Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Liaison Officer (DBELO) for Emeryville is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the City’s DBE Program Plan only with regard to federally funded projects. This includes:
  • Gathers and reports statistical data and other information as required.
  • Ensure City contracts are meeting required Good Faith Efforts.
  • Analyzes DBE participation and identifies ways to encourage participation.
  • Provides DBEs with information and recommends sources to assist in preparing bids, obtaining bonding and insurance.
  • Provides outreach to DBEs and community organizations to fully advise them of contracting opportunities.
Business Enterprise Program Information
The City of Emeryville is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in the conduct of its business, including the procurement of goods and services. The City recognizes its responsibilities to the community in which it operates and to the society it serves and reaffirmed that commitment through adoption of a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for federally funded project

In October, 2010, Emeryville established a DBE Program in accordance with the California State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program which encourages women, persons of color, and socially and economically disadvantaged-owned businesses to participate in City purchasing and contracting opportunities pursuant to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 26.

In November, 2010, pursuant to Administrative Instruction Number 115, the City of Emeryville extended this commitment to all federally funded projects pursuant to 44 CFR, Part 13 Subpart C, Section 13.36(e), as amended, and other requirements as may be deemed applicable.

It is the policy of the City to encourage and ensure that DBEs, as defined by applicable sections of the Code of Federal Regulations, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in certain federally assisted contracts using good faith efforts. Emeryville shall not exclude any person from participation in, deny any person the benefits of, or otherwise discriminate against anyone in connection with the award and performance of any contract covered by applicable sections of the Code of Federal Regulations on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin.

If you are interested in receiving email notifications of up-coming projects, please subscribe to the DBE Mailing List. To get the latest city of Emeryville Bids and RFPs please go to the Public Works RPPs and Bids website.

For detailed information please contact the DBE Liaison Officer, Amber Evans at 510-596-4382 or email.