Business Engagement and Compliance

DBE Disparity Study

The Federal DBE Program helps small, disadvantaged business enterprises compete for U.S. Department of Transportation-funded transportation projects. ADOT and local cities, counties and transportation agencies administer the Federal DBE Program in Arizona. 

ADOT’s current DBE participation goal for FHWA-funded contracts is 7.76%.  ADOT is proposing a preliminary DBE goal of 9.38% of the total dollars of FHWA-funded contracts awarded to DBE firms over the next three fiscal years, with 5.44% to be achieved through race-neutral means (ADOT small business programs and other efforts) and 3.94% to be achieved through race-conscious means (contract goals). 

ADOT is seeking public input on this goal and wants to hear from women and minority business owners and organizations, contractors, engineering consultants and other interested stakeholders.   The public is encouraged to comment on the size of the goal, the methodology used to calculate the goal, their experience competing for or working on ADOT projects, their suggestions on how to improve contracting opportunities for DBEs and other small businesses, and what ADOT can do to enhance its support of the DBE and small business community. 
Review Preliminary DBE Goal Documents

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