Diversity, Economic & Business Equity, D/M/W/ESB Contracting 


ODA Contact:  Heather Peck, Agency Program Manager
                      Mitch Swecker, Agency Director
FAA DBE Information:  http://www.faa.gov/
ODOT Office of Civil Rights:  http://www.oregon.gov/odot/cs/civilrights
Oregon Civil Rights Division:  http://www.oregon.gov/BOLI
Federally Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) & State Recognized/Certified – Minority, Women and Emerging Small Businesses (M/W/ESB)
ODA’s DBE and Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business commitment is designed to increase access, remove barriers to participation and improve contracting policies.
ODA’s DBE policies are race and gender neutral.  All Federal Certified DBE and State Certified M/W/ESB contractors are welcome to participate in any of ODA’s bidding and proposal solicitations and contracting processes.  ODA does not certify contractors, but rather relies on State of Oregon certification.  For more information, please go to the State of Oregon’s website for Economic and Business Equity at http://www.oregon4biz.com/How-We-Can-Help/COBID/ or call (503)986-6524
Are you a state certified MBE, WBE or ESB?  Or federally certified DBE?
ODA intends to aggressively seek opportunities to do business with certified disadvantaged minority-owned, women-owned and emerging small businesses for all of our business and project needs.
To find a state certified firm or businesses please go to:  http://www.oregon4biz.com/contactCOBID.php?id=229&title=Certified%20Directory%20Access
For more information on how to become certified please go to:  http://www.oregon4biz.com/How-We-Can-Help/COBID/
Good Faith Effort for ODA’s Federally Funded Construction Projects.
On all major construction projects, prime bidders are encouraged to demonstrate a good faith effort in inviting Federal Certified DBE and State Certified MWESB firms to bid on all contracts and subcontracts.  The intent is to promote communication with local DBE and MWESB firms so that they can complete for work within their area of expertise.
Community Outreach
ODA participates in a variety of professional groups in an effort to diversify bidders and communicate with small business and contractors.  ODA also works with Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to further its presence with community outreach in a combined effort on aviation transportation projects.
(DBE Goals – Based on 9th Circuit’s ruling, contracts can be awarded without the lowest responsive bidder meeting the goal or demonstrating a good faith effort to meet the goal)