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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.
Requirements and Recommendations:
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:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 191 North Union Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. We appreciate your consideration.