From services to stock, Bis-Man Transit believes the most responsible use of local, state and federal money comes from the diligence on our part and competition between organizations to decide services. Bis-Man Transit, and subsequently its entities, utilizes competitive bids to help decide the third-party organizations that provide components such as paper products, marketing pieces, rolling stock, etc.

Bis-Man Transit supports Disadvantage Business Enterprises and encourages the development and use of companies owned and controlled by minorities, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals on federally-aided highway construction projects. These companies can be contractors, suppliers, or manufacturers with capabilities in the transportation industry. Under the program, select contracts are assigned percentage goals, based on the total dollar amount of the contract, for participation by certified DBE firms. The prime contractor must meet the assigned DBE goal or prove that sufficient good faith efforts were made in an attempt to meet the goal.
DBE Goals 2016-2018

Public Notice

Public Involvement in the Preparation of the City of Bismarck’s
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal for 2019-2021

The public is notified that the City of Bismarck has announced its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise overall goal for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021 at 0.25%.

Furthermore, the public is notified that the City of Bismarck’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goal and its rationale will be available for citizens to review at Bis-Man Transit, 3750 E Rosser Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501, July 11, 2018 to July 24, 2018. The Goal is also available on the City of Bismarck’s website at and Bis-Man Transit’s website at
The public is invited to submit written comments to Bis-Man Transit no later than 4:00 p.m., July 24, 2015, to 3750 E Rosser Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501. Written comments should be directed to Shanda Miller at the above address or faxed to (701) 258-6752 or sent to the Regional Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration, Region 8, 12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 310, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-2583. Written comments may also be sent via e-mail at until July 24, 2018. E-mail comments should be specifically identified as public input on the Disadvantaged Business Goals for the years 2019-2021. Contact Shanda Miller, Bis-Man Transit Office Manager/ Procurement Manager at (701) 258-6817 if additional information is required.
DBE Goals Draft 2019-2021