ARC Business Opportunities

ARC’s policy is that all procurement transactions will be conducted in a manner that provides maximum open and free competition consistent with the efficient performance of our work program and with the Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments (the federal “Common Rule”).

View available RFPs/RFQs.

Potential Consultants

The ARC maintains a list of consulting firms eligible for consideration for future Requests for Proposals. For your firm to be included in the list, please complete the Potential Consultant Application, including the appropriate areas of expertise. You may also include a qualification package when you return the Application. Form and content for the qualification package are left to the discretion of your firm.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

ARC policies include equal opportunity for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), as defined in Chapter 49, Part 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations, to participate in the performance of the Commission's contracts.  This policy is more fully described in ARC's DBE Program and Plan (pdf).

If you wish to be considered as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), you must be certified by an appropriate entity. The Georgia Department of Transportation is that entity for the entire state. ARC will accept a certification from another entity that receives US Department of Transportation funds if the certification specifies compliance under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 49, Section 26.

If you have questions about our contracting process or the DBE program, please contact Financial Services.

Notice of Proposed FY16-18 DBE Goal 

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Par 26, hereby announces its Fiscal Year 2016-2018 goal of 15.64% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation on contracts assisted by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The DBE Program and Goal is designed 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;(6) assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE Program.

The proposed goal and its rationale will be reviewed at a public consultation meeting open to DBE and FTA Stakeholders and the general public on July 28, 2016 at 3:30 PM in the Harry West Conference room located in the ARC offices at 40 Courtland St, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The proposed goal and its rationale are available for public inspection online or during normal business hours from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday at the ARC office. Questions and comments should be directed to Brittany Zwald, DBE Liaison, Contracts and Grants Officer, 40 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, by email at, or by phone at 404.463.3162.

DBE Draft Plan (PDF)

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