- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
United States Department of Transportation requires the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to implement a DBE program to ensure that small and disadvantaged businesses have the opportunity to compete for work on federally funded projects.
Under the governing program regulations at 49 CFR Part 26, a DBE is a for-profit small business concern that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled and operated by socially and economically disadvantaged persons.
FDOT currently operates a race and gender neutral program in that it aspires to achieve its approved DBE goal through ordinary procurement processes and by providing supportive services to certified DBEs and other small businesses.
For more information on the DBE program, including how to certify as a DBE, seek contract work on FDOT projects, obtain supportive service assistance, or report compliance issues, visit the FDOT DBE website at https://www.fdot.gov/equalopportunity/dbe.shtm or contact either FDOT at 850-414-4750 or Carey Shepherd at 850-553-2206, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can visit the following links for additional information:
Florida Dept. of Transportation: http://www.fdot.gov/equalopportunity/
Federal Highway Administration: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/civilrights/index.htm