Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

Supportive Services Program

DBE Task Force Meetings

DBE task forces comprised of DBEs, prime consultants and contractors, ADOT staff, and other industry leaders meet regularly to receive project briefings, to learn about what's happening in the DBE program and construction industry, and to work on finding solutions to issues facing DBEs and other small businesses.

These Task Forces serve as a catalyst for business development by identifying barriers to entry for construction and professional services DBE firms. This task force will work with ADOT and transportation industry leadership to find solutions to barriers to entry and serve as a voice for the Arizona DBE community. Members of this task force identify barriers to entry for the DBE community, work cooperatively to identify solutions to barriers to entry, disseminate information regarding solutions to the larger Arizona DBE community, and help foster an environment that contributes to the Arizona economy through utilization of women- and minority-owned businesses on ADOT projects.

Check out the agenda and minutes from past meetings and take some time once every other month or quarter to attend the meetings, participate on a subcommittee, increase your knowledge, share your expertise and become part of the solution!

Contact the Supportive Services staff at 602.712.7761 or 602.712.4897, or email DBESupportiveServices@azdot.gov if you would like to participate in one of the DBE task forces or subcommittees.

Joint Task Force

2018 Meeting Agendas, Summaries and Attendance

Meeting Date Meeting Information
January Agenda | Minutes | Sign In Sheet | Handouts
July Agenda | Minutes | Sign In Sheet | Handouts

Professional Services Task Force

Professional Services Task Force Charter

2018 Meeting Agendas, Summaries and Attendance

Meeting Date Meeting Information
September Agenda | Minutes | Sign In Sheet
March Agenda | Minutes | Sign-In Sheet | Handouts

ADOT Contacts

Vivien Lattibeaudiere, Ph.D.
Business Engagement and Compliance

Kent Lane
Supportive Services Program Manager
Business Engagement and Compliance

Professional Task Force Contacts

Ogbonna Abarikwu, Task Force Chair
President of CK Group, Inc.
16448 N. 40th Street, Suite A
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Enamul Hoque, Task Force Vice Chair
President of Hoque & Associates, Inc.
4325 South 34th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85040

Construction Task Force

Construction Task Force Charter

2018 Meeting Agendas, Summaries and Attendance

Meeting Date Meeting Information
October Agenda | Minutes | Sign In Sheet
April Agenda | Minutes | Sign-In Sheet | Handouts |
Presentation 1 (FI) | Presentation 2 (PC)

ADOT Contact

Vivien Lattibeaudiere, Ph.D.
Business Engagement and Compliance

Construction Task Force Contacts

Annemarie Haenfler, Task Force Chair
President of ACS Services, LLC
550 E. University Dr.
Mesa, AZ  85203

Ignacio Malave, Task Force Vice Chair
Saturn Concrete Construction LLC
6075 N. 57th Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301

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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.