New SBE Certification Application:
To be completed if you are a new firm applying for RTD SBE Certification for the first time, or if your SBE Certification has expired.
To be completed if you are a currently certified RTD SBE and 6 years has passed since your last certification.
Annual Update Application:
To be completed if you are a currently certified RTD SBE. This must be completed annually on or before the firm’s certification anniversary date.
NAICS Code Addition/Remove Request Form:
To be submitted when requesting a change to bid codes for an existing SBE certification.
Change/No Change Affidavit:
To be submitted with the Annual Update and/or in the event of any changes to organizational structure and contact information for an existing SBE certification.
Personal Financial Statement Form:
To be submitted with a New Certification or Recertification application, or on the request of RTD.
Prime and Subcontractor Payment Forms
Form E reports payments to DBE/SBE subcontractors and must be submitted monthly by prime contractors.
Form E2 reports payments received from prime contractors and must be submitted DBE/SBE contractors.
In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26, as amended, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver, Colorado, hereby notifies the public that it is recommending the following Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal which represents the percentage of work to be accomplished by DBE prime contractors, subcontractors, consultants, vendors and material suppliers for professional services, construction and procurement contracts on federal-aid transit projects and grants during the Federal Fiscal Years of 2023-2025, beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2025. The overall proposed DBE goal for FFY 2023-2025 is 14.5%. The DBE Goal Methodology and all information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was selected is available for inspection from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. (Mountain Time) at the Regional Transportation District Executive Offices located at 1660 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado 80202 for 30 calendar days following the publication of this notice. Digital version will be available through a Microsoft TEAMS virtual meeting upon request made through the RTD’s Small Business Office email address: [email protected] Written comments of this goal will be accepted for 45 calendar days from the date of publication of this notice. The comments are for informational purposes only and may be sent to the RTD Civil Rights Division, same address, AND to the Regional Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration, Regions VII and VIII, Byron Rogers Federal Building – 1961 Stout Street, Suite 13-301, Denver, Colorado 80202.
Update on RTD’s SBE Certification Program
Please be advised: As of November 15, 2022, RTD will accept and process new applications as part of the Small Business Certification (SBE) Program to add new SBE certified firms. If you are currently certified with RTD as an SBE, RTD will continue to process the annual updates and renewals of your RTD SBE certifications. There is no additional action needed from your part.
If you are interested in becoming a RTD SBE Certified Firm, visit www.rtd-denver.com/business-center/dbesbe/certification for SBE Certification application forms, checklists, and more information.
During a transitional time, RTD will continue to accept other certifications comparable to RTD’s SBE certification from the City and County of Denver and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to be counted toward projects with SBE Goals. These other certifications that RTD will temporarily accept on our locally funded projects with SBE goals are:
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification from the Colorado UCP (City and County of Denver and CDOT)
- Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certification from the City and County of Denver
- Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) certification from the City and County of Denver.
RTD’s Small Business Office continues to focus on building a stronger Colorado economy by ensuring compliance of goals set and providing training so that small/minority/disadvantaged/women owned businesses can grow and thrive in this competitive industry. RTD will continue to set SBE goals on our locally funded projects and honor RTD SBE certifications on RTD contracts with SBE goals.
For more information, please contact RTD’s Small Business Office at [email protected]
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