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

Upcoming Events

Upcoming DBE Supportive Services Events

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 Goals by USDOT Funding Agencies

The following goals have been approved for ADOT by the indicated Funding Agency:

Funding Agency

Federal Fiscal Timeframe

 DBE Goal

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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. DBE firms with names beginning in A through J, must submit an Annual Update by April 1 of each calendar year, and DBE firms with names beginning in K through Z must submit an Annual Update by Oct. 1 of each calendar year.

ADOT has a Unified Certification Program (UCP), which means ADOT, the city of Tucson and the city of Phoenix all review and approve certifications for firms in Arizona. Certification by one entity is honored by all members of the UCP. The certifying agency is determined by the firm's primary location. Firms located in Pima County should apply for certification and submit their Annual Update to the city of Tucson. Firms located in Maricopa County should apply for certification and submit their Annual Update to the city of Phoenix. All other firms should apply for certification and submit their Annual Update to ADOT. If your firm's primary location is in Maricopa County but you have previously submitted DBE information to ADOT, contact the city of Phoenix at 602.262.6790 before attempting to submit your renewal in the DBE system so that your records can be seamlessly transferred from ADOT to city of Phoenix. If your firm's location is in Pima County, contact the city of Tucson at 520.837.4009. Access ADOT's DBE System.

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