Doing Business with CATS as a DBE/CBI-MWSBE
DBE - Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program (Federal)
As a recipient of Federal funding from the US-Department of Transportation, the City of Charlotte/ Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is required to administer a Disadvantaged Business (DBE) Program. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, as described in CFR 49 Part 26, offers certified DBEs equal opportunity to compete for Federally-funded contracts.
CATS proposed FY2023-2025 9.7% DBE Overall Program Goal (Accepting Public Comments until July 8, 2022)
CATS DBE Goal FY2020-2022
DBE Policy Statement
City of Charlotte’s DBE Program
Ciudad de Charlotte Programa DBE
Charlotte Business Inclusion (CBI) - Minority, Women & Small Business Enterprise Program (Local)
As a recipient of local revenue, the City of Charlotte/ Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) seeks to enhance competition in City contracting and promote economic growth and development in the Charlotte Combined Statistical Area (CSA) by fostering the inclusion of locally present CBI program Certified Minority, Women & Small Business Enterprises. We are working with local certified businesses to reinvest back into our own economy. For more information, see the
CBI-MWSBE Development Page. CATS DBE/CBI-MWSBE Programs: Provide certified DBEs/CBI-MWSBEs with increased notification of contracting opportunities Perform periodic monitoring & reporting of all Federally-and Locally funded CATS projects DBE certified vendors are listed in the
North Carolina DOT DBE Directory.
CBI-MWSBE vendor lists appear on the City's
Vendor Lists page.