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  • Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program Biennial Report

    ODOT Office of Civil Rights logoThe Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program seeks to help Oregon’s small business community overcome barriers to participation in the state’s multi-billion dollar public contracting process. This helps small Oregon firms increase their capacities to perform and maintain business, and then expand their market shares.

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  • 2014 Turner School of Construction Management begins February 6, 2014 – Enroll Today!

    ODOT Office of Civil Rights logoLearn more about effective marketing, estimating, daily operations, and other back office skills during this 6-week course.
    Registration deadline is January 29, 2014.

    Click here for details and here for the registration form.

Report on the Use of Federal Funds to Increase Diversity and Prepare those Entering the Highway Construction Workforce (ORS 184.866)
ODOT’s Workforce Development Program - Designed to help build a diverse and skilled construction workforce is a good investment for the state of Oregon and its people.
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On July 2nd 50 years ago - the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved
“To enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States to provide injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, to extend the Commission on Civil Rights, to prevent discrimination in federally assisted programs, to establish a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity …”
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Statewide Mentoring Services RFP
Real Help for Working Oregonians
Learn more about the impact of supportive services contracts - help to Oregonians to explore and potentially become an apprentice, and help completing an apprenticeship once there.
Interested in highway construction
Watch a video to get a glimpse of what is available and read about some of the programs.
 
Notice of Proposed FTA 2015-2017 DBE Goal
ODOT proposes an overall DBE goal of 8% for Federal Transit Administration (FTA)-funded projects for FFY 2015 - 2017. The agency expects the overall goal to be met through neutral measures.
Public Notice
Summary Rationale
 
Notice of Proposed FHWA 2014-2016 DBE Goal
ODOT will review the proposed 12.29% Goal and hear comments from the public. All interested parties are invited to attend.
Public Notice
Summary Rationale
Meeting Slides
 
Small Business Profile
Matthews has found something valuable in every setting. He owns Pacificmark Construction, a small outfit that often serves as a subcontractor on large projects. He and his wife Debra decided, after a dozen years in the business, to step things up and try to build their business.
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Oregon Small Business Initiative
The Oregon Department of Transportation, the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, and the Oregon-Columbia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors have joined forces.
What does the initiative do?
  1. Train MWESBs and subcontractors on general business subjects, with additional ODOT-specific information that could include training with specific prime contractors
  2. Train prime contractors on diversity, mentoring, and small business issues
  3. Facilitate networking between MWESBs and prime contractors
FHWA completed a Civil Rights Baseline Assessment
ODOT and the Office of Civil Rights remain committed to ensuring ODOT is not merely complying with its civil rights program requirements, but has a robust program that encourages diversity and ensures equal opportunity.
Update on the DBE Program
  • Waiver: The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has approved ODOT's DBE Program waiver modification request for Federal Fiscal Years 2013 - 2015. The modified waiver applies to those groups for whom statistically significant disparities between availability and utilization exist.
  • Goal: FHWA approved ODOT’s revised overall DBE goal for Federal Fiscal Year 2013. The approved overall goal is 16.95%. For more information, see the DBE page under Resource Documents.

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