Public Notice – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

Public Notice Concerning Forward Pinellas, in its Role as Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26, as amended, Forward Pinellas, in its role as the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, hereby notifies the public that it is recommending a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funded contracting, whereby 3.9% of all applicable professional services and procurement contracts during Fiscal Years 2017-2019, beginning October 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2019 involve DBE firms. The DBE Program is a Federal Program designed for business owners deemed socially and economically disadvantaged. More information is also available on-line at

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