December 9, 1991, Transmittal 1

23 CFR 230B

OPI: HNG-22/HCR-20



Subpart B - Supportive Services for Minority, Disadvantaged, and Women Business Enterprises


230.201 Purpose.

230.202 Definitions.

230.203 Policy.

230.204 Implementation of supportive services.

230.205 Supportive services funds obligation.

230.206 Monitoring supportive services.

230.207 Sources of assistance.

Authority: 23 U.S.C. 101, 140(c), 304, 315; 49 CFR 1.48(b).

Source: 50 FR 51243, Dec. 16, 1985, unless otherwise noted.

Sec. 230.201 Purpose.

To prescribe the policies, procedures, and guidance to develop, conduct, and administer supportive services assistance programs for minority, disadvantaged, and women business enterprises.

Sec. 230.202 Definitions.

Sec. 230.203 Policy.

Based on the provisions of Pub. L. 97-424, dated January 6, 1983, it is the policy of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to promote increased participation of minority business enterprises in Federal-aid highway contracts in part through the development and implementation of cost effective supportive services programs through the State highway agencies.

Sec. 230.204 Implementation of supportive services.

[50 FR 51243, Dec. 16, 1985, as amended at 52 FR 36922, Oct. 2, 1987]

Sec. 230.205 Supportive services funds obligation.

Supportive services funds shall be obligated in accordance with the procedures set forth in Sec. 230.117(b) of this part. The point of obligation is defined as that time when the FHWA has approved a detailed work statement for the supportive services.

Sec. 230.206 Monitoring supportive services.

Supportive services programs shall be continually monitored and evaluated by the State highway agency so that needed improvements can be identified and instituted. This requires the documentation of valid effectiveness measures by which the results of program efforts may be accurately assessed.

Sec. 230.207 Sources of assistance.

It is the policy of the FHWA that all potential sources of assistance to minority business enterprises be utilized. The State highway agency shall take actions to ensure that supportive services contracts reflect the availability of all sources of assistance in order to maximize resource utilization and avoid unnecessary duplication.

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