• MBE/WBE Program

    Through the Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) Program, the North Carolina Department of Transportation ensures firms that meet the eligibility requirements are afforded the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed with state funds.

    To become a certified MBE or WBE follow the DBE certification steps.

  • Bidder's Good Faith Effort to meet DBE, MBE, WBE Goals

    For all construction project bids that do not meet or exceed the DBE/MBE/WBE goals set for that project, a Good Faith Effort report will be required to determine if the bidder made a good faith effort in trying to meet the advertised goal(s). As part of that report, the NCDOT requests that you submit a Subcontractor Quote Comparison based on the example given below. Please consider all information on the 'Example' to be fictitious.  The submittal information is outlined in the project’s Special Provision.

    Forms and Information available for download:

  • EEO Good Faith Efforts

    EEO Good faith efforts must be demonstrated in the following areas:

    • Contractor's EEO Policy
    • Dissemination of the EEO Policy
    • Authority and Responsibility of EEO Officer
    • Periodic EEO meetings (EEO indoctrination)
    • Notices/posters on bulletin board
    • Advertising as an "EEO Employer"
    • Systematic and direct recruitment likely to yield minority and women employees
    • Educate all new supervisors on EEO responsibilities
    • Encourage employees to refer minorities and women
    • Evaluates wages to eliminate discrimination
    • Investigate all complaints
    • Increasing skills of minorities and women
    • Advises employees and applicants of training opportunities
    • Ensure non-segregated facilities
    • Minorities and women employed in all occupations, crafts, and job classifications on an equal basis
    • Contractor solicits bids from and utilize DBE subcontractors and or suppliers or subcontractors with meaningful minority and female representation
    • Monitor subcontractors’ compliance with nondiscrimination, EO, EEO obligations 

 DBE Goal Methodology

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