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The Office of Civil Rights staff is comprised of team members committed to serving as a point of reference for internal and external customers regarding Title VI and Title VII compliance and Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) program eligibility and certification.

Office of Civil Rights | Email: CivilRights@itd.idaho.gov
Location: 11331 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 83714
Mail Address: PO Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707-1129

Jessika Phillips, Civil Rights Program Manager | Phone: 208-334-8884 | Email: jessika.phillips@itd.idaho.gov

Ronnie Winks, DBE Program Coordinator | Phone: 208-334-8567 | Email: ronnie.winks@itd.idaho.gov

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Civil Rights News


ICONIC Workforce Development Program Seeks Spring 2023 Applicants for Lewiston

November 28, 2022
ITD’s workforce development program ICONIC (Idaho Career Opportunities - Next In Construction) is seeking the next batch of construction operators...
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Idaho wins national workforce award for ICONIC effort

October 26, 2022
BOISE - Idaho’s Workforce Development program, spearheaded by ITD’s Civil Rights section, recently won a national award for the effort...
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Your input could help shape how ITD does business with DBEs

October 5, 2022
The Idaho Transportation Department is seeking your input regarding any disparities evident in the participation of minority-owned businesses working with...
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Public comment sought on plan for Idaho highway rail grade crossings

January 7, 2022
BOISE - Public input is being sought on the action plan to guide Irail grade crossings on Idaho Highways. Through...
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Hands-on construction training and free Commercial Driver’s License offered next spring in East Idaho

October 5, 2021
 While “Help wanted” signs are everywhere and the skills of the workforce are waning, Idaho’s critical infrastructure will always require...
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ITD seeks feedback on draft Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan update

September 17, 2021
As the ITD updates its ADA Transition Plan, the public is encouraged to learn more about plans to invest nearly $35 million into projects and services over the next 15 years.
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Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program Seeks Public Input on Draft Federal Transit Administration DBE Methodology

December 7, 2020
The Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) program works to provide a level playing field for women-owned and minority-owned under-represented businesses on federally...
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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program seeks input on plan, sets public-meeting schedule

July 22, 2020
Public comment to help guide ITD's Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) program with its multi-year methodology is being sought through August...
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Disparity Study

ITD LogoThe Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has commissioned a disparity study on contracts and procurements awarded between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2021. The study will help inform ITD’s efforts to encourage the participation of disadvantaged, person of color-, and woman-owned businesses in its contracting and procurement. Learn more about the details and how to provide your comments below.

The project team is committed to engaging the public throughout the course of the 2022-23 ITD Disparity Study. Various events will be held as a part of the study to help members of the public understand the purpose and to provide comments. The events schedule will be updated regularly. Please check back periodically for updates.

During each meeting, the project team will give a presentation describing the disparity study, including its purpose, methodology, and the study schedule. Following the presentation, attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions and submit verbal or written testimony about their experiences working in the local marketplace and with ITD. Attendees’ comments will be integrated into the project team’s analyses of local marketplace conditions.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has commissioned BBC to conduct a disparity study to assess whether person of color (POC-) and woman-owned businesses face any barriers as part of ITD’s contracting processes. Information from the study will help ITD assess its efforts to encourage POC- and woman-owned businesses to bid on ITD contracts and help inform what, if any, improvements are needed to optimize ITD’s contracting processes and implementation of the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.

Study analyses. The crux of the disparity study will be to examine whether there are any disparities between:

  1. The percentage of contract dollars ITD spent with POC- and woman-owned businesses during the study period (utilization); and
  2. The percentage of contract dollars POC- and woman-owned businesses might be expected to receive based on their availability to perform specific types and sizes of ITD contracts (availability).

The study period for the disparity study will be contracts and procurements ITD awarded from Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2021. The study will also examine other information related to:

  • Legal considerations surrounding ITD’s implementation of the Federal DBE program;
  • Marketplace conditions for POCs, women, and POC- and woman-owned businesses;
  • Contracting practices and assistance programs ITD currently has in place; and
  • Potential program measures for ITD to consider implementing to further encourage POC- and woman-owned business participation.

