BART seeks new members for Business Advisory Council

09.26.19

BART seeks new members for Business Advisory Council

BART is seeking new members to serve on its Business Advisory Council for the 2019 to 2021 term.

The Business Advisory Council, or BAC, was established in 2010 to encourage communications between BART and the small business community and to advise BART on efforts to ensure that small businesses are afforded equal opportunities to participate in contracts and agreements.

Fernando Flores, a Senior Analyst in BART’s Office of Civil Rights, said some of the topics that the committee has provided input on include:

  • Development of a mentor/protégé program
  • Posting of workplans to public website for transparency
  • Quick Pay/less delay in small businesses getting paid
  • Inclusion of LGBTQ status in nonfederal small business program

The BAC consists of up to 15 members representing the small business community within BART’s service area as well as representation from the following industries: professional services, architecture and engineering, procurement and construction. Committee members serve a two (2) year period, on staggered terms. Meetings are typically held every two months from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at District facilities.

If you’re interested in joining, please submit an application, a letter of recommendation from your organization, as well as a cover letter describing your interest to the Office of Civil Rights at:

          300 Lakeside Drive, 16th Floor
          Oakland, CA  94612
          Attention: Fernando Flores or email to fflores@bart.gov

Please contact Fernando Flores, Senior Analyst, phone: (510) 464-7503 or email: fflores@bart.gov if you have any questions.

Download the membership application