It is the policy of SCDOT to assure affirmative compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, and related statutes and regulations. The assurances previously given by the Federal Highway Administration are hereby reaffirmed and extend to the Federal Transit Administration. Examples of the application of this policy include, but are not limited to, the following:
The participation of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise is determined by evaluating the prime contractor's actual payments to the DBE. The prime contractor is obligated under rules set forth by the South Carolina Department of Transportation when reporting and receiving credit towards the DBE contract goal. The contractor must give an account of these amounts on the Quarterly Report.
Once DBE participation on the project is completed, a request is made to close and reconcile DBE participation to determine if goals and commitments were met. Quarterly Reports submitted over the duration of the project are reviewed to verify DBE payments and reconciled with request for DBE closeout.
SCDOT is mandated, by 49 CFR Â§26.45, to establish an overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) goal for our federally assisted highway contracts. To view the department's current DBE Goal & Methodology for highway activities click on the link below:
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires SCDOT to set a DBE goal on transit contract. To view the department's current DBE Goal & Methodology for transit activities click on the link below: