Business Engagement and Compliance

Overall DBE Goals

The Business Engagement and Compliance Office (BECO) establishes and oversees the  ADOT DBE Program, as required, for each federal agency FHWA, FTA and FAA. According to ADOT’s DBE Program Plan, specific to each funding agency, a DBE goal may or may not be established on a federally funded project. All federally funded projects shall be evaluated for a DBE goal. These DBE Goals are established based on the results of a DBE Disparity Study that ADOT conducts every five (5) years.  ADOT also conducts an Availability Study every 3 years and can recommend changes to the DBE goal in between the Disparity Study time-frames, as appropriate, based on the Availability Study results.

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

Funding Agency Federal Fiscal Timeframe Overall
DBE Goal
Race Conscious % Race Neutral %
FHWA 2018-2020 9.55% 4.54% 5.01%
FTA 2019-2021 11.00% N/A 11.00%
FAA 2016-2018 4.87% N/A 4.87%

Monthly Contract Award & DBE Commitment Reports

Monthly Contract Award and DBE Commitment Reports provide information about the DBE commitments for each federally funded FHWA project awarded in a given month.

Important Note: These reports do not include DBE's that are added to the project after the initial contract award.

Federal Fiscal Year 2018
Month Design Construction Total
October 2018 11.59% 9.19%  9.22% 
November 2018   9.55%  7.63%  7.69%
Year to Date 10.49%
8.75% 8.77%

FHWA Uniform Report of DBE Commitments/Awards and Payment Reports (Semi-Annual)

Fiscal Year 2018
  RC RN Overall
First Half 9.97% 4.05% 14.02%
Second Half 5.84%
5.46% 11.31%
Overall 8.04% 4.71% 12.75%

Fiscal Year 2017
  RC RN Overall
First Half 11.79% 5.82% 17.60%
Second Half 6.87% 8.09% 14.96%
Overall 9.49% 6.88% 16.37%

1273 Provisions - FHWA Annual EEO Report (1391/1392)

The Annual Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Report is a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirement and an Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) required contract provision for all federal-aid construction contracts.

The purpose of the Contractor’s Annual EEO Report is to collect employment data (including a breakdown of all racial/ethnic minorities and women employed) from all highway construction contractors who have an active Federal-Aid Contract of $10,000 or more during the reporting period. This provides instrumental information used by both the Federal and State Government in evaluating the effectiveness of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program.

It is extremely important that accurate data is collected, and submitted, as it can directly affect the future status of funding for Federal-Aid Highway Construction Projects throughout the State of Arizona. This report is due from Contractors and LPA Groups once per year. The deadline will be provided on a yearly basis via a communication from ADOT or the respective Certified Acceptance Agency that the project is managed through. 

Below are general directions and resources:

If you have questions about this report, contact the ADOT Business Engagement and Compliance Office at 602.712.7761 and request the Management Analyst.

The Arizona Ombudsman – Citizens Aide helps you resolve ongoing issues with State Agencies.

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 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 Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.