• Utilization Goals for Disadvantaged Minority & Woman-Owned Programs


    In accordance with 49 CFR Part 26 and the Special Provisions, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has established goals for participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE's) in United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) assisted contracts, as well as State assisted contracts.  The Triennial Goals are set as follows: 

    • 2020 - 2022 Triennial DBE Goal for FTA - 1.9%
    • 2021 - 2023 Triennial DBE Goal for FAA - 8.9%
    • 2021 – 2023 Triennial Combined Goal for NCDOT Division of Aviation (state funded projects) - 10.7%
    • 2022 - 2024 Triennial DBE Goal for FHWA - 13.0%
    • 2019 – 2021 Triennial Combined Goal for NCDOT (state funded projects)​ - 12.3% (revising soon)
    ​NCDOT sets *DBE/*MBE/*WBE utilization goals for all construction projects.  These goals are advertised with the projects. For apparent low bidders on these projects who do not attain enough participation to meet the advertised goal(s), there is required a Good Faith Effort report that must be submitted.   

    *DBE - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
    *MBE - Minority Business Enterprise
    *WBE - Woman Business Enterprise

  • 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 
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