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Phoenix Proposes 6.90 Percent of FAA-Assisted Contracts to go to DBE FirmsPhoenix Proposes 6.90 Percent of FAA-Assisted Contracts to go to DBE Firms<div class="ExternalClass7A8FE480550549138BB3E9F79B444DBE"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>The city of Phoenix is soliciting feedback from community stakeholders on the triennial Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal that will be proposed to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on August 1. A goal of 6.90 percent for DBE participation will be proposed for the time period of October 2019 to September 2022; the goal must be achieved on an annual basis for all construction-related contracts. <br></p><p>The DBE goal, which will be achieved through race- and gender-neutral measures, is established pursuant to 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 26.45 and FAA guidance. Due to the lack of a disparity study, rather than employing contract-specific DBE goals, the city imposes small business outreach requirements on its contracts to foster small business and DBE participation.</p><p>During federal fiscal years 2020-22, the city anticipates receiving FAA financial assistance on three major projects with multiple contracting opportunities totaling $43,862,279. FAA funding will constitute $35,700,827 (81.39 percent) of the projected contracts. The proposed DBE goal represents $2,461,914 (6.90 percent) of this FAA funding. </p><p>Details about the proposed DBE goal are available for public review and inspection at the city's Equal Opportunity Department, 200 W. Washington St., 15th floor, during normal business hours for 30 days following the date of this notice. Public comments will be received for a period of 45 days from the date of this notice. Based upon a review of comments received, the city reserves the right to adjust the proposed goal.</p><p>A public forum for finalization of the proposed DBE goal will be held on Thursday, June 13, from 2:30 - 4 p.m., at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Aviation Department Administration Building, 2485 E. Buckeye Road.</p><p>For more information about the DBE goal proposal or the public forum, call 602-262-7502/voice or 602-534-1557/TTY or e-mail <a href="mailto:trevor.bui@phoenix.gov"><strong>trevor.bui@phoenix.gov</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p></div>6/3/2019 11:20:00 PMAlejandro Montiel602-534-3443