Civil Rights & Small Business Development
 
Public Forums Schedule  
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Transportation Cabinet seeks public input for increasing highway project goals
Statewide public forums scheduled for June
 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 20, 2016) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking public input on proposed goals for increasing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) involvement in highway projects.
 
The KYTC Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development, which oversees the cabinet’s DBE program, is preparing an annual, overall DBE participation goal for the federal fiscal year 2017, which begins Oct. 1. Under U.S. Department of Transportation rules, the new goal would be in effect for three years.
 
“The public forums offer DBEs, industry leaders and Cabinet officials a venue to collaborate on issues and concerns involving highway projects and proposed Cabinet goals,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “The Cabinet wants to ensure that disadvantaged businesses are represented fairly in the project award process.”
 
The 2017 goals and methodology will be available online. Forum schedule
 
The Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development will host forums during June in each of the cabinet’s 12 highway districts to explain the proposed goals and how they were established.
 
The Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, a diverse workforce and the promotion of equitable business opportunities throughout Kentucky.
 
Written comments will be accepted and can be submitted online through the website or through the mail to:
 
Melvin Bynes
Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero Street, 6th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40622
 
Information is also available by calling 1-502-564-3601 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT.
 
 
 
 
The Office for Civil Rights & Small Business Development is committed to ensure equal employment opportunity, a diverse workforce and promoting equitable business opportunities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

It is the mission of the Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development to ensure adherence to and compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity, Title VI, and Small and Disadvantaged Business Initiatives via program implementation and policy development. The Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development is responsible for ensuring that no person (in the Commonwealth of Kentucky) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination based on color, religion, race, national origin or disability under any program administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Bidding Requirements & Conditions
All organizations and individuals bidding on Department projects and accepting subcontracts on Department projects must apply for and receive Department prequalification and possess a Certificate of Eligibility as provided in regulations published by the Department according to KRS Section 176.140.
 
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