Business Engagement and Compliance
The Business Engagement and Compliance Office (BECO) is now a Unit within the newly formed ADOT Employee and Business Development (EBD) Group. The EBD group was created in January 2018 to integrate and emphasize ADOT’s efforts to coordinate and enhance training and development for its employees and external customers, like contractors, small, women and minority-owned businesses.
The new EBD group will be managed by Dr. Vivien Lattibeaudiere, who has served as BECO Manager for the past 5 years. She will continue to provide management, oversight and continuity for BECO's customers, programs and services. BECO will remain intact to serve the needs of its current customers, who in the future will benefit from collaborative training vehicles and opportunities available to ADOT employees.
The Business Engagement and Compliance Office (BECO) continues to focus on 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 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (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
ADOT announces new proposed overall DBE goals for federally-funded contracts
ADOT’s 2018-2020 overall DBE goal of 9.55% for FHWA contracts has been approved by FHWA.
The final DBE Availability Study and FHWA DBE Goal Methodology upon which the goal was based in available for public viewing.
Visit the new Business Coach On Demand site to get the answers you need to work on ADOT projects!
For more information regarding DBE Supportive Services, email PBrown@azdot.gov. For information regarding ADOT's On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program, email CFoster@azdot.gov.
ADOT launches a new AZ UTRACS Transportation Business Portal.
To make the AZ UTRACS Registration process easier and to provide a dual SBC Registration in one easy form, ADOT has introduced the new AZ UTRACS web portal. This site is a one-stop portal to enable firms to complete an AZ UTRACS Registration, submit Bidders or Proposers Lists when bidding on projects, access the ADOT DBE System for Certification and Contract Payment Reporting, and offers a new and improved Firm (DBE) Search Directory.
Registrations in the old AZ UTRACS System were automatically transferred and all DBEs were automatically AZ UTRACS registered. Visit AZ UTRACS
and contact AZUTRACS-Support@azdot.gov
for more information.
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. Learn More
Please note that all updates must be completed online, unless otherwise instructed by UCP members.
ADOT announced Connect 202 Partners as the winner of the P3 South Mountain project.