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
NCDOT is committed to ensuring all North Carolina businesses have the opportunity to participate in our projects. We advocate, administer, implement, and monitor equal employment opportunity programs for recipients of state and federal funds.
Our certification programs are designed to advance the economy and strengthen communities across the state.
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) is a legislatively mandated USDOT program that applies to federal-aid highway dollars expended on federally assisted contracts issued by USDOT recipients such as state transportation agencies.
Congress established the DBE program in 1982 to:
- Ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts
- Help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts
- Assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside of the DBE program.