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DBE Office certifies businesses capable of performing services and/or providing products which can be credited toward disadvantaged business enterprise goals on federally assisted contracts. These services and/or products are generally related to construction projects, transist services, professional and consultant service contracts, funded wholly or in part by FHWA, FTA, or FAA
The Certification Process is the first step to ensure that only qualified small businesses that are independently owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons are certified for this program. Once you are certified, your firm’s name will be placed on the Directory of Certified Firms which is available on this website or upon request. The bidders on projects must use certified DBE(s) from this Directory to meet project goals.
Civil Rights provides a DBE Supportive Services Program which assists in answering questions regarding your Uniform Certification Application; will provide technical assistance in areas of bookkeeping, accounting, prequalification. Provide training in areas of need, such as estimating, plan reading, specification reading, and business techniques. Assistance for DBEs in getting through the ODOT contracting process and DBE certification process.
A Study to Determine DBE Availability and Analyze Disparity in the Transportation Contracting Industry in Oklahoma