Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

The City of Pleasant Hill has a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program to promote the use of DBE contractors, such as, minority and women owned firms and to comply with regulations on federally funded contracts. The City sets Annual Anticipated DBE Participation Level (AADPL) contract goals for the use of DBEs on federally funded projects. DBE participation goals from one construction project to another may vary based on available DBE for the specialty work being done. 

Yearly the City of Pleasant Hill accepts comments on our draft DBE goals for the upcoming Fiscal Year (due annually in August). Please refer to Public Notices or the City's DBE contact information below for addition information.

The City provides the following services for contractors:

  • Advertisement of Bid Opportunities on the City website
  • Posting of Plan Holder lists on the City website
  • Technical assistance with engineering and construction contracts
  • Assistance to spanish speakers upon request
  • Pre-bidding meetings for contractors
  • Compilation of a DBE bidders list, upon request, for use with future projects, which helps facilitate the communication between prime and subcontractors in the promotion of DBE bid participation.

For more information or to request assistance from the City of Pleasant Hill DBE program, please contact Deirdre Castillo at (925) 671-5251.  Additional DBE information can also be found on the Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) webpage.