Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
Pace's DBE Department is responsible for administering the federally-mandated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
(DBE) program. The DBE program is intended to provide contracting opportunities to small businesses owned and controlled
by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
Pace’s Overall DBE Goal FFY 2015 - 2018
Pace, Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority,
is hereby informing the public of the proposed overall DBE goal of 11.46% (Race-Conscious Goal = 11.31% and Race-Neutral
Goal = 0.15%) in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26.45(g)(1)(ii). The goal and its rationale may be viewed at Pace Headquarters
(see address below) during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Comments can be left
via email at Christina.Perez@pacebus.com or at Pace Headquarters through August 19, 2015.
Pace Suburban Bus
W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Ph# (847) 364-7223
Pace is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in the conduct of its business, including the procurement of goods
and services. Pace recognizes its responsibilities to the communities in which it operates and to the society it serves
and reaffirms that commitment through the operation of its DBE program and Pace's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
For more information on Pace's DBE program, contact the DBE Department at (847) 228-4257.
Who is an Eligible Disadvantaged Business Enterprise?
Applicant firms must be found eligible
to be certified as a DBE under the federal regulations contained in 49 CFR part 26. The eligibility standards include
that the firm must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
Also, the firm must be controlled and managed on a daily basis by the disadvantaged owner(s).
A firm must also be a small business concern as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations in
13 CFR part 121. In addition, 49 CFR part 26 provides a cap of $23.98 million average gross receipts over a three year
period for DBE ($52.47 million for ACDBEs). (Other size standards apply for ACDBE that are banks/financial institutions,
car rental companies, pay telephone firms, and automobile dealers.)
Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 Part 26