Public Notice

In accordance with the requirement of the U.S. Department of Transportation set forth in 49 CFR Part 26, notice is hereby given that the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) has established an overall revised goal of 1.5% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in contracting opportunities on federally-assisted contracts during Federal Fiscal Year 2016 and 2017.

The proposed goal and methodology will be available for review between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday at the address listed below for (30) days following the date of this notice. The Detroit Department of Transportation will accept comments on the goal for (45) days from the date of this notice. Please address all comments to:

Sheila Udeozor
Office of Contract Compliance
Detroit Department of Transportation
1301 East Warren
Detroit, Michigan 48207
(313) 833-7695
The above notice is posted on DDOT’s website at:

Subcontracting Opportunities
South Coast Water District
Sewer Tunnel Stabilization and Pipeline Replacement Project

South Coast Water District located in Laguna Beach, California will be releasing construction bids for its “Tunnel Stabilization and Sewer Pipeline Replacement Project. State and Federal requirements including DBE Participation and Prevailing Wages apply to this Project. Categories identified for possible opportunities for subcontractors and suppliers include concrete and shotcrete, rebar and structural steel, sewer pipe, spoil and waste hauling, surveying, security, and office supplies. A contractor “Meet and Greet” (in conjunction with the Pre-bid meeting) will be held at the District’s Administrative offices in the August/September timeframe for all interested companies.

To learn more about the project and subcontracting opportunities please register on the District’s Website at site and sign up under RFI 17-02-0019 - Tunnel Subcontracting Opportunities. If you have questions you can e-mail the District’s Contracts Manager at

DBE Goal Notice

In accordance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 26, Siemens Industry Inc.,., Mobility Division Rolling Stock, hereby proposes an overall goal of 5.10 percent for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) participation in contracting opportunities during Fiscal Year 2017 (October 2016 – September 2017). The goal and its rationale are available for public review for 30 days from the date of this notice, at the address listed below. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. P.S.T.

Please address comments to:

Ms. Michelle Picard
Siemens Industry Inc.
7464 French Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 681-3000

Siemens actively encourages DBEs that design, manufacture and/or service components which are generally accepted in the rail transit manufacturing industry to submit their current certification from a UCP authorized agency.

Siemens Procurement Contact:

Siemens Industry Inc. Mobility Division Rolling Stock – Seeking Qualified DBE & Small Business Firms for Supplies & Services

The Siemens Mobility Division Rolling Stock factory in Sacramento, CA is seeking qualified DBEs and Small Businesses that are able to supply goods and services in the area of railcar manufacturing. This can include but is not limited to: car body assemblies and components, interior and exterior illumination components, windows, windscreens, seats, interior paneling, luggage racks, handrails, flooring, traction electric components, wheel sets, diesel and cooling systems, cabling, high and low voltage electrical cabinets, fire detectors, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, passenger information system and infotainment, destination signs, HVAC units, door components, brake systems, vehicle control systems, mechanical and electrical connecting parts, hardware, shipping supplies, MRO supplies, logistics, decal and vehicle wrapping, and technical services.

We are interested in meeting potential suppliers to develop relationships and increase the probability of successfully obtaining business opportunities together. We constantly strive to deliver high quality solutions into the hands of our customers. To help achieve our mission, we partner with a broad variety of suppliers, including small and diverse businesses.

Siemens actively encourages DBEs and Small Businesses that design, manufacture, supply &/or service components which are generally accepted in the rail transit manufacturing functions to submit their information together with their current certification.

Please submit your information stating qualifications and areas of expertise by e-mail to our procurement department:

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