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

Nice job on presentation, even with my experience in both subjects, I found the presentation interesting and even learned something new. Thanks!
William F.