Study schedule. BBC initiated the disparity study in August 2022 and will complete the study at the end of June 2023.
Disparity Study Project Timeline


Key contacts. If you have any questions or comments regarding the 2022-23 Idaho Transportation Department Disparity Study, please contact:

Ronnie Winks | DBE Program Coordinator, ITD Office of Civil Rights | 208-334-8567 | ronnie.winks@itd.idaho.gov

Alternatively, you can contact the project team directly at:

Betsy Sava | BBC Associate | 303-321-2547, ext. 244 | bsava@bbcresearch.com

Please submit any comments you may have about your experiences working in the local marketplace, working with ITD, or about the disparity study.

E-mail your comments directly to the project team at:

ITDDisparityStudy@bbcresearch.com

 
Topic areas could include:

  • Conditions in the local marketplace including any potential barriers businesses face in being successful or growing;
  • Contracting opportunities with ITD or other local government agencies;
  • Business assistance programs ITD or other local agencies currently use;
  • Any recommendations for additional business assistance programs that ITD could consider implementing; or
  • The 2022-23 Idaho Transportation Department Disparity Study.

Your comments will be integrated into the project team’s analyses of local marketplace conditions.

ITD will provide regular updates about BBC’s progress on the disparity study throughout its course. Please check back periodically for those updates.

Disparity Study Project Timeline

Project initiation. ITD and BBC initiated the 2022-23 Idaho Transportation Department Disparity Study in August 2022 with a series of meetings with various ITD agencies and representatives. BBC met with ITD to introduce the study, answer questions, and begin the process of understanding contracting and vendor data ITD maintains.

Data collection. BBC began working with ITD in August 2022 to collect data on contracts ITD awarded during the study period (October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021) as well as information about the vendors that participated in those contracts.


Next Steps


BBC will engage in the following disparity study tasks in the coming months:

  • Community meetings. In October 2022, the project team will conduct two in-person community meetings. These meetings will be simultaneously broadcast online, and community members are welcome to watch the meetings at their local ITD District Offices. During the community meetings, BBC will present information about the disparity study, answer any questions, and solicit participants for any verbal or written testimony they would like to share regarding their experiences working in the local marketplace. Please participate and make sure your insights are included as part of the study process!
  • Data collection. The project team will continue to work with ITD to collect data on contracts it awarded during the study period and the vendors that participated in those contracts.
  • Data analysis. The project team will begin analyzing data it collects from ITD. BBC will begin assessing the subindustries that account for the majority of ITD contracting, the geographical area most relevant to ITD contracting, and the percentage of total contract dollars POC- and woman-owned businesses received on ITD’s prime contracts and subcontracts during the study period.
  • Availability surveys. The project team will begin conducting availability telephone surveys with businesses in the relevant geographic market area that perform work relevant to ITD contracting. If we contact your business, please participate in the survey process to help ensure accurate and comprehensive analyses!

Q. What is a Disparity Study?
A.
A disparity study examines whether there are differences between:

  • The percentage of dollars woman- and person of color (POC-)-owned businesses received on an agency’s prime contracts and subcontracts during a particular time period (utilization); and
  • The percentage of dollars those businesses would be expected to receive based on their availability to perform on the agency’s prime contracts and subcontracts (availability).

The comparison between the participation of woman- and POC-owned businesses in an agency’s contracting and the availability of those businesses to perform that work is referred to as a disparity analysis. In addition to utilization, availability, and disparity analyses, disparity studies typically examine other quantitative and qualitative information about:

  • Legal considerations surrounding the implementation of woman- and POC-owned business programs;
  • Conditions in the local marketplace for women, POCs, and woman- and POC-owned businesses;
  • Contracting practices and business assistance programs the agency currently has in place; and
  • Potential program measures for consideration as part of the agency’s implementation of woman- and POC-owned business programs.

 
Q. When will the disparity study be completed?
A.
The study will be completed in June 2023. For more details, see the topic “Disparity Study Timeline” above.
 
Q. What types of contracts are being studied?
A.
The disparity study will examine prime contracts and subcontracts the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) awarded from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021. The study will focus on construction, professional services, and non-professional services, goods and supplies contracts and procurements.
 
Q. What will ITD do with information from the disparity study?
A.
Information the project team collects as a part of the 2022-23 Idaho Transportation Department Disparity Study will help ITD with its implementation of the Federal DBE Program. Among other information, the disparity study will provide:

  • An independent, objective review of outcomes for women- and POC-owned businesses in ITD prime contracts and subcontracts. That information will be valuable to both ITD leadership and external groups that help assess ITD’s efforts to encourage underrepresented business owners to bid on ITD contracts.
  • Information that is useful for setting annual overall aspirational goals for the participation of women- and POC-owned businesses; and
  • Insights about how ITD might improve contracting opportunities for local businesses and how it could better encourage the participation of women- and POC-owned businesses in the future.

 
Q. Will the results of disparity study be made public?
A.
Yes, the results of the disparity study will be made public at the end of the process.
 
Q. How can I participate in the disparity study process?
A.
There are several ways in which you can participate in the 2022-23 Idaho Transportation Department disparity study:

  • Share your experiences working in the local marketplace by emailing the project team directly at ITDDisparityStudy@bbcresearch.com.
  • Join us for a community meeting where you can learn more about the disparity study process, submit verbal or written testimony, and ask questions.
  • If you represent a business working in the local marketplace, you may be contacted as a part of the availability survey process. If you are contacted, please help the project team by participating!
  • Call us if you have any unanswered questions about the study. For more information, please see contacts below.

Key Contacts

Ronnie Winks | DBE Program Coordinator, ITD Office of Civil Rights | 208-334-8567 | ronnie.winks@itd.idaho.gov

Alternatively, you can contact the project team directly at:

Betsy Sava | BBC Associate | 303-321-2547, ext. 244 | bsava@bbcresearch.com

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will provide access to relevant disparity study notes, presentations, and reports below. Please check back periodically for updated documents throughout the course of the study.

Project initiation presentation. ITD and BBC initiated the 2022-23 Idaho Transportation Department Disparity Study in August 2022 with a series of meetings with various ITD agencies and representatives. BBC met with ITD to introduce the study, answer questions, and begin the process of understanding contracting and vendor data ITD maintains.

The project team for the 2022-23 Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Disparity Study includes five firms that possess expertise directly related to conducting the study in a manner that meets the highest industry and legal standards.

BBC Research and ConsultingBBC. BBC is a 52-year-old economic and diversity research firm based in Denver, Colorado. The firm has completed more than 130 disparity studies for cities, states, transportation agencies, and other government entities across the country. BBC is also considered a national expert in helping agencies develop and refine their implementations of small and diverse business programs. The firm has provided expert testimony related to disparity studies and diverse business programs on several different occasions, most recently as part of the successful defense of the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans’) implementation of the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which was based in large part on a 2007 BBC disparity study.

Primary contacts:
Kevin Williams | BBC Managing Director | 303-321-2547, ext. 231 | kwilliams@bbcresearch.com

Betsy Sava | BBC Associate | 303-321-2547, ext. 244 | bsava@bbcresearch.com


GCAP ServicesGCAP Services (GCAP). GCAP Services is a Hispanic American-owned, DBE-certified supportive services firm based in Costa Mesa and Sacramento, California. GCAP has substantial experience supporting organizations that implement small business and POC- and woman-owned business programs, including ITD. GCAP has developed and conducted training programs for DBE-related issues, including both live and on-line training workshops for DBE Program requirements. Edward Salcedo, President of GCAP is actively involved in various projects that require intimate understanding of the Federal DBE Program and the effectiveness of program measures. GCAP will help with program and policy review as well as anecdotal data collection for the ITD Disparity Study.


