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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Brendan Gill or Erin Phalon

RELEASE: November 16, 2005

Lettiere Announces One-Stop Certification Process
For Disadvantaged Business Enterprises


TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jack Lettiere today announced that NJDOT, New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey created streamlined certification process that allows Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) to compete for federally funded transportation contracts throughout the State of New Jersey.   NJDOT will host public outreach programs in Atlantic City, Newark and Trenton regarding the new Unified Certification Program (NJUCP).

“The creation of the Unified Certification Program reflects the State of New Jersey's commitment to help disadvantaged and small businesses compete for and earn additional projects,” stated Commissioner Lettiere.

The statewide NJUCP is based on federal Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations and creates reciprocity among the NJUCP certifying partners. Under the initiative, a DBE may submit a single application to any one of the three certifying partners.    All USDOT fund recipients statewide will then honor the certification of any NJUCP partner.  

The NJUCP partnership will affect more than 1,500 businesses currently certified as DBEs.  

The public outreach programs will be held:

Friday, November 18, 2005

Multipurpose Room, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NJ Department of Transportation, 1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, NJ   08625-0600


Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Joseph P. Lordi Meeting Room, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NJ Casino Control Commission, Tennessee Avenue & Boardwalk

Atlantic City, NJ   08401


Thursday, December 1, 2005

9 th Floor Board Room, 10:00 – 12:00 PM

NJ Transit, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ   07105



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