The Federal Regulation, 49(CFR)Code of Federal Regulation requires the establishment of a single uniform process, or one stop shopping for DBE applications, certifications and development of a single point DBE directory.
The City of Monroe participates in the Louisiana Unified Certification Program (LAUCP) which establishes the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) as the single uniform process.
The DBE Certification Process is done completely by LADOTD by designated regions.
Certifiers make the determinations based upon on-site visits from certifying state personnel, personal interviews, reviews of licenses, stock ownership, equipment, bonding capacity, work completed, resume of principal owners and financial capacity.
LADOTD has established a Certification Review Team to certify eligible DBEs as required by C.F.R.49 Part 26 to participate in federally assisted contracts. Certified DBEs will be included in a DBE directory.
The UCP will not establish, recommend or alter the DBE Plan and Program of any recipient, other than the supplement of an approved plan. The development of a DBE goal, administration, monitoring and reporting remains the sole responsibility of the recipient agency.
The City of Monroe will 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 49 C.F.R. Part 26 on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin.