The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) