Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Services

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Prime Contractors

  • Team training on supplier diversity return on investment including Mentor-Protégé programs
  • Networking your firm and your non-DBE subcontractors with DBE firms
  • Evaluating and preparing Bid specification documents
  • Analyzing Bidder’s proposal DBE subcontracting responsiveness and responsibility
  • Auditing and Verification of Prime Contractor’s DBE participation contract compliance including 2nd-tier subcontracting
  • Validation of DBE’s Commercially Useful Function workscopes and “Counting Value”
  • Good Faith Efforts evaluation
  • Develop TVM DBE Plans for submittal to USDOT Office of Civil Rights including:
    26.11 Bidder’s List
    26.21 Shortfall analysis
    26.27 DBE Financial Institutions
    26.33 Overconcentration
    26.37 Monitoring & Enforcement Mechanisms
    26.39 Small Business Participation
    26.45 Overall Goals
    26.51 Race-Conscious & Race Neutral Goals
    26.53 Good Faith Efforts

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)

  • Maximizing networking and bidding opportunities with prime bidders and contractors including Mentor-Protégé programs
  • Interpreting bid specifications for responsiveness and responsibility
  • Planning for pre-bid meetings and contacting prime bidders
  • Evaluating subcontract agreements and resolution
  • Addressing post-award contract compliance issues including prompt payment and change orders
  • Assisting you through the DBE certification application process (understanding the UCP program, differences between DBE and MBE/WBE, accurate documentation, who to contact, etc.)
  • Marketing and growing your firm toward becoming a prime contractor

Training Feedback

I thought that you did a great job with your presentation. You made good time with all the information that you gave. It is good that you give this to all departments along the Supply Chain, for it makes everyone understand the importance and justify why we do what we do.
Greg R.Materials