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Disadvantaged Business Enterprises



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, Special Appropriation Act Projects (SAAP), or other potential 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, SAAP, or other potential federally funded programs solicit participation to ensure that DBE firms have the opportunity to compete for procurements 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.

Update (February 2018)

The DGS website format and weblink has changed. Click here to visit the DGS Supplier Search website

For more information about the DGS web search changes, reference the following documents:


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