The Metts Group The Metts Group. The Metts Group is a woman-owned, DBE-certified economic and community analysis firm based in Hayden, Idaho. The firm was established in 2015 and specializes in understanding different communities, the economy, and market opportunities through research and community engagement. The Metts Group offers a wide array of services providing businesses, developers, government agencies, tribes, and other organizations with research and guidance to help them make informed decisions. The Metts Group will help with anecdotal data collection for the ITD Disparity Study.


Davis Research Davis Research. Since its inception in 1970, Davis Research has grown to be one of the leading survey data collection firms in the nation. The firm consistently delivers sophisticated telephone and web-based surveys with seamless programming, supremely qualified surveyors, and a customized look and feel. In addition, it offers professional computer-aided telephone interviewing services from its industry-best call centers. Davis Research’s success has come from partnering with its clients to deliver custom survey solutions that best answer research questions. For ITD’s disparity study, Davis Research will be responsible for programming and fielding surveys with businesses in the local marketplace in connection with the availability and utilization analyses.


HOLLAND and KNIGHT LOGO Holland & Knight. Holland & Knight is a multi‐national law firm and has participated in more than 60 disparity studies with BBC. BBC works with Holland & Knight to develop the legal analysis and framework on disparity studies and to consult on legal issues. Holland & Knight also has extensive experience conducting in‐depth interviews; collecting and analyzing anecdotal evidence; and assessing potential supplier diversity measures. Holland & Knight will develop the legal framework for the ITD Disparity Study.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the disparity study, please contact one of the following individuals:

Kevin Williams | BBC Managing Director | 303-321-2547, ext. 231 | kwilliams@bbcresearch.com

Betsy Sava | BBC Associate | 303-321-2547, ext. 244 | bsava@bbcresearch.com

Ronnie Winks | DBE Program Coordinator, ITD Office of Civil Rights | 208-334-8567 | ronnie.winks@itd.idaho.gov

You can also e-mail your questions directly to the project team at: ITDDisparityStudy@bbcresearch.com

ADA & Accommodation

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) & Accommodation

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance | Accessibility | Title VI

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.

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Accessibility Guidelines – A U.S. Access Board document containing scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to buildings and facilities by individuals with disabilities under the ADA.

ADA Standards – An online version of the U.S. Department of Justice’s 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design from the revised regulations for Titles II and III.

Assessment Form – ITD’s ADA Transition Plan Needs Assessment Form to assist those with jurisdiction over public rights-of-way in conducting a self-evaluation of ADA compliance.

Best Practices Tool Kit – A technical assistance document designed to assist state and local officials to improve compliance with Title II of the ADA in their programs, services, activities, and facilities.

Draft Guidelines – A U.S. Access Board document specifying the draft guidelines for the design, construction, and alteration of facilities to ensure accessibility and usability by people with disabilities.

U.S. Access Board – A Federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.

U.S. Department of Justice – Federal agency that is required by the ADA to write regulations for formally implementing and enforcing accessibility standards for facilities subject to Titles II and III.


Reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • Printed materials in alternative formats
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Assisted listening devices
  • Website accessibility
  • PDF document conversion
  • Curb ramps
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS)
  • Sidewalk repairs

Reasonable accommodations can be for:

  • A one-time event
  • A limited duration
  • An ongoing period of time

Español | Solicitud de Alojamiento

Acomodaciones razonables incluye, pero no estay limitado a:

  • Proveer información en formatos alternativoss
  • Intérpretes de lengua de señas
  • Dispositivos de asistencia auditiva
  • Web accesibilidad
  • Rampas de acerca
  • Reparaciones de la banqueta
  • Señales peatonales accesibles

Acomodaciones razonables pueden ser para:

  • Un evento único
  • Duración limitada
  • Tiempo Continuo

Complaints

Discrimination Complaints

Complaints may be filed by any person who believes that he or she has been excluded from participation in, been denied the benefits of, or otherwise been subjected to discrimination under any Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) service, program or activity, and believes the discrimination is based upon disability.

