Percent of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation on Construction and Engineering Projects -7c

MoDOT believes it is good business to support diversity among its contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

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Todd Grosvenor
Todd Grosvenor
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Financial Services Director
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Financial Services
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Email: Todd.Grosvenor@modot.mo.gov

Phone: (573) 751-4626

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Zainab Jasim
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Senior Civil Rights Specialist
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External Civil Rights
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Email: Zainab.Jasim@modot.mo.gov

Phone: (573) 751-2806

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MoDOT supports diversity among its contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Construction projects that receive federal aid or federal financial participation are required to take reasonable steps to ensure disadvantaged business enterprises have an opportunity to compete and participate in project contracts and subcontracts.

The overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise target goal is 12.45%. The DBE participation for federal fiscal year 2021 is 12.16%. This is a 0.49% decrease from federal fiscal year 2020. Of the 12.16% utilization, 8.68% was participation from women-owned, non-minority DBE firms, 1.93% was participation from minority women-owned DBE firms and 1.55% was participation from minority-owned DBE firms. The collective goals set for projects closed during this period amounted to 9.84%. The DBE goals set for projects awarded during this period had committed DBE participation of 11%. To narrow the gap between the target and the performance, MoDOT is conducting outreach meetings to encourage new firms to apply for DBE certification and using DBE supportive services funding to expand the capacity of certified DBE firms.

Purpose of the Measure:

This measure tracks the percent of DBE firms used on construction and engineering projects. 

Measurement and Data Collection:

Data is collected through AASHTOWare Projects for each construction and consultant project. The overall DBE goal is a yearly target established by MoDOT and the Federal Highway Administration regarding the expected total DBE participation on all federally-funded construction and consultant projects. Individual DBE project goals are determined by subcontract opportunity, project location and available DBE firms that can perform the scope of work. DBE utilization is tracked for each project identifying the prime contractor, contract amount, the established goal and how the prime contractor fulfilled the goal. This measure is based on the federal fiscal year. Collection of all data in this system began in April 2014.

The target for this measure is set by FHWA policy and is updated every three years.