Minnesota Unified Certification Program

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Minnesota Unified Certification Program

  1. 1. USDOT’S DBE REGULATIONS: Understanding the changes to the MNUCP and 49 CFR Part 23 & 26Minnesota Unified Certification ProgramMinnesota Department of TransportationMetropolitan Airport CommissionMetropolitan CouncilCity of Minneapolis 1
  2. 2. USDOT’S DBE REGULATIONS: Understanding the Changes to 49 CFR Part 23 & 26PURPOSE OF THE RULE MAKING 2
  3. 3. The impact of the changes to 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE49 CFR part 23 and 26  Increasing accountability  Modifying and updating certification requirements  Fostering small business  Improving oversight  Respond to programmatic issues 3
  4. 4. DBE PROGRAM: 5 Key Elements 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE Program Document Semi-Annual DBE Reporting DBE Certification Program Monitoring Goal Setting and Oversight Methodology 4
  5. 5. Overview of the Requirements 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE  Termination of DBE Firms  Personal New Worth  Interstate Certification  Accountability and Goal Submissions  Program Oversight  Small Business Provisions  Project Goals 5
  6. 6. TERMINATION OF DBE FIRMS 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE NEW RULE IMPACT •A prime contractor •No arbitrary, unfair can not terminate a removal of DBEs from DBE firm without the projects where award written consent of the recipient. is contingent on their participation. •The firm can only be terminated for “good” •Helps prevent fraud. cause. 6
  7. 7. PERSONAL NET WORTH (PNW) 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE NEW RULE IMPACT Personal Net Worth •Indexed to inflation (PNW) for DBE so current PNW applicants increased amount is equivalent to the amount in the from $750,000 original rule to $1.32 Million •More individuals and firms eligible for DBE status 7
  8. 8. INTERSTATE DBE CERTIFICATION 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE NEW RULE IMPACT •Provides for a •Makes it easier for consistent process for DBEs certified in their DBE’s to get certified home state to get outside their home state. certified as a DBE in other states •Applicants firms must provide MN its •More work for DBEs certification notice and documentation 8
  9. 9. ACCOUNTABILITY & GOAL SUBMISSION 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE NEW RULE IMPACT If a recipient fails to •Ensure recipients are meet it’s goal, it must: living up to both the letter and the spirit of •Analyze the shortfall the rule •Develop a corrective •Increased action plan accountability •Submit the plan to •Provides another FTA, FHWA or FAA means of oversight for approval 9
  10. 10. PROGRAM OVERSIGHT 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE NEW RULE IMPACT •Recipients must •Root out Fraud monitor and provide written certification •No DBE “fronts!” for every contract or project on which DBEs are participating •Ensure DBEs are getting the opportunity to •Ensure DBEs are perform work performing the work committed to them 10
  11. 11. SMALL BUSINESS PROVISIONS 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE NEW RULE IMPACT •Recipients must add •Increase race-neutral an element to their DBE participation on DBE programs which contracts fosters small business •Reduce reliance on •Must submit the plan race-conscious goals to relevant administration 11
  12. 12. DBE PROJECT GOALS 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE NEW RULE IMPACT In appropriate cases, Increased FTA, FHWA, FAA transparency, may require a accountability, and recipient to submit a oversight for DOT- project-specific DBE funded “mega” goal projects 12
  13. 13. USDOT’S DBE REGULATIONS: MNUCP PROGRAM UPDATECITY OF MINNEAPOLIS 13
  14. 14. CONVERSION TO MNUCP 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE • MNUCP -vs- CERT • Doing Business with Minneapolis 14
  15. 15. USDOT’S DBE REGULATIONS: MNUCP PROGRAM UPDATEMN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 15
  16. 16. DBE and Workforce Collaborative 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE Collaborative Mission “have the contractors and workforce participation within the Minnesota transportation industry reflect the demographics of the State of Minnesota”
  17. 17. DBE and Workforce Collaborative 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE Eleven Project Teams: 1) Results Transparency; 2) Coordinated Access Point 3) On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program 4) Civil Rights Program Training 5) OJT Trainee Tracking and Retention 6) Targeted Group Business (TGB) 7) DBE Program 8) Veteran’s Program 9) Mentor Protégé Program for DBEs 10) Working Capital Fund 11) Pilot Project. 17
  18. 18. MnDOT 2010-2013 DBE Goal 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE Current DBE Goal 8.7% - Participation •2009 Achieved 3.9% •2010 Achieved 5.6% •2011 Achieved 7.6% 18
  19. 19. MnDOT Small Business Program 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE49 CFR 26.39 Small Business Inclusion • Subcontracting • Debundling • Smaller Projects • Pilot Project • St. Croix • Dresbach • Cayuga 19
  20. 20. MnDOT Progress and Program 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATEEnhancements • Changes in Prequalification Program • Business Development Working Capital Fund • Staff Regionalization • TGB/Vets Programs
  21. 21. USDOT’S DBE REGULATIONS: MNUCP PROGRAM UPDATEMETROPOLITAN AIRPORT COMMISSION 21
  22. 22. Metropolitan Airports Commission Small 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATEBusiness Program 49 CFR 26.39 Advertising Incentives: •Small Business Newsletters •Attend Small Business Events •Advertising on alternative websites Workshops: “How To Do Business with the MAC” •Increase awareness with MAC’s security and contractual expectations on construction projects at the airport. Include in networking Contractor/Subcontractor Association 22
  23. 23. Metropolitan Airports Commission’s 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE2010-2013 DBE Goal •2010 Goal 10% 2010 Achieved 8% •2011 Goal 10% 2011 Achieved 8% 2012 Goal 10% MAC receives approximately 100 – 140M a year 23
  24. 24. USDOT’S DBE REGULATIONS: MNUCP PROGRAM UPDATEMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL 24
  25. 25. Metropolitan Council Small Business 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATEProgram 49 CFR 26.39 Outreach Initiatives • Posting all procurements over $24,999 • Presence at small business workshops and meetings Internal Awareness Efforts • New resources and guidance internally • Industry best practices MCUB Program • New purchasing & procurement Initiative 25
  26. 26. Metropolitan Council 2010-2013 Goal 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE •2010-2013 Overall goal 15% • 2010 Goal 15% 2010 Achieved 14.5% • 2011 Goal 15% 2011 Achieved 16.5% •Project /Contract Specific • CCLRT Goal • Interchange Goal • SWLRT Goal 26
  27. 27. USDOT’S DBE REGULATIONS: MNUCP PROGRAM UPDATENEW DIRECTORY 27
  28. 28. MNUCP DIRECTORY CHANGE 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE • Updated DBE list • New Look • New Function • New Site Launch Date May 7, 2012 28
  29. 29. USDOT’S DBE REGULATIONS: MNUCP PROGRAM UPDATENEW WEBSITE 29
  30. 30. NEW MNUCP WEBSITE 49 CFR PART 23 & 29 UPDATE • On it’s own site •Application • DBE Resources • User forms • Prime Resources • Regulation • Directory • Listing of Agency Events •And much more Launch Date May 7, 2012 30
  31. 31. USDOT’S DBE REGULATIONS: Understanding the changes to the MNUCP and 49 CFR Part 23 & 26Minnesota Unified Certification ProgramMinnesota Department of TransportationMetropolitan Airport CommissionMetropolitan CouncilCity of Minneapolis 31

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