Local Business Contract Equity Program
The LBCE Program encourages business to locate and remain in Alameda County, to employ residents of Alameda County and to spend Measure B funds for goods and services with local Alameda County businesses. In 2000, Alameda County voters approved the Measure B half-cent sales tax on retail sales made within the county. These revenues are exlusively directed toward improving the transit and transportation systems withing the county.
Small and local businesses not only provide economic and social vitality to our communities, they also help accomplish Alameda CTC's purchasing objectives. The LBCE Program benefits Local Business Enterprise (LBE), Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) and Very Small Local Business Enterprise (VSLBE) businesses.
This program applies to contracts funded solely by Measure B funds or a combination of Measure B and local funds. Contracts that include state and federal funds must adhere to state and federal requirements.
The LBCE team implements focused outreach to enable businesses who wish to do business with us equal access when competing for opportunities as contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and providers of goods and services.
Alameda CTC is an active member of the East Bay Interagency Alliance (EBIA). Members of EBIA include Alameda CTC, Alameda County, City of Oakland, and Port of Oakland. These agencies have developed and utilize the EBIA Common Application, as well as supplemental forms specific to each Agency.
Alameda CTC updates and publishes a list of local businesses currently certified on the 15th day of each month.