Complaints will be accepted in writing only, must be signed, and may be filed with ITD’s Office of Civil Rights in Boise, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and/or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act (or latest occurrence).


Las quejas pueden ser presentadas por cualquier persona que crea que ha sido excluida de la participación, se le ha negado los beneficios o ha sido objeto de discriminación del Departamento de Transporte de Idaho (ITD), y la discriminación se basa en la discapacidad.

Las quejas solo se aceptarán por escrito, deberán firmarse y pueden presentarse ante la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ITD en Boise, el Departamento de Transporte de los EE. UU. (USDOT), la Administración Federal de Carreteras (FHWA) y / o la Administración Federal de Tránsito (FTA) dentro de los 180 días posteriores al supuesto acto discriminatorio (o la última vez que ocurrió).

DBE Program

U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program requirements must be met on Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) federally-funded design and construction projects.

Click on blocks below to reveal about each DBE topic. Click the tabs above for additional information categories.


Below are links to assist prime contractors or consultants for soliciting DBE firms, and for DBE firms or firms wishing to become DBE-certified.

ITD’s DBE Program

  • Scroll down to learn more about the DBE Program, including ITD’s DBE Program Plan, information on becoming certified as a DBE in the State of Idaho, and more.

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The purpose of the DBE Program is to remove barriers and ensure nondiscrimination of Federally-eligible Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) in the award and administration of USDOT-assisted contracts in accordance with applicable law.

To qualify as a DBE, firms must:

  • Be existing, operational, and “for profit”
  • Operate independently; or, for subsidiaries, operate self-sufficiently
  • Meet the Federal definition of a “small business concern”

In addition, firm owners must:

  • Establish at least 51% real and substantial ownership
  • Possess the power and expertise to control the daily operations and management of the firm
  • Meet the Federal definition of “socially and economically disadvantaged”

The Idaho Transportation Department recognizes its responsibility to ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) have an equal opportunity to participate in the performance of USDOT-assisted contracts and subcontracts administered by ITD.

As part of its continuing effort to fulfill this responsibility, ITD follows a DBE Program Plan that reflects the requirements and guidance contained in 49 CFR 26. Additionally, this plan provides DBEs and other contractors with information on their responsibilities when it comes to USDOT-assisted contracts, as well as ITD’s implementation procedures.



The Idaho Transportation Department has contracted with GCAP Services, Inc. to provide free DBE Supportive Services to Idaho certified DBEs. The contract is effective through September 2022.

GCAP will assist certified DBE firms with small business assistance including outreach, education, resources, and tailored technical assistance needed to competitively bid and successfully perform on ITD projects.

GCAP will run two separate virtual Small Development and Leadership courses (24-32 hours), provide virtual technical assistance workshops, and one-on-one consulting to name a few.

For DBE Supportive Services assistance please contact GCAP by phone at 714-800-1795 or via email at bcastillo@gcapservices.com. If you have difficulties reaching them please email CivilRights@itd.idaho.gov.

The DBE Supportive Services Schedule will be updated on a regular basis.

DBE Resources

ITD Diversity Tracking System Links (provided by B2GNow)

The system is designed to automate vendor reporting requirements, empowering vendors to maintain accurate contact information, and submit sub-contract payment details online. The Diversity Management System is accessible to all firms doing business with ITD.

  • Automated communication with contractors via email regarding compliance
  • Submission of contractor utilization reports online
  • Online verification of subcontractor payments
  • Automated tracking of contract goals and participation
  • Online ability to search for certified DBE firms using advanced keyword search capabilities
  • Streamlined online DBE certification application process
  • Online ability to search and view currently registered bidders
  • Streamlined online bidder’s registration process

Bids & Opportunities

Prime contractors are encouraged to post their invitation to bid/RFPs on this website when seeking Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) for federal projects.

