Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program


The DBE Program encourages the development and use of companies owned and controlled by minorities, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals on federally-aided highway construction projects. These companies can be contractors, suppliers, or manufacturers with capabilities in the transportation industry. Under the program, select contracts are assigned percentage goals, based on the total dollar amount of the contract, for participation by certified DBE firms. The prime contractor must meet the assigned DBE goal or prove that sufficient good faith efforts were made in an attempt to meet the goal.

To participate in the program, each company must first be certified by the ND Uniform Certification Program (UCP) Board, and every year thereafter, must be reviewed for eligibility.


DBE Certification

Submit a new DBE Certification Application
Frequently Asked Questions pdf file(FAQs for submitting applications for DBE Certification)
Instructions for DBE Certification Applicants pdf file
Complete Annual Update/Eligibility Review of DBE Certification
Frequently Asked Questions pdf file (FAQs for completing Annual Update/Eligibility Reviews)
Instructions for DBE Annual Eligibility Review pdf file

Program Guidance

DBE Policy Statement pdf file
Last updated May 1, 2015
DBE Program Staff Contacts
DBE Program Administration Manual pdf file

Bid Opening/Contracting Resources

Construction Bid Opening Information
DBE Directory
Interactive Map of DBEs Certified in North Dakota
Required Bid Opening Forms
"Apples to Apples" Bid Differential Examples

Publications

by Publication Date

by Bid Opening Date

Special Provisions






DBE Business Development Program

DBE Supportive Services
DBE Business Boot Camp pdf file
Business Development Resource Partners


DBE Annual Goals/Statistics

DBE Bid Opening Cumulative Statistics pdf file
FHWA FY 2015 - 2017 Triennial DBE Goal Methodology pdf file
Notice of FY 2015- 2017 DBE Goal pdf file
FTA FY 2014-2016 Triennial DBE Goal Setting Methodology pdf file
Updated July, 2014
ND and Surrounding States DBE Goals: Past and Present pdf file