The County of Cape May will hold a Public Meeting on Friday, October 29th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in the Commissioners meeting room located at the County Administration Building, 4 Moore Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit input from local Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) as well as minority owned businesses and workers as it relates to opportunities concerning the Federal DBE process and how the County can improve opportunities in current and future Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) Grants. The County of Cape May is the recipient of FTA Federal grant funding in the amount of $1,200,000.00 to offset a portion of the County’s cost with the construction of a new Government Services Building (GSB). The funds will be used for the construction of a new facility for the Cape May County Transportation Department (Fare Free Services) as well as the Public Works Department. The new GSB will replace the existing World War ll era facility. The current facility is outdated, deteriorating, and does not allow for efficient use between departments. The new facility will consolidate the services into one main structure for greater efficiency and future costs savings to the taxpayers. As part of the grant process for this project, the County was required to calculate an accurate and reasonable DBE goal for this project and any future FTA projects that will proceed thru 2023. The County’s approved DBE goal is 4%. The purpose of the meeting is to develop an outreach to interested DBE firms and minorities that may have an interest in participating in this and future projects. The county will use this meeting to begin to develop a data base of qualified and interested parties so that the list can be provided to prospective bidders seeking DBE firms. The meeting will also provide a brief and general overview of Federal and State guidelines relative to the DBE process. Interested parties are encouraged to attend and offer comments at these public meeting. Those individuals that cannot attend can review the solicitation on the County Web site and can forward their information/ comments to the attention of Robert Church P.E., Cape May County Engineer by writing to the County of Cape May, 4 Moore Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or e-mail at Robert.email@example.com . Although comments will be accepted throughout the current DBE goal period , we encourage comments within ten (10) days following the public meeting so that we can ensure that the bidders of this particular project have the ability to network with qualified individuals.