When a firm bids on a state solicitation containing DVBE program requirements, the bid must address how the firm intends to meet the DVBE goal or document its “good faith effort” to obtain DVBE participation. If the bidder does not respond to the DVBE requirements, the bid will be considered “non-responsive” and ineligible for award.
Bidders have three options for meeting the DVBE requirements:
Commit to full DVBE participation. Locate and commit to using certified DVBE firms who will perform at least 3%, or the percent of work specified by the solicitation; or
Document your good faith effort to obtain DVBE participation; or
Reference a DSG-approved DVBE Utilization Plan
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