The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is a recipient of US Department of Transportation (USDOT) funding, and as such, is required to develop and has developed its own Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The MaineDOT website maintains the list of documents that must be submitted when applying for DBE certification through the MaineDOT Unified Certification Program (MaineDOT UCP). MaineDOT encourages all women-owned and minority-owned businesses engaged in transportation construction or related services to apply for certification.
Does this local/state program offer reciprocal certifications with other local/state programs? Out-of-state DBE applicants must submit copies of their home-state DBE certification along with certain other materials.
Are there multiple agencies that offer this certification in the state? MaineDOT administers the DBE program and certifies all DBEs in the state.
Does this program require bidders attempt to make a good-faith effort to meet participation goals? Yes, bidders must make such an effort on projects with DBE goals.