Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Compliance Requirements

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Compliance Requirements

LPA Virtual Training - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Compliance Requirements

Thu Dec 3rd 12:00pm - 1:00pm (CST)

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LPA Virtual Training - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Compliance Requirements

Missouri LTAP Hosted with MoDOT:

Local agencies receiving federal funds through MoDOT in the Local Public Agency (LPA) Program must ensure project compliance with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements in accordance with 49 CFR, Part 26. MoDOT staff will provide training to local agencies on some of these DBE requirements.

WHAT IS THE DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE)?
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, administered by MoDOT’s External Civil Rights Division, is a legislatively mandated United States Department of Transportation program that applies to federal-aid highway dollars expended on federally assisted contracts issued by USDOT recipients such as state departments of transportation. The U.S. 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, and
  • Help develop firms to compete successfully in the marketplace outside of the DBE program.
     

    MoDOT's External Civil Rights office is responsible for the certification of firms owned and operated by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals with these objectives:

    • To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of contracts in MoDOT's highway, transit, and airport financial assistance programs.
    • To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for contracts.
    • To ensure that the MoDOT's DBE program stays in accordance with applicable law.
    • To ensure that only firms that fully meet eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs.
    • To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts.
    • To promote the use of DBEs in all types of federally assisted contracts and procurement activities conducted by recipients.
    • To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE program.

    For more information on the MoDOT DBE, visit their site at https://www.modot.org/dbe-program

Missouri LTAP will credit 4 hours of online training for one Scholar Program elective. Please email us proof of registration for each class and which level elective you would like to apply it t