Diverse Business Program 2018-08-09T11:46:07+00:00

Diverse Business Program

The Trinity River Vision Authority’s (TRVA) Diverse Business Program strives to provide bid opportunities for all businesses interested in working on the Panther Island/Gateway Park project. TRVA’s Diverse Business Program includes businesses that are minority and/or woman owned, socially disadvantaged, economically disadvantaged, small, service-disabled, and/or those that have historically been underutilized has been created to build the capacity of opportunities for these businesses.

Close collaboration between the partnering agencies and the TRVA’s Fair Contracting Committee has enabled a proactive approach in preparing these vendors for work on this project. A goal has been established by Trinity River Vision Authority, Tarrant Regional Water District and City of Fort Worth of having 25% of all participating vendors’ contracts be with diverse businesses.

FAIR CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES POLICY
TRVA strives to ensure that all businesses, regardless of size, economic, social or ethnic status have an equal opportunity to participate in procurement processes.

CONTRACTING PROJECT PARTNERS
The following is a list of the entities that will be letting contracts and the certifications that each accepts:

Trinity River Vision Authority

Certifications Accepted: All local, state and federal certifications

Tarrant Regional Water District

Certifications Accepted: All local, state and federal certifications

City of Fort Worth

Certifications Accepted: North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA), Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (DFW MSDC) and the Women’s Business Council Southwest (WBCS)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Certification Agency: U.S. Small Business Administration
Certifications Accepted: 8(a) certified or 8(a) Joint Venture, HUBZone
Self-Certifications Accepted: Small Business, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Veteran Owned Small Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracts and reporting will comply with established Federal Regulations.

CERTIFICATION AGENCIES
Each certification type (local, state and federal) has its own process and requirements. It’s important to know this information before applying.

QUARTERLY DIVERSE BUSINESS REPORTS
Quarterly reporting, periodic audits, and streamlined internal processes ensure accountability for meeting the commitments set on each contract.