Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
is committed to carrying out all applicable requirements as contained
in 49 CFR Part 26, “Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
In Department of Transportation Programs”, and has adopted a DBE
participation goal of 11% for FY2015 – FY2017.
-Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Policy Statement - FY 2015- FY 2017
with GRTA as a DBE/Small Business
Read the Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program Policy
Statement - FY 2015- FY 2017
GRTA’s operates the Xpress regional commuter coach service and administers the Atlanta region’s
vanpool service. To provide our services, we rely on a broad range of
contractors and suppliers who work with us through the procurement process. The
goods and services we purchase are crucial to providing safe, reliable
transportation for our customers.
Goods and services purchased by GRTA range from paper clips to articulated
buses. We encourage small businesses owned by minorities and women to pursue
contracts to compete for GRTA business.
To make it easier for you to do business with GRTA, we've prepared this website
area to explain our procurement process system, and let you know how we select
What do we buy? Whom do we buy it from?
company we purchase everything from office supplies, ground maintenance
services to buses and bus parts, etc. We buy from small businesses and large
Is selling to GRTA difficult?
procurement process is easy, once you learn the system. Each contract is
detailed and contains specific requirements that vendors must meet.
How can I learn about upcoming bid opportunities?
To reach as many potential vendors as possible, GRTA uses the Georgia
Procurement Registry at http://ssl.doas.state.ga.us/PRSapp/ as its primary source for advertising. You can
also get the information you need from this website by clicking on the “Doing
Business with GRTA” button at the bottom
of every page.
What are the criteria for obtaining certification?
The eligibility requirements as a DBE or M/WBE by GRTA are similar. To
be eligible for certification under either federal or state program, your firm
will be required to submit documentation showing it is an ongoing independent
business enterprise that is owned, operated and controlled by a "socially
and economically disadvantaged" individual (for DBEs) or by a
"minority group member" or a woman (for M/WBEs). Generally, your
business should have been in operation for at least a year.
If your business is not located in Georgia, you may wish to get certification
in your home state. This may accelerate the certification process with GDOT.
How does DBE or M/WBE Certification help get business?
federal and state guidelines, the Division may set goals for participation of
these vendors on a contract.
When a contract is ready for bid, GRTA identifies available qualified DBE and
M/WBE vendors and sends a list to the venders seeking bids.
Information on GDOT DBE/Small
Business Development Program
the Bid Listings Page
GRTA Procurement Department
Leanna Jordan-Pierre, Procurement and Contracts Manager
245 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303-1426
Phone: (404) 463-3067
Fax: (770) 357-1839
Minority Business Program
requirements of 49 CFR Part 26, Regulations of the U.S. Department of
Transportation, apply to FTA-funded contracts. It is GRTA's policy to
practice nondiscrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin
in the award or performance of this contract. GRTA's overall goal for
DBE participation in federally funded contracts during the period
October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2017 is 11%.
an incentive to increase utilization of minority-owned businesses as
subcontractors on State purchases, the State of Georgia provides for an
income tax adjustment on the state tax return of any company that
subcontracts with a State certified minority-owned firm to furnish
goods, property, or services to the State of Georgia, including GRTA.
The Tax Incentive Program is codified at O.C.G.A. §48-7-38 and is managed by the Georgia Department of Revenue.