To be eligible for DBE certification, you must meet the social and economic disadvantaged criteria of Federal Regulations 49 Part 26. You are presumed to be disadvantaged if you are a woman, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American, Subcontinent Asian American, or other minority found to be disadvantaged by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
In addition, you may be eligible for the program if:
Your firm is a for-profit business that performs, or seeks to perform, transportation related work (or concession activity) for USDOT funds.
Your personal net worth is under $1.32 million
The firm is at least 51% owned by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s) who also controls the firm.
All DBEs who wish to be certified in the state of North Carolina must be certified in their home state prior to applying.
The DBE certification process is used to become a certified MBE/WBE with NCDOT.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) GOAL
July 27, 2018
The North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Highways:
The North Carolina Department of Transportation hereby publishes a proposed overall goal for its federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, for the Division of Highways. The proposed overall goal for FHWA funded projects in FY 2019 through FY 2021 is 13.48%.
The methodology document used in developing this goal is available for inspection during normal business hours, until August 25, 2018 at the following location:
State Contractor Utilization Engineer, 104 Fayetteville St., Raleigh NC, 27601. The Division of Highways will receive and consider public comments on the proposed goal until August 27, 2018. Comments may be delivered to the Division of Highways at the above address. For additional information and questions, please contact Adrian Atkinson at (919) 508-1896. Comments may be mailed to the following address: NCDOT, Attention: Adrian Atkinson, 104 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601, or firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on August 25, 2018