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Siemens Industry Inc. – DBE Goal Notice

In accordance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 26, Siemens Industry Inc., Rail Systems Division, hereby proposes an overall goal of 5.65 percent for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) participation in contracting opportunities during Fiscal Year 2015 (October 2014 – September 2015).  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. Furthermore the Department of Transportation and Siemens Industry Inc. will accept comments on this goal for 45 days from the day of this notice.

Please address comments to:

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


Siemens actively encourages DBEs and SBEs that design, manufacture and/or service components which are generally accepted in the rail transit manufacturing functions to submit their current certification from a UCP authorized agency.  Siemens will also assist those companies which have proven experience and meets Siemens supplier standards in the certification process for both DBE / SBE status.

Siemens Industry Inc. Rail Systems Division – Seeking Qualified DBE & Small Business Firms for Supplies & Services

Siemens Rail Systems Division 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, 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 &/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 . Your information will be forwarded to our procurement department.

Tsai Capital Corporation, a long/short global equity manager headquartered in New York City, has announced the launch of Tsai Ventures, the seed and early stage venture capital arm of the firm.

"We look for hungry entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas and a big market opportunity," said Christopher Tsai, President and Chief Investment Officer of Tsai Capital Corporation. "Having invested with a long-term outlook for 16+ years in publicly traded companies, our goal is to leverage that experience in order to identify the most promising new ventures with significant upside potential."

Tsai Capital will primarily focus on investment opportunities in finance, media and travel. Additionally, they will use their extensive network to generate and foster relationships for entrepreneurs.

Tsai Ventures will deploy the proprietary capital of Tsai Capital Corporation. Interested investors can contact Tsai Capital to be added to a wait list for future co-investment opportunities. More information can be found at

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