Hdot seeking input on goals for award of contracts to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Posted on Feb 11, 2020 in Airports News, Main, News

Public comments will be gathered via email and meetings in Honolulu and at
HDOT District offices.

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is seeking comments on overall goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in HDOT’s transportation contracts. DBEs are for-profit small businesses whose primary owner and management are considered socially and economically disadvantaged. Federal funding requirements call for state and local transportation agencies to set overall goals for the participation of DBEs in U.S. Department of Transportation-funded contracts.

HDOT is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to current DBE and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program goals, new DBE and ACDBE goals for coming years, and methods HDOT will use to meet those goals.

The public can participate through a meeting Monday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Meeting locations by island are listed below:

 

HONOLULU (OAHU)

  • HDOT, 869 Punchbowl Street, 5th Floor Conference Room, Honolulu, HI 96813

KAHULUI (MAUI) VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE

  • Highways Division Maui District Office, 650 Palapala Drive, Kahului, HI 96732

LIHUE (KAUAI) VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE

  • Highways Division Kauai District Office, 1720 Haleukana Street, Lihue, HI 96766

HILO (HAWAII ISLAND) VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE

  • Highways Division Hawaii District Office, 50 Makaala Street, Hilo, HI 96720

 

Comments can also be made online through March 11, 2020 via https://www.keenindependent.com/hdotdisparitystudy2019 or through email to [email protected]

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Daniel Williams, Acting DBE Program Supervisor, at (808) 831-7914 or [email protected] as soon as possible. Please make requests as early as possible to allow adequate time to fulfill your request. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

 

DBE/ ACDBE Background

As part of its implementation of the Federal DBE Program, HDOT conducted an Availability and Disparity Study to provide information about HDOT’s overall goals for DBE participation over the coming years and ways to achieve those goals. To view the draft study and learn more about HDOT’s DBE program, visit http://hidot.hawaii.gov/administration/ocr/dbe/

HDOT also operates the Federal Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program at many of its airports. It also develops goals for ACDBE participation in airport concessions and chooses methods to achieve those goals.

HDOT is seeking public comment on the following overall DBE goals and its methods of meeting those goals for federal fiscal years 2020, 2021 and 2022 for:

  • Federal Highway Administration-funded contracts.
  • Federal Aviation Administration-funded contracts at Honolulu International Airport and Kahului Airport.

HDOT is asking for public comment on proposed new overall DBE goals for federal fiscal years 2021, 2022 and 2023 and methods of meeting those goals for:

  • FAA-funded contracts for small hub primary airports (Kona, Hilo and Lihue).
  • Federal Transit Administration-funded contracts.

HDOT is also seeking public comment on ACDBE goals and its methods of meeting those goals for federal fiscal years 2021, 2022 and 2023 for:

  • Airport concessions for Honolulu International Airport and Kahului Airport.

The draft study and other documents related to HDOT’s proposed DBE goals will also be made available during business hours (7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) at the HDOT Office of Civil Rights. The address for this office is: 200 Rodgers Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819.