Each state has its own Unified Certification Program (UCP), which is administered by their Department of Transportation. The purpose of the UCP is to provide "one-stop shopping" for applicants to apply for DBE certification, such that an applicant is required to apply only once for a DBE certification that and it will be honored by all agencies that are recipients of Federal DOT funding in the state.
State and local recipients of Federal Ddepartment of Transportation money often set DBE participation goals on their contracts. Prime bidders must either meet of make a good faith effort to meet these goals. When a DBE is certified through the UCP, it is included in the UCP Directory. Prime bidders needing to perform outreach to DBEs for their bid can use the UCP Directory to locate potential DBE subcontractors and suppliers.
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 email@example.com. All comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on August 25, 2018