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Small Business Resources

Doing Business with Oregon Department of Transportation

There are many programs that help Oregon's small businesses contract on all types of ODOT projects. These programs guide small businesses and help increase their businesses' size in order for them to compete for ODOT contracts. Helping small businesses will make Oregon's economy and communities stronger. The following information will help begin the process of doing business with ODOT.

​Many programs require certification.  The state of Oregon only accepts certifications from the Certification Office of Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID).  Certified firms are used by prime contractors and project managers all across the state.

​General contracting information is found in the Contracting with ODOT portal, which has information on open contracts and how to do business in Construction, Goods and Trades Services, and Personal and Professional Services.  Visit the ODOT Procurement Office - Construction Contracts Unit for information on prime contractor prequalifications, other bid and award information, as well as:

Oregon Buys is a website used by ODOT (and other state and local agencies) to promote contracts for public bidding.

Other contracting opportunities include:

Bid Express

Daily Journal of Commerce

Opportunities for Small Businesses

Businesses that become certified have access to many supportive services from ODOT and elsewhere. These services range from professional training, tutoring or consulting and are designed to improve a firm's ability to successfully complete ODOT contracts and projects.

Small Business Development Program

The Small Business Development Program is a new program. Its purpose is to identify transportation construction projects that are suitable for qualified small businesses to undertake as prime contractors, and to provide support and resources for successful delivery. Through this program, we will increase the ability, capacity, experience, and number of construction contractors doing business with ODOT. Learn more about how the program is coming together and how you can participate.

Additional Programs

Business Support Resources - Business Oregon
Oregon Small Business Development Network
Technical Assistance - Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs Turner School of Construction Management

Small Business Navigators

Our small business navigators work with community partners and networks to connect people to resources, trainings and information needed to have successful business opportunities with ODOT. Reach out to our team with questions, comments and concerns.

Omar Alvarado - (503) 385-6694

Joe Hanseling - (971) 453-2889

Networking Opportunities

It is important for small businesses to engage in networking to grow their business opportunities. ODOT has partnered with trade organizations, chambers and business associations which small businesses can use as resources for workshops, technical assistance and for loans.

The following information contains some of the many resources that ODOT provides to small businesses.