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Posted September 26, 2018

Utility Engineering Group, PLLC. (UEG) is currently pursuing contracts that include fair share goals and encourages minority, women-owned and other DBE’s to bid or participate as a Prime or Sub-Consultant on projects. The current TWDB goals are as follows:

Texas Water Development Board (DBE) Program

The TWDB-negotiated Fair Share Goals are in effect as of August 14, 2018. They are applicable until September 1, 2021.

CATEGORYMBEWBE
CONSTRUCTION19.44%9.17%
EQUIPMENT16.28%11.45%
SERVICES20.41%13.66%
SUPPLIES25.34%8.82%

Requirements and Recommendations:

Solicitation Statement

To be compliant with the DBE Program, all solicitations, both publicly advertised and via direct contact, must address 1) fair share goals; 2) good faith efforts; 3) the involvement of federal EPA funding; and 4) encouragement of MBEs, WBEs, and other DBEs to bid as prime and subcontractors.

To ensure compliance, the TWDB recommends including the following language in all solicitations:

This contract is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which includes EPA-approved fair share goals toward procurement of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) businesses. EPA rules require that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to M/WBEs through demonstration of the six affirmative steps. For more details of the DBE Program and the current, applicable fair share goals, please visit www.twdb.texas.gov/DBE.

UTILITY ENGINEERING GROUP is currently seeking sub-consultants to provide the following tasks and scopes of service:

  • Hydrogeology
  • Geotechnical Investigation and Reporting
  • Environmental Consulting to include Jurisdictional Waters, Endangered Species and Cultural Resources
  • Surveying – Boundary and Topographic
  • Electrical Design
  • Instrumentation and Controls
  • Subsurface Utility Exploration
  • Water Purification Engineering Services
  • Construction Observation and Inspection
  • Water Modeling and System Planning
  • Site Planning and Site Civil Design
  • Tunneling design
  • Structural design
  • Architectural consulting and land planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Right-of-way services
  • Appraisal services

If you are interested in submitting qualifications for the project(s), please submit DBE Certifications, Qualifications and Scope items that your firm is interested in pursuing as a sub-consultant to UEG at contact@uegpros.com or by mail at 191 North Union Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. We appreciate your consideration.