Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has a policy to award a fair share of contract opportunities to disadvantaged and historically underutilized business enterprises.  The NCTCOG Transportation Department has developed a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program specific to contracting opportunities which are funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Information about our DBE Program and DBE Participation goals are detailed below. 

Businesses interested in becoming certified as a DBE must complete and submit an application through the Texas Unified Certification Program (TUCP) to the appropriate certifying agency in Texas.  The certifying agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA).  Firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area interested in becoming a certified DBE firm should contact NCTRCA

As part of the DBE program and goal, NCTCOG recognizes DBE certifications received through the TUCP.  The Transportation Department maintains a listing of DBE firms who wish to receive information about contracting opportunities with NCTCOG.  Firms who wish t be added to NCTCOG's DBE list can do so by completing this form.

Procurement opportunities with NCTCOG are posted periodically on our website at https://www.nctcog.org/trans/funds/overview. DBE firms are strongly encouraged to participate.

Current DBE List
This list represents DBE firms who are registered in NCTCOG's vendor database.  NCTCOG does not certify firms as DBE's.

For information about all DBE's registered in the State of Texas please visit http://www.txdot.gov/business/partnerships/tucp.html

Program Documents

Approved DBE Program, Updated October 2019: Approved DBE Program, Updated October 2019 
Attachment 1 Organizational Structure
Attachment 2 Overall Calculation Methods
Attachment 2.1 Stakeholder Consultation Items
Attachment 2.2 Public Meeting Items
Attachment 2.3 DBE Open House Items
Attachment 3 NCTCOG Database DBE Firms
Attachment 4 Texas Unified Certification Program (TUCP)
Standard Operating Procedures
 Unified Certification Application
Attachment 4.1 Monitoring and Enforcement Mechanisms/Legal Remedies
Attachment 4.2 Forms for Demonstration of Good Faith Efforts
Attachment 5 List of Minority-Owned Financial Institutions
Attachment 6 49 CFR Part 26


FY2020-FY2022 DBE Goal Update

Meetings and Presentations:

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Open House
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
City of Grand Prairie
Briefing Room
317 College Street
Grand Prairie, TX  75050
DBE Open House Flyer

DBE Consultation Workshop
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NCTCOG Offices
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
Transportation Council Room
Consultation Workshop Flyer

Transit Subrecipient Meeting, May 16, 2019
Agenda and Presentation