The Board of Supervisors’ efforts to ensure equal opportunity include participation in the California State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program which encourages women-owned, minority-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged-owned businesses to participate in County purchasing and contracting opportunities. The Caltrans DBE Program is carried out in accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation, (DOT) Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 26.
San Joaquin County has established a policy to ensure that DBE’s, as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in certain DOT – assisted contracts. San Joaquin County shall not exclude any person from participation in, deny any person the benefits of, or otherwise discriminate against anyone in connection with the award and performance of any contract covered by 49 CFR Part 26 on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin.
The DBE Liaison Officer resides in the County’s Public Works Department. A copy of the County's DBE policy statement is provided in Appendix 3. For more detailed information, or to request a copy of the Caltrans DBE Program description, contact the County Public Works Department at (209) 468-3000, or the Caltrans Web site.