What is a Concession under the ACDBE regulations?

By: Jeff Cazeau The Regulations that govern the ACDBE program define “Concession” to mean one or more of the following types of for-profit businesses: (1) A business, located in an airport, that is engaged in the sale of consumer goods or services to the public under an agreement with the airport, another concessionaire, or the owner or Read more about What is a Concession under the ACDBE regulations?[…]

DBE Certification New York

By: Jeff Cazeau The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) regulation requires that each state have a “one-stop shopping” certification process. This means firms apply to only one agency for DBE certification, and that agency’s decision is honored by all other DBE certifying agencies (see below) and all entities within the state that receive funds from the United Read more about DBE Certification New York[…]

An In-Depth Look At The DBE Application Review Process.

By: Jeff Cazeau The DBE application review process Clients are often surprised when the DBE application they prepared themselves comes back denied. Often, denials can be prevented by understanding the DBE application process and what information is being reviewed and how that information will be used. Understand that there may be actions that you take as Read more about An In-Depth Look At The DBE Application Review Process.[…]

DBE Certification Denial Appeals Process

By: Jeff Cazeau DBE Certification Denial Appeal Process Under the rules of the DBE Program, the Departmental Office of Civil Rights is responsible for processing all appeals of DBE certification denials. The rules specify the following appeals procedures: Initial Processing Upon receipt of a written appeal, DOCR will review the incoming correspondence to determine whether the Read more about DBE Certification Denial Appeals Process[…]

What Are The Reasons For Filing A Bid Protest?

By: Jeff Cazeau There are a multitude of reasons for filing a bid protest. Some of the more common reasons for bringing a bid protest are listed below: Untimely Proposal. Generally, solicitation documents will set forth a deadline when responses to a solicitation must be received. If a solicitation document states that a response is due at Read more about What Are The Reasons For Filing A Bid Protest?[…]

What Is A Bid Protest And How Can It Help Or Hurt Me?

By: Jeff Cazeau A bid protest is a legal procedure, usually initiated by an “interested party” to contest the procedure or outcome of a government contract award.  Typically, protesters are third parties (usually other bidders) who feel they’ve been harmed by a government agency’s decision to award a contract to a party who the protester feels is Read more about What Is A Bid Protest And How Can It Help Or Hurt Me?[…]

My DBE Certification Application Has Been Denied, Now what?

By: Jeff Cazeau My DBE Certification Application has been denied! Now what? You’ve spent days, if not weeks and months, putting together your DBE certification application and now you’ve learned that your DBE application has been denied. Now what do you do? First, read the letter you received from the certifying agency carefully. The reason for Read more about My DBE Certification Application Has Been Denied, Now what?[…]

Documents Needed For Your DBE Certification Application

By: Jeff Cazeau Documents you will need to gather for your DBE Certification Application: The business tax returns for the last three years. Personal tax returns for any business owners for the last three years.  County and/or municipal occupational licenses or Business Tax Receipts. Copies of any professional licenses. Detailed resume of all owners or list of all Read more about Documents Needed For Your DBE Certification Application[…]

Florida DBE Certification

By: Jeff Cazeau Florida DBE Certification Resource Guide The U. S. Department of Transportation mandates that recipients of federal financial assistance must participate in a statewide UCP (Unified Certification Program).  The UCP is meant to be a “one-stop” shop for all firms seeking the Florida DBE certification in a state. Once certified by a member the Read more about Florida DBE Certification[…]