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Contracting Diversity News

We established this diversity-in-contracting focus journal in 2005 to help the DBE, M/WBE, DVBE, and small business community stay informed about pertinent public procurement news and events.



MoDOT announces mid-cycle DBE goal adjustment

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has notified the public that it is recommending a mid-cycle adjustment to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for its Aviation Section. The adjustment wou...

Published Aug 04, 2020


NYC Mayor signs executive order in support of MWBE utilization

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an executive order including a number of measures designed to increase utilization of minority- and woman-owned businesses (M/WBEs) in City contracting, and also announced...

Published Jul 30, 2020


Idaho County Airport proposes triennial DBE goal

Idaho County Airport is proposing its triennial disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) goal for fiscal years 2021 through 2023. The goal is 0.93 percent, to be achieved by means of race-neutral measures.Commen...

Published Jul 27, 2020


Georgia Department of Transportation seeks public comment on DBE goals

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is seeking public comment on its recently-announced triennial disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goals. The goal is for fiscal years 2021 through 2023, and...

Published Jul 27, 2020


Nebraska Department of Transportation soliciting comment on DBE goal

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), in collaboration with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is soliciting comment on its recently-set disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) goal for fiscal years 2021...

Published Jul 27, 2020


VDOT declares triennial DBE goals

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), as required by law, has issued its triennial goals for disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation in contracts receiving funding from the Federal Highway Adminis...

Published Jul 22, 2020


Norfolk International Airport proposes triennial DBE goal

Norfolk International Airport (ORF) has published a proposed overall participation goal for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for fiscal years 2021 through 2023. That goal is 11.3 percent for all ORF proj...

Published Jul 22, 2020


Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority sets DBE goal

The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COPTA, also doing business as EMBARK) has announced its triennial participation goal for disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) on projects receiving feder...

Published Jul 22, 2020


Public input sought for Cherriots DBE participation goal

Salem Area Mass Transit District (SAMTD) - commonly known as Cherriots - has published its goal for participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) for fiscal years 2021 through 2023. The goal is 2.49 percent of...

Published Jul 21, 2020


County of Lackawanna Transit System publishes DBE goal

County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS), as a recipient of U.S. DOT funds, is required to establish Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goals. COLTS, accordingly, has published its DBE Goal for fiscal...

Published Jul 21, 2020


Yolo County Transportation District DBE goal available for review

The Yolo County Transportation District (YCTD) has announced its proposed goal for the period of fiscal years 2021 through 2023 for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation. The figure has been ...

Published Jul 21, 2020


Connect Douglas Transit Services releases DBE participation goal

Connect Douglas Transit Services has published its DBE participation goal for fiscal years 2021 through 2023. Connect Douglas is required to do so as a recipient of grand funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)...

Published Jul 20, 2020


Rock Region METRO publishes DBE participation goal

Rock Region METRO has published its participation goal for disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) for fiscal years 2021 through 2023, and is receiving public comment on the goal. The goal has been set at 2.8...

Published Jul 20, 2020


Montana transportation department to hold public hearing regarding DBE goals

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is holding a public meeting to address drafts of the goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in public contracting. The goals are the DBE participation goa...

Published Jul 20, 2020


Washington State DOT seeks feedback on DBE goals

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is proposing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals for fiscal years 2021-2023 for its federally-assisted contracts during that period. The various particip...

Published Jul 20, 2020