DBE Office certifies businesses capable of performing services and/or providing products which can be credited toward disadvantaged business enterprise goals on federally assisted contracts. These services and/or products are generally related to construction projects, transit services, professional and consultant service contracts, funded wholly or in part by FHWA, FTA, or FAA.
To apply for DBE/ACDBE, apply online here. If you are already a certified DBE/ACDBE, click here to view instructions on how to log into your profile.
The Certification Process is to ensure that only qualified small businesses that are independently owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons are certified for this program. Once you are certified, your firm's information will also be in the DBE Certified Directory Database. The bidders on projects must use certified DBE(s) from this Directory to meet project goals.
Civil Rights provides a DBE Supportive Services Program which assists in answering questions regarding your Uniform Certification Application; provide technical assistance in areas related to business. provide training in areas of need, such as estimating, plan reading, specification reading, and business techniques; and assistance for firms in getting through the ODOT contracting process and DBE certification process.
DBE/ACDBE Online Application
2017 Monthly DBE Commitment Report
The Civil Rights Division also has a Small Business Program (SBP) for the benefits and growth of those firms that may not qualify as a DBE, but do qualify as a small business according to the Small Business Administration size standards. This certification is applicable to firms which bid or perform work on U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) funded projects, and applies to all U.S. DOT recipients who are members of the Oklahoma Unified Certification Program (OUCP).
A small business is one that qualifies under the criteria and size standards in Title 13, Code of Federal Regulations, part 121 (13 CFR 121). Size standards have been established based on a firm’s North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.
A small business must be:
- An independent business, whose viability does not depend on its relationship with another firm or firms.
- Only firms organized for profit may be eligible for the Small Business Program.
- In order to participate, firms must be ready, willing, and able to perform work on U.S. DOT assisted contracts.
- Firms must be established businesses with sufficient assets and resources to perform the work of their contracts.
Each firm will be evaluated to ensure its’ ability to perform a commercially useful function on U.S. DOT related contracts. Firms will be certified in specific work categories, as determined by their NAICS codes.
Certification will require submitting a brief application and supporting documentation to substantiate that the firm meets the eligibility criteria. If certified, a list of firms will be maintained in the ODOT Civil Rights Division.