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DEFINITIONS

CERTIFICATION - Tarrant County College District (TCCD) has selected the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA) as its official agency for all Small M/WBE firms.  

The NCTRCA uses certification guidelines established by the U. S. Department of Transportation, Title 49 CFR Park 26 and from the Federal Aviation Administration as applicable.

The NCTRCA will accept 8(a) certification from the Small Business Administration and other DOT certified certification agencies.  

If your agency is currently certified by a different governmental agency, you may submit it for approval for use in the TCCD Small M/WBE Program.  If approved, that certification will be accepted through the remainder of its term.  Upon expiration of the term of that certification, the agency must be certified by the NCTRCA.  

GOAL – Means the percentage of minority business enterprise and/or women business enterprise participation on an applicable project as determined by TCCD, based on availability of such businesses in the marketplace and the subcontracting/supplier opportunities of the project. The Goal is also a numerically expressed objective, which contractors and consultants are required to make good faith efforts to achieve.

Stretch GoalEfforts by TCCD to establish realistic goals for specific portions of work and geographic locations impacted by the CIP after careful review and evaluation of data supporting potential workforce and resource capacity and availability.  

GOOD FAITH EFFORTS – Is an honest and conscientious effort by the Offeror to meet TCCD goal for M/WBE participation.  Compliance with each of the following steps shall satisfy the Good Faith Effort requirement absent proof of fraud, misrepresentation, or intentional discrimination by the Offeror.

a.

List each and every subcontracting and/or supplier opportunity for the completion of this project.

b.

Obtain a current (not more than three (3) months old from the bid open date) list of MBE/WBE subcontractors and/or suppliers from the Director of Facilities Planning Office.

c.

Solicit bids from MBE/WBE’s, within the subcontracting and/or supplier areas previously listed, at least ten calendar days prior to bid opening by mail, exclusive of the day the bids are opened.

d.

Solicit bids from MBE/WBE’s, within the subcontracting and/or supplier areas previously listed, at least ten calendar days prior to bid opening by telephone, exclusive of the day the bids are opened.

Note: A facsimile may be used to comply with either (c) or (d), but may not be used for both.

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