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NorCal Vans Seeking DBEs

NorCal Vans Seeking Public Transportation Passenger Bus Industry DBEs and SBEs

NorCal Vans announces its overall DBE goal of 1% for Fiscal Year 2021. The proposed goal and its methodology are available for inspection upon request during normal business hours.

NorCal Vans ("NCV”), a Transit Vehicle Manufacturer ("TVM”) with a final assembly facility in Chico, CA, is a certified Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) of customer-specific solutions for ADA-compliant bus/van passenger vehicles. NorCal is seeking DBEs certified under 49 CFR Part 26 and SBEs meeting SBA standards to submit technical and commercial proposals to us for materials and services we may require to manufacture passenger ADA-compliant buses/vans.  The potential supplier workscopes may include Signage, Flooring, Interior panels, Interior & Exterior Lighting, Seating, Wheelchair lifts, Egress Windows, Wire and cable assemblies, electro-mechanical assemblies, Aluminum extrusions, Metal fabrications, Plywood, Hardware, Adhesives, Automotive Accessories, Transportation, and other stipulated deliverables for installation on passenger ADA-compliant bus/vans.

Potential suppliers of materials and services must have proven passenger ADA-compliant bus/van industry experience. All suppliers’ manufacturing facilities shall be certified or compliant with the Quality Program requirements as directed by ANSI/AQS Q9001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Ford QVM, or demonstrate compliance with an equivalent program. All products must meet extremely high quality and reliability requirements.

Interested companies should contact NorCal Vans DBE Liaison Officer Laurie LaPant at (530) 961-5907  or

Applicants may also submit pertinent information in our vendor application.

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