Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
April, 2014 to April, 2017
Approach: Metro Strategies and Terrence Hicks will oversee the implementation of the corporate compliance program to verify the companies are taking all actions and processes required by the settlement agreement, 49 C.F.R. Part 26, and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program procedures. Beginning in June, 2014, Mr. Hicks will provide monthly inspections of the major Michigan-contractor contracts and projects involving the use of Federal funds, including inspecting the production and shipping records for each contract. To complete the monthly inspections, Hicks will utilize a review checklist when reviewing specific projects and the companies’ records. The review checklist will be used at the companies’ primary office, any other location storing DBE records, and on all Federally-funded projects involving the company when they are either a prime or a subcontractor. Completing the review checklist will verify the following:
- DBE commercially useful function (CUF) certifications for DBEs working on the projects.
- DBEs are providing commercially useful functions on the projects.
- Accurate reporting of DBE work on the projects.