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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Post Date:11/08/2018

CONTACT: Sarah Sheshebor
Senior Engineer (805) 583-6792

As a recipient of Federal Transit Administration grant funds, Simi Valley Transit has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of federally funded contracts. On a triennial basis, Simi Valley Transit is required to evaluate planned Transit capital projects and establish a participation goal for disadvantaged business enterprises.

In accordance with these requirements, Simi Valley Transit has updated its DBE program and goal for FY 2018/19, FY 2019/20, and FY 2020/21, and the DBE goal is set at 4%. The updated DBE program and goal is available for review on the City's website at

Simi Valley Transit will be conducting a public meeting to discuss the goal setting process and analysis on November 15, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the City of Simi Valley Community Room located at 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. A copy of the DBE program and goal will be available for review. The public is invited to comment on the program and goal either at the public meeting or in writing. Comments will be accepted through November 21, 2018. Written comments should be addressed to:

City of Simi Valley
Attn: DBE Liaison Officer
Ronald K. Fuchiwaki, Public Works Director
Department of Public Works
2929 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Simi Valley Transit is also requesting qualified DBE firms that may be able to supply transit materials and supplies and/or equipment or professional services to contact Ron Fuchiwaki at the address above or at

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