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Q1) On page 1 of the Notice to Bidds, it states the DVBE Contract "GOAL" is 5%. Please confirm if this is a "GOAL" or if the 5% DVBE is "MANDATORY".
A1) 5% DVBE goal is a requirement. The bidder must meet the goal to be responsive. 17Mar11.
Q2) Please confirm if it is acceptable to submit the Certified DVBE Summary and the Certified Small Business Listing for the Non-Small Business Preference per Special Provisions section 2 for the Non Small Business and Section 2-1.02 for the DVBE.
A2) Yes. 18Mar11.