Disadvantaged Business Enterprise


Autoability has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.  Autoability anticipates being the indirect beneficiary of Federal funds from Department of Transportation-assisted contracts.  In anticipation, and as a condition of receiving such assistance, Autoability has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.  The dealer network for Autoability is used for all contracting with municipalities and transit agencies.

It is the policy of Autoability to ensure that DBEs, as defined by 49 CFR Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts.  This equal opportunity extends to suppliers who have not previously performed work on DOT-assisted contracts, so long as such suppliers demonstrate required capabilities.

 It is also within our objectives to:

1.    Ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
2.    Create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
3.    Ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
4.    Ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
5.    Help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts; and
6.    Assist in the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE Program.

Robert King, Operations Director, has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer.  In that capacity, Mr. King is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program for Autoability.  Implementation of the DBE program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by Autoability in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.
Autoability has disseminated this policy statement to its entire organization, and will distribute it to DBE and non-DBE businesses that perform work for us on DOT-assisted contracts by including it in requests for quotes for DOT-assisted contracts.


Autoability hereby announces its Federal Fiscal Year 2015/2016 goal for awarding Disadvantaged Business (DBE) contracts of 2.5%, as required by 49 CFR 26.45 and 26.49.

Autoability is actively seeking suppliers who qualify as DBEs (UCP certified) that can supply quality parts and components at fair market prices. Interested suppliers should contact Autoability by electronic mail at bob@autoability.com, telephone at (248) 620-4200, or mail.

Robert King
Operations Director/ DBE Liaison
8105 Big Lake Road
P.O. Box 1015
Clarkston, MI 48347-1015