The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) maintains a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. Certain socially and economically disadvantaged businesses may be certified as DBEs. DBE certification allows a firm to be listed in the WYDOT directory of DBEs. Additionally, certain federally assisted transportation projects will generally have DBE participation goals attached to them. Participants are required to make a good faith effort to involve certified DBEs in the bidding process. Beginning the application process to become a DBE in Wyoming may be performed online at the WYDOT website.
Does this local/state program offer reciprocal certifications with other local/state programs? WYDOT offers interstate certification for DBEs but the process is not automatic, and application will not be considered unless the business in question is already certified as a DBE by its home state.
Does this certification expire? A no-change affidavit must be filed annually in order to stay current with one's DBE certification.
Are there multiple agencies that offer this certification in the state? WYDOT makes all certification decisions for DBEs certified in the state of Wyoming.
Does this program require bidders attempt to make a good-faith effort to meet participation goals? Yes, businesses bidding on projects with DBE participation goals must make a good-faith effort to reach those participation goals.