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Disparity Study

METRO is committed to ensuring that it provides equal opportunity and fairness in all its procurement matters. As part of that commitment, METRO engaged Mason Tillman Associates, Ltd. to conduct an independent disparity study to determine if minority and women-owned business enterprises were underutilized in the award of METRO’s prime contracts and subcontracts. Below is a copy of Mason Tillman’s final report.

Disparity Study Executive Summary (PDF)
Disparity Study Final Report (PDF)
METRO Disparity Study Outlier Contracts (PDF)


Notice of Proposed Goal for the Participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Federal Transit Administration Assisted Contracts

As required by Section 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 26, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has determined a proposed overall goal of 16% for the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) in its FY23-FY25 contracts which are funded by U.S. Department of Transportation.

The proposed goal and its rationale are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Headquarters, 1900 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002; in Room 2021 or download the document, FY23-FY25 – DBE Goal Setting Methodology. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and the Federal Transit Administration will accept written comments on the proposed goal through July 29, 2022.

Written comments may be directed to:

Metropolitan Transit Authority Office of Small Business
Attention: Karen Hudson
P.O. Box 61429
Houston, Texas 77208-1429


Federal Transit Administration
Attention: Gail Lyssy
Federal Transit Administration
819 Taylor Street
Room 14A02
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Download the METRO FY23-FY25 DBE Goal Setting Presentation >>



Online Certification Application


METRO’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program (PDF)
METRO’s Small Business Enterprise Program (PDF)
Small Business Enterprise Program Fact Book FY2021 (PDF)
FY20 - FY22 DBE Goal Setting Methodology (PDF)
METRO FY20 - FY22 DBE Goal Setting Presentation (PDF)

Procurement Documents

Contractor Utilization Plan (PDF)
Contractor Utilization Plan Pledge (PDF)
Letter of Intent (PDF)
Business Assurance Statement (PDF)
Affidavit of Small Business Graduation (PDF)

Business Development Templates

Business Plan Template (PDF)
METRO RFQ Proposal Response Template Sample (PDF)
Sample Capability Statement (PDF)
Site Specific Safety Plan Template (PDF)



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