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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program:  Transportation Department Contracting Opportunities

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has a policy to award a fair share of contract opportunities to disadvantaged and historically underutilized business enterprises. The NCTCOG Transportation Department has developed a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program specific to contracting opportunities which are funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Information about our DBE Program and DBE Participation goals are detailed below.


Businesses interested in becoming certified as a DBE must complete and submit an application through the Texas Unified Certification Program (TUCP) to the appropriate certifying agency in Texas. The certifying agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA). Firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area interested in becoming a certified DBE firm should contact NCTRCA.

As part of the DBE program and goal, NCTCOG recognizes DBE certifications received through the TUCP. The Transportation Department maintains a listing of DBE firms who wish to receive information about contracting opportunities with NCTCOG. Firms who wish to be added to NCTCOG's DBE list can do so by completing this form.

Procurement opportunities with NCTCOG are posted periodically on our website, DBE firms are strongly encouraged to participate.


Current DBE List

This list represents DBE firms who are registered in NCTCOG's vendor database.

NCTCOG does not certify firms as DBE's.


For information about all DBE's registered in the State of Texas please visit



Approved DBE Program (Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-FY2016)


Program Documents


Approved DBE Program


Attachment 1

Organizational Structure

Attachment 2 

Overall Calculation Methods 

Attachment 2.1

Public Meetings Items

Attachment 2.2

DBE Open House Items

Attachment 3

NCTCOG Database DBE Firms

Attachment 4

Texas Unified Certification Program (TUCP)

Attachment 4.1

Monitoring and Enforcement Mechanisms/Legal Remedies

Attachment 4.2

Forms for Demonstration of Good Faith Efforts

Attachment 5

List of Minority-Owned Financial Institutions

Attachment 6 

49 CFR Part 26



Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-FY2019 DBE Participation Goal

NCTCOG has updated the DBE Participation Goal, as required by 49 CFR Part 26. The overall goal is twenty-five percent (25%) and is consistent with the previous goal for FY2014-FY2016. Updated information and supporting documentation is provided below.  



FY2017-2019 DBE Goal Update:


Overall Goal Calculation


Meetings and Presentations:

Public Meeting Presentation


DBE Open House Presentation


NCTRCA Open House Presentation





Archived DBE Programs


Last Updated December 27, 2016


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