Invitations to Bid | Seeking DBEs

Bid Due DateProject NameContractor NameProject Details Link(s)
Dec. 6, 2022Solicitation No. A019(465), FY22 Capital Maintenance Phase 1Central Paving Co., Inc.Pavement rehabilitation on road segments in the Boise area.
Dec. 8, 2022Remington Reservoir & Booster Station ExpansionS&L Underground, Inc.Construction of a new 160,000G cast-in-place reservoir with site grading and piping.

DBEs, to submit a Notice of Interest, please use the DBEs Seeking Subcontracting Opportunities Form or by going to: https://apps.itd.idaho.gov/apps/ocr/documents/DBEs-Seeking.pdf

Current Projects Out for Bid

Bid Due DateProject NameDBE Firm NameAreas of Interest
Currently no listings

Open Ended Solicitations

DBE Firm NameNotice of Interest Links
Currently no listings

DBE Capability Statements

DBE Firm NameDBE Contractor, Supplier, or ConsultantCapability Statement Link
T-COR, LLC Trucking2021 Capability Statement

Other DBE Opportunities

Through the online Bidder Registration’s process, ITD obtains a Bidders List of all prime and subcontractors bidding on USDOT-assisted contracts. A one-time registration is required from all bidders who seek to work on ITD projects. Afterwards, annual reminders are sent out to companies on the list to update the data fields as needed.


ITD’s Bidders List has the following information (49 CFR § 26.11(c)):

  • Firm Name
  • Firm Address
  • Firm’s Status as a DBE or Non-DBE
  • Age of the Firm
  • Annual Gross Receipts of the Firm
  • Owner’s race/gender
  • Business Type
  • NAICS Code(s)
  • Preferred Geographical Work areas

Bidders List Registration

Before registering on ITD’s Bidders List, first make sure you have a vendor account in the overall Diversity Management System (also known as “B2GNow”) data tracking system.

  • Instructions for the Bidder’s List Registration
  • Go to the homepage at: https://itd.dbesystem.com and choose “Bidders List Registration”
    • To be on the safe side, search the database first to make sure you’re not already in the overall system.
      • B2GNow is used by many other states.
    • If you can’t “find” yourself on the list, you will need to create a vendor account for yourself.
      • Have information like your Federal Tax ID ready.

Once you have your vendor account, you’re ready to move forward with your user name (email address) and to log in with the password you created.

  • If you already have an vendor account, but can’t remember your password, you can always send yourself a one-time password reset email.
  • Once you are logged in, click past the welcoming page to your “dashboard”
  • What you want is “Start/Renew ITD Bidders List Registration”
    • You should be able to auto-fill much of the information from your overall vendor registration while you’re doing this.

Then you are all set!

  • You can go back to https://itd.dbesystem.com, choose “Bidders List” and search for yourself to confirm you are on the list.
  • Afterwards, whenever you are listed as a subcontractor or service provider on any ITD federally-funded contracts, you will be asked to go into this system to confirm that you have received the correct payments in a timely manner from the prime contractor who is using you.

Title VI & EEO

Title VI

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) does not and will not exclude from participation in or deny the benefits of its programs or activities; or subject anyone to discrimination or treat persons unfavorably based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, limited English proficiency or economic status. In addition, ITD will not retaliate against any person who complains of discrimination or who participates in an investigation of discrimination.

ITD is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives.

Title VI/Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to adhere to all related Non-discrimination authorities. ITD will ensure that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin,” sex, age, disability, low-income, and Limited English Proficiency (LEP), “be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity,” for which ITD “receives Federal financial assistance.” Accordingly, to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, ITD commits to:

1. Conducting and operating each of its programs and facilities in compliance with all requirements imposed, or pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and related Non-discrimination authorities;

2. Providing non-discrimination methods of administration for programs and to give other recipients, subgrantees, contractors, subcontractors, transferees, successors in interest, and other participants of Federal financial assistance under such programs, a requirement to comply with Title VI of the Civil rights Act and related Non-discrimination authorities;

3. Promptly taking any measures necessary to effect compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and related Non-discrimination authorities.

