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Metra and Business

Coronavirus information
First Published - 06/07/2020 - 2:04PM

Weekday Metra trains are operating on alternate weekday schedules posted here. Weekend trains are operating on Sunday schedules on both Saturdays and Sundays, with no weekend service on the North Central Service, Southwest Service, Heritage Corridor and the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line. Sunday schedules will also be in use on Friday, July 3. For all other information relating to Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 06/30/2020 - 3:34PM

SBE

Metra’s Small Business Enterprise Program

On June 1, 2016 Metra’s Office of Diversity & Business Enterprise (ODBE) launched its Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program. The purpose of the SBE program is to assist small businesses and ensure they have a fair opportunity to participate on Metra projects. It is a set-a-side program designed to increase the number of competitively awarded contracts to small businesses, maximize contract opportunities, and minimize contract bundling.

Metra is encouraging all small businesses that qualify to complete the SBE verification process.

To qualify as an SBE, companies must:

  • Be an independently minority, or non-minority owned business;
  • For-profit business;
  • Personal net worth must not exceed $1.32 million; and
  • Meet the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) size standard, and not exceed $23.98 million in gross annual receipts.

If you are currently certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with Metra or one of the other four Illinois Unified Certification Program (IL UCP)  members: Chicago Transit Authority, Pace, Illinois Department of Transportation and the City of Chicago, you are  considered a SBE and do not have to complete the verification process. However, you must provide proof of DBE certification when submitting your bid.

Forms:

SBE Verification Application

SBE No Change Affidavit Form

SBE PNW Form

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