Business Engagement and Compliance

Business Registration and Certification (AZ UTRACS)

Small Business Concern (SBC) Registration

In partnership with the cities of Phoenix and Tucson, ADOT has implemented a Small Business Concern (SBC) component to its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. This required by the federal regulations (49 CFR 26.39) governing the state's DBE program.

The SBC part of the DBE program will not require a complex certification process, nor will it add a second layer of SBC goals to projects. Instead, small businesses interested in providing goods and services on federal-aid projects can complete a few additional questions at the end of the AZ UTRACS Registration (required for all firms) to become SBC Registered. This process makes it easy for firms to register as an SBC.

Because the SBC component is a part of the DBE program, ADOT will include registered SBC's in its outreach, education and networking events coordinated by the DBE Supportive Services program. ADOT hosts a variety of free networking events for subcontractors to meet primes, two regional conferences annually, regional training and workshops, and an annual expo. These events help increase the visibility of small and disadvantaged businesses participating in the ADOT DBE program.

The SBC component benefits each stakeholder differently. Here are some examples:

  • ADOT will be able to identify additional businesses that are able to support and build Arizona's transportation infrastructure.
  • SBCs will become more visible to contractors, prime consultants, local public agencies and procurement officers with current and upcoming business opportunities throughout the state.
  • ADOT, the City of Phoenix, the City of Tucson and other local government entities that receive federal funding will include language in their contracts to encourage the use of SBCs on transportation projects.
  • SBCs will be eligible to participate in DBE business development activities, bidding opportunity discussions, networking events, conferences and workshops provided by ADOT.
  • Certified DBE firms will be able to expand their experience and capabilities to build additional experience toward future areas of certification.
  • Prime contractors/consultants and government agencies will be able to more easily find local, small-business vendors for their projects.

Small businesses can register by indicating their business size, services and owner contact information, and by indicating that they meet the Small Business Administration size standard average annual income criteria for their primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. The Small Business Size Standards Table is available online.

For more information, contact the Business Engagement and Compliance Office at 602.712.7761.

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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. 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, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.