Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

Supportive Services Program

One-on-One Business and Technical Assistance Program

The purpose of the business and technical assistance program is designed to provide DBE firms with business specific training, education, and coaching to compete on federal aid projects within the heavy highway construction industry. These services are provided by highly skilled private sector consultants, and business experts. DBE firms will receive assistance at no charge in the following categories:

Marketing

  • Building a Strategic Marketing Plan
  • Website and Social Media Support
  • Networking
  • Writing Proposals
  • Researching and Locating Bidding Opportunities 

Financial

  • Capital Assistance
  • Bonding and Insurance
  • Cash Flow Management/Budgeting
  • Financial Management and Software Systems
  • Business and Revenue Forecasting
  • Recordkeeping

Technical

  • Understanding Contracts, Davis Bacon Wages and OSHA Requirements
  • Estimating and Bidding
  • Job Costing
  • Construction Plans Reading
  • Engineering Design Contract Requirements
  • Understanding DBE Contract Specifications

People

  • Human Resource Review
  • Project Management
  • Organizational and Leadership Development

Requirements:

  • Must be currently DBE Certified
  • Must work within the heavy highway construction and professional services arena
  • Participants must develop or revise a comprehensive business plan with our consultant team

Businesses will receive up to five hours of one-on-one assistance related to the conditions and circumstances of their firm and may qualify for more, on a case-by-case basis.

Note: DBE firms that fall under other categories outside of the industry will be accepted based on availability of funding.

To apply, please call 602.712.7761 or email DBESupportiveServices@azdot.gov to begin the intake process for assistance.

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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.