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Disadvantaged Business Enterprises


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It is the responsibility of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Department) to implement the requirements for solicitation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms to participate in the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs, or other federally funded programs in conformance with the program operating agreement among the Department, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Firm Solicitation is the process by which recipients of the SRF programs, or other federally funded programs solicit participation to ensure that DBE firms are aware of the opportunity to compete for projects funded by EPA financial assistance dollars. The process involves the detailed documentation of the Six Good Faith Efforts to show and support compliance and understanding of the DBE regulation set forth in 40 CFR Part 33, 33.301, 33.105, 33.501, and 33.302.

Searches are to be performed through the PA Department of General Services (DGS) website. Click here to visit the DGS Supplier Search website.


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