Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Policy
The Virginia Railway Express, (VRE), a transportation partnership of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in conducting business, including the procurement of goods and services. The DBE program intends to provide contracting opportunities to small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. VRE recognizes its responsibilities to the communities in which it operates and to the society it serves and reaffirms that commitment through the operation of its DBE Program and Policy Statement.
VRE supports and encourages the use of DBE businesses and minority owned or controlled financial institutions. Information concerning how to be certified as a DBE in the Commonwealth of Virginia can be found by contacting the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, 101 N. 14th Street, 11th Floor, Richmond VA 23219, (804) 786-6585 and https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/.
VRE's DBE Goal for Federal Fiscal Years 2019 - 2021 is 11.3%.