Civil Engineering and Surveying Firm KS Associates Attains DBE Certification Under Ohio and U.S. Department of Transportation Program

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KS Associates, a civil engineering and surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, has become certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Ohio Department of Transportation, under the U.S. Department of Transportation DBE Program. The goals of the program are to ensure that small businesses owned by a socially or economically disadvantaged individual have equal opportunities to compete for, receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts.

"The federal government raised the annual revenue limitation for small businesses that provide engineering services from $4.5 million to $14.5 million. This change qualifies KS Associates as a DBE, which makes us an even more valuable teaming partner."

KS Associates, a civil engineering and surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, has become certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Ohio Department of Transportation, under the U.S. Department of Transportation DBE Program. The goals of the program are to ensure that small businesses owned by a socially or economically disadvantaged individual have equal opportunities to compete for, receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. The program aims to encourage nondiscrimination and create a level playing field in the competition for, award of and administration of DOT-assisted contracts.

According to Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., President and majority owner of KS Associates, "In February 2012, the federal government raised the annual revenue limitation for small businesses that provide engineering services from $4.5 million to $14.5 million. Because of this change, KS now qualifies as a DBE. Our DBE status makes KS Associates an even more valuable teaming partner for clients who pursue government contracts – particularly transportation-related contracts – requiring DBE participation.”

KS Associates has longstanding relationships in the consultant community, often participating as a subconsultant on highway, bridge, airport and rail projects. Prime consultants who place KS on their team for transportation projects will gain not only the advantage of talented engineers and surveyors, but will also have the added benefit of fulfilling contractual DBE requirements.

About the U.S. Department of Transportation DBE Program:
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation of DBE firms in state and local procurement. DOT DBE regulations require state and local transportation agencies that receive DOT financial assistance to establish goals for the participation of DBEs. The main objectives of the DBE Program are: to ensure that small disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) can compete fairly for federally funded transportation-related projects; to ensure that only eligible firms participate as DBEs; and to assist DBE firms in competing outside the DBE Program.

About KS Associates:
KS Associates is a Civil Engineering and Land Surveying firm founded in 1987. The firm’s practice areas include Transportation, Potable Water, Waste Water, Storm Water, Municipal Engineering and Site Design. KS provides land surveying and mapping services including 3D laser scanning. For more information visit: http://www.ksassociates.com.

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