USDOT’s DBE Program seeks to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of USDOT-assisted contracts in the Department’s highway, transit, and airport financial assistance programs. It also aims to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for USDOT-assisted contracts. The FTA Office of Civil Rights is responsible for monitoring FTA recipients’ DBE programs and ensuring their compliance with USDOT's DBE Regulations found at 49 CFR Part 26.
Threshold Requirements for a DBE Program
FTA recipients receiving planning, capital and/or operating assistance who will award prime contracts (excluding transit vehicle purchases) exceeding $250,000 in FTA funds in a Federal fiscal year (Contracts can include purchase orders)
FTA DBE Regulations, Guidance and Procedures
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is committed to a Civil Rights Program for
the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) in ODOT.
• ODOT Office of Civil Rights DBE Program
• FTA DBE Information 2012-2014 DBE Goal
An Overall Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal has been developed for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in ODOT’s Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) federally assisted transit contracts.
• DBE 2012-2014 Goal
• 2012-2014 FTA Weighting Base Figure Worksheet Reporting
Browse the quick-link to the DBE reporting section of our Reporting and Forms page
Verify that a business is a qualified DBE with the required certification visit the Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) website.
• Search for qualified DBE businesses on the OMWESB website
Use the Options code type "Any Code" and Certification Type "Disadvantaged Business Enterprise" and select your city, county, etc. to find all DBE certified businesses in your area.
Additional search options are available at the following link:
• Additional search options on the OMWESB website