Further, ITD will take proactive efforts to prevent discrimination and will address, but is not limited to, a program’s impact upon access, benefits, participation, treatment, services, contracting opportunities, training opportunities, and/or will undertake the investigation of any complaint.

In accordance with 49 C.F.R. § 21, 49 C.F.R. § 303 and 23 C.F.R § 200, ITD developed procedures for prompt processing and disposition of Title VI complaints. Any person believing ITD or any of its subrecipients violated the provisions of Title VI in the administration of its program or activities may file a complaint with ITD’s Office of Civil Rights.

Responsibilities
The Director of the Idaho Transportation Department located at 3311 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho 83703 is responsible for this policy. The Director delegated Title VI Program responsibilities to the Office of Civil Rights Program Manager/Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator and he/she must implement and continuously monitor this Title VI/Nondiscrimination Program. Additionally, the Director delegates responsibilities to all affected personnel to work with the Title VI Program Manager/Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator to effectively implement the Title VI Program.

Individuals with questions or requiring additional information relating to this policy of the implementation of ITD’s Title VI Program should contact the Office of Civil Rights Title VI Program Manager/Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator located at the address above, or call the Office of Civil Rights at 208-334-8884.

EEO Contractor Compliance

Contractors working on Federal-aid projects must assure nondiscrimination in all their programs and activities. ITD’s Office of Civil Rights Contract Compliance Officer helps contractors and sub-contractors with EEO compliance.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Form 1391/1392
Form 1391 is snapshot of your workforce and work opportunities in the month of July. The form collects demographic data on employees working for your company. The data is used to determine if and where training and hiring goals are applied on projects, so it is critical that ITD receives accurate data in your submission.

In an effort to take the guesswork out of Title VI, the Idaho Transportation Department offers comprehensive checklists for, document samples of, and other pertinent information on the implementation of Title VI to ensure that Local Public Agencies (LPAs) and other Federal-aid recipients are actively working to prevent discrimination within their organization. Contact the Contractor Compliance Officer for assistance.

Tribal Ordinance - TERO

The Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO) requires that employers who are engaged in operating a business on reservations give employment preference to qualified Indians. ITD encourages you to contact the applicable TERO Office for further information or you can call the ITD Office of Civil Rights.

Tribes of Idaho and ITD Districts
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Kootenai Tribe

TERO Office
PO Box 1269, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone: (208) 267-3519 | Fax:(208) 267-2960

Coeur d’Alene Tribe

Jim Nilson, TERO Compliance Officer
PO Box 408, Plummer, ID 83851-0408
Phone: (208) 686-6107 | Fax: (208) 686-6216
Email: jnilson@cdatribe-nsn.gov
Website: www.cdatribe-nsn.gov/tero

Nez Perce Tribe

Melvin J. Wheeler, TERO Director
PO Box 365, Lapwai, ID 83540-0365
Phone: (208) 621-3713 | Fax: (208) 843-7365
Email: melvinw@nezperce.org
Website: www.nezperce.org

Shoshone-Bannock Tribe

Denell Broncho, TERO Director
PO Box 306, Fort Hall, ID 83203
Phone: (208) 478-3847 | Fax: (208) 478-3756
Email: tero@sbtribes.com
Website: www2.sbtribes.com/tero/

Shoshone-Paiute Tribe

John Crum, TERO Contact
PO Box 219, Owyhee, NV 89832
Phone: (775) 757-2315 ext. 1234 | Fax: (775) 757-2910
Website: www.shopaitribes.org/sptero/contact-tero.html

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Oficina de Derechos Civiles

Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles 1964
Título VI es una disposición del estatuto de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964. Título VI (Sec. 601) de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 proporciona: “Ninguna persona en los Estados Unidos, por motivos de raza, color u origen nacional, será excluida de la participación en, será negada los beneficios o será objeto de discriminación bajo cualquier programa o actividad que reciba ayuda financiera Federal.” (42 U.S.C. Sec. 2000d)

El Departamento de Transporte de Idaho ofrece información pertinente sobre la aplicación de los programas del Título VI para asegurar que las Agencias Locales Públicas (LPAs) y otras agencias que reciben ayuda federal están trabajando activamente para prevenir la discriminación dentro su organización.

La Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEO)
Contratistas trabajando en proyectos que reciben ayuda federal deben asegurar conductas contra la discriminación en todos sus programas y actividades. El oficial de Cumplimiento de Contratos de la Oficina de Derechos Civiles ayuda a los contratistas y subcontratistas a cumplir EEO. Por favor, visite la sección de EEO para más información.

Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA)
ADA prohíbe la discriminación por razones de discapacidad en el empleo, en el gobierno estatal y local, en los lugares públicos, en los establecimientos comerciales, el transporte y las telecomunicaciones. El Departamento de Transporte de Idaho tiene responsabilidad de ayudar a todas las personas, independientemente de su capacidad, en recibir acceso a facilidades y servicios. Visite la sección titulada Complaints para completar un formulario de discriminación o hable con el Coordinador de ADA.


Coordinador de ADA
Office of Civil Rights | 3311 W State St.
PO Box 7129 Boise, ID 83707-1129
Teléfono: 208-334-8884 | Fax: 208-334-4187

El propósito del programa de DBE es para eliminar obstáculos y ofrecer igualdad de oportunidad para empresas de personas desfavorecidas acerca contratos de transporte.

Certificación

Elegibilidad:

  • La empresa debe ser una pequeña empresa con fines de lucro en la que los propietarios de DBE en desventaja social y económica posean al menos un 51% de participación
  • Ser existente y operativa.
  • Operar de manera independiente, o, por subsidiarias, operar de manera autosuficiente.
  • Cumplir con la definición del Small Business Administration como una pequeña empresa.
  • Tener la capacidad y la experiencia para manejar las operaciones diarias de la empresa.
  • Cumplir con el patrimonio neto personal (PNW) de menos de $1, 320,000.

Administración
El Departamento de Transporte de Idaho reconoce su responsabilidad de garantizar que las Empresas de Personas Desfavorecidas tengan la misma oportunidad de participar en la ejecución de los contratos y subcontratos financiados con fondos federales.

Como parte de su continuo esfuerzo por cumplir con esta responsabilidad, el Departamento de Transporte de Idaho sigue un plan de programa de Empresas de Personas Desfavorecidas (DBE) que refleja los requisitos y la guía que contiene el Código 49 de Regulaciones Federales (CFR) 26. Para aplicar al programa, hable con la Coordinadora del Programa o visite la sección títulada DBE Program.

Asistencia en Español
Si necesita asistencia en Español hable al 208-334-8567.


Las quejas pueden ser presentadas por cualquier persona que crea que ha sido excluida de la participación, se le ha negado los beneficios o ha sido objeto de discriminación del Departamento de Transporte de Idaho (ITD), y la discriminación se basa en la discapacidad.

Las quejas solo se aceptarán por escrito, deberán firmarse y pueden presentarse ante la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ITD en Boise, el Departamento de Transporte de los EE. UU. (USDOT), la Administración Federal de Carreteras (FHWA) y / o la Administración Federal de Tránsito (FTA) dentro de los 180 días posteriores al supuesto acto discriminatorio (o la última vez que ocurrió).


Acomodaciones razonables incluye, pero no estay limitado a:

  • Proveer información en formatos alternativoss
  • Intérpretes de lengua de señas
  • Dispositivos de asistencia auditiva
  • Web accesibilidad
  • Rampas de acerca
  • Reparaciones de la banqueta
  • Señales peatonales accesibles

Acomodaciones razonables pueden ser para:

  • Un evento único
  • Duración limitada
  • Tiempo Continuo

Training

ITD provides statewide assistance to all businesses by offering free training and resources.

Trainings include in-house and statewide opportunities to meet with ITD and its sponsored business partners, such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and the Idaho Small Business Development Center, relative to performing on transportation projects or adhering to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) requirements.

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