Business Engagement and Compliance

The Business Engagement and Compliance Office (BECO) is responsible for ensuring that ADOT, its subrecipients, contractors and consultants achieve full compliance with all applicable federal regulations related to disadvantaged and small business inclusion, equal and fair employment opportunity in contracting and on-the-job training for women and minorities in the construction trades by facilitating these efforts:

  • ADOT's good faith efforts to meet overall DBE participation goals
  • Compliance with all applicable federal requirements
  • Equal Employment Opportunity contractor compliance and On-the-Job Training contractor compliance to provide training and employment opportunities for women, minorities and economically disadvantaged individuals in the construction industry

Announcements and Updates


ADOT to update overall DBE goal for FHWA-funded contracts

Every three years, ADOT must set a new overall annual goal for participation of DBEs in its federally-funded contracts. ADOT will submit a new three-year overall DBE goal to FHWA this summer to go into effect on October 1, 2017.

ADOT has retained Keen Independent Research to perform an availability analysis to assist ADOT in this process. (Keen Independent completed the most recent availability and disparity studies for ADOT in 2015.)

Once the draft Availability Study and ADOT’s proposed DBE goal are prepared in May, ADOT will release them for public review and comment. Two public meetings regarding the proposed goal will be held, with a public comment period open through the end of June. All public comments will be reviewed before ADOT submits its final DBE goal request to FHWA. Stay tuned for further information or contact the BECO for more information at: [email protected] or 602.712.7761

Visit the new Business Coach On Demand site to get the answers you need to work on ADOT projects!
Business Coach on Demand

New DBE/Small Business Resource Center now open! Please feel free to walk-in during the times listed or call ahead for an appointment: 602.712.7761.​

For more information regarding DBE Supportive Services, email [email protected]. For information regarding ADOT's On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program, email [email protected].


ADOT launches a new AZ UTRACS Transportation Business Portal.
To make the AZ UTRACS Registration process easier and to provide a dual SBC Registration in one easy form, ADOT has introduced the new AZ UTRACS web portal.  This site is a one-stop portal to enable firms to complete an AZ UTRACS Registration, submit Bidders or Proposers Lists when bidding on projects, access the ADOT DBE System for Certification and Contract Payment Reporting, and offers a new and improved Firm (DBE) Search Directory.  
Registrations in the old AZ UTRACS System were automatically transferred and all DBEs were automatically AZ UTRACS registered.  Visit AZ UTRACS and contact [email protected] for more information.
DBE Certification Annual Updates

DBE certifications do not expire. However, DBE-certified firms are required to submit an Annual Update every year to maintain certification.  Learn More

Please note that all updates must be completed online, unless otherwise instructed by UCP members.

Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Project Update

ADOT announced Connect 202 Partners as the winner of  the P3 South Mountain project.

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.