fax your comments to (510) 464-7585.


DBE Policy Statement

Changes to DBE Federal Regulations and BART DBE Program

BART DBE Program

BART DBE Program Appendices

Denial and Removal Procedure

Uniform Certification Application for DBEs

Request for Annual Update of DBE Certification

DBE Out-of-State Application

Other related links

Download the Small Business Entity Certification Application

BART's list of Certified SBE and MSBE Firms

Non-Discrimination Program

Non-Discrimination Program for Subcontracting

Checklist for Document Submittal (M/WBE Certification)

Download Application for M/WBE Certification

BART's list of Certified MWBE Firms


Small Business (SB) Program

   Small Business Program for Non-Federal Funded Contracts

   Small Business Certification Determination & Procedures

   Small Business Certification Reciprocity Program

   Department of General Services

   Summary of Small Business Opportunity Plan from July 26, 2012, Board of Directors Meeting


Availability and Utilization Study

Download a copy of BART's Availability and Utilization Study.  For questions regarding the Study, contact Ruby Smith at or 510-464-6324.