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Accession Number PB2013-108894
Title Examining the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 104p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program regulations require recipients of US DOT financial assistance, namely, state and local transportation agencies, to establish goals for the participation of disadvantaged entrepreneurs and certify the eligibility of DBE firms to participate in their US DOT-assisted contracts. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has established a DBE program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation at 49 CFR Part 26. MDOT has received federal financial assistance from US DOT, and, as a condition of receiving this assistance, MDOT has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26. A recent audit by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) with MDOT field engineers and other staff identified a need for improved communications with respect to the MDOT DBE program. Specifically, after interviewing four Resident and Project Engineers, it was evident that their level of engagement in the DBE program did not meet the minimum expectations, and the MDOT Construction Manual contained little or no references to the DBE requirements.
Keywords Contract administration
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise(DBE)
Disadvantaged businesses
Financial aid
Highway construction
Local transportation agencies
Project planning
State transportation agencies

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 96E - Minority Enterprises
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85H - Road Transportation
50 - Civil Engineering
Corporate Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number N/A

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