49 CFR § 26.11 - What records do recipients keep and report?
(a) You must transmit the Uniform Report of DBE Awards or Commitments and Payments, found in Appendix B to this part, at the intervals stated on the form.
(b) You must continue to provide data about your DBE program to the Department as directed by DOT operating administrations.
(c) You must create and maintain a bidders list.
(1) The purpose of this list is to provide you as accurate data as possible about the universe of DBE and non-DBE contractors and sub contractors who seek to work on your Federally-assisted contracts for use in helping you set your overall goals.
(i) Firm name;
(ii) Firm address;
(iii) Firm's status as a DBE or non-DBE;
(iv) Age of the firm; and
(v) The annual gross receipts of the firm. You may obtain this information by asking each firm to indicate into what gross receipts bracket they fit (e.g., less than $500,000; $500,000-$1 million; $1-2 million; $2-5 million; etc.) rather than requesting an exact figure from the firm.
(3) You may acquire the information for your bidders list in a variety of ways. For example, you can collect the data from all bidders, before or after the bid due date. You can conduct a survey that will result in statistically sound estimate of the universe of DBE and non-DBE contractors and sub contractors who seek to work on your Federally-assisted contracts. You may combine different data collection approaches (e.g., collect name and address information from all bidders, while conducting a survey with respect to age and gross receipts information).
(d) You must maintain records documenting a firm's compliance with the requirements of this part. At a minimum, you must keep a complete application package for each certified firm and all affidavits of no-change, change notices, and on-site reviews. These records must be retained in accordance with applicable record retention requirements for the recipient's financial assistance agreement. Other certification or compliance related records must be retained for a minimum of three (3) years unless otherwise provided by applicable record retention requirements for the recipient's financial assistance agreement, whichever is longer.
(e) The State department of transportation in each UCP established pursuant to § 26.81 of this part must report to the Department of Transportation's Office of Civil Rights, by January 1, 2015, and each year thereafter, the percentage and location in the State of certified DBE firms in the UCP Directory controlled by the following:
(2) Socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (other than women); and
(3) Individuals who are women and are otherwise socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.