Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
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
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 Goal (2012-2014)
FTA Weighting Base Figure Worksheet
DBE Goal Notice (2015-17)
Proposed Overall DBE Goal (2015-2017)
See DBE reporting information from the Reporting Forms tab on our Guidance Library / Provider Handbook 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.
DBE Qualified Business Search
Note: Use the Options code type "Any Code", Certification Type as "Disadvantaged Business Enterprise", and select desired County, City, and so forth to find all DBE certified businesses in an area.
DBE Search Alternative