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.
Submit a new DBE Certification Application
DBE Application Tips from US Department of Transportation
Application “tripwires” can delay the processing of an application for DBE certification or even lead certifiers to deny an application. To assist DBE certification applicants avoid these errors, we developed a tip sheet. It is a great tool to assist you in the DBE certification process. The sooner you get certified, the sooner you can start competing for more contracts. To view the tip sheet, click here.
DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (YouTube Video)
- How to use NDDOT's online certification application
DBE Business Development Program
Business Development Resource Partners
DBE Annual Goals/Statistics
- Updated July, 2014