Doing Business with CATS as a DBE/CBI-MWSBE

DBE - Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program (Federal)

As a recipient of Federal funding from the US-Department of Transportation, the City of Charlotte/ Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is required to administer a Disadvantaged Business (DBE) Program. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, as described in CFR 49 Part 26, offers certified DBEs equal opportunity to compete for Federally-funded contracts.

Charlotte Business Inclusion (CBI) - Minority, Women & Small Business Enterprise Program (Local)

As a recipient of local revenue, the City of Charlotte/ Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) seeks to enhance competition in City contracting and promote economic growth and development in the Charlotte Combined Statistical Area (CSA) by fostering the inclusion of locally present CBI program Certified Minority, Women & Small Business Enterprises. We are working with local certified businesses to reinvest back into our own economy. For more information, see the CBI-MWSBE Development Page.


Note: For North Carolina & York County S.C. operating minority and women owned firms (that qualify) getting NCDOT DBE certification will automatically result in North Carolina HUB MBE or WBE certifications; and by registering with the CBI office as well Charlotte MBE and WBE certifications.

Provide certified DBEs/CBI-MWSBEs with increased notification of contracting opportunities

Perform periodic monitoring & reporting of all Federally-and Locally funded CATS projects

DBE certified vendors are listed in the North Carolina DOT DBE Directory.

CBI-MWSBE vendor lists appear on the City's Vendor Lists page