Businesses become certified based on the information provided at the time of certification. It is the DBEs responsibility to notify its certification agency within 30 days of any change that can impact a firm’s certification. DBEs must also annually affirm that there have been no changes other than the changes previously reported.
DBEs certified by NCDOT should process the following certification management actions through the NCUCP online system.
The following items could affect a firm from becoming certified:
- Changes in firm circumstances affect the firm's eligibility, or
material changes in the information provided in the firm's application form;
- Submission of
annual affidavit of no change and supporting documents every year on the anniversary of the date of your certification;
- Work code change/expansion requests;
- Notification of address, phone, or other contact information changes;
- Withdrawal of certification
Failure to notify NCUCP of changes or submit an annual affidavit of no change within the required time frame is deemed a failure to cooperate and grounds for removal of a firm’s certification.
Business Opportunity Workforce Development Unit increases DBE self-sufficiency and competitiveness, provides training and promotes increased participation in projects generated by NCDOT.
What are the benefits of DBE certification?
As a certified DBE, your probability of being selected by prime contractors is increased because they are able to count your participation as a DBE toward their contract goals business development opportunities are provided by NCDOT's OCR and BOWD Unit to ensure businesses owned and operated by women and disadvantaged individuals have an opportunity to participate on federally funded or assisted transportation projects.
The BOWD Office offers assistance to certified DBE's to help them compete in the marketplace in their current business area or transition into other business areas. The BOWD Office provides customized development plans as a service to DBE's at no cost. NCDOT will maintain a complete directory of all certified DBE's in North Carolina. The directory allows firms' information to be available to agencies across the state.