The Coast RTA's Disadvantaged
Business Enterprise Program
South Carolina Unified
Certification Program (SCUCP)
Coast Regional Transportation Authority (Coast RTA) seeks to
offer business opportunities to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
(DBEs) certified through the SC Department of Transportation's
(SCDOT) Unified Certification Program (UCP). Disadvantaged Business
Enterprise program regulations (49 CFR, parts 23 and 26) became
effective in March 1999, and require that all recipients of funding
from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA), and Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
develop a statewide certification program. Applying through SCDOT
is the only means for DBE certification.
Coast RTA's DBE Program aims to develop business relationships
with certified DBEs, and has specific goals related to assuring a
percentage of our contracts are satisfied by the utilization of
DBEs. SCDOT certification guarantees a business' eligibility
as a DBE, and eliminates the need for a DBE to apply for the
designation with multiple state agencies. Certification through the
SCUCP is an absolute prerequisite to qualifying as being a DBE.
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For more information on the SCUCP and the application process
for DBE certification, please visit: http://www.scdot.org/doing/businessDevelop_SCUnified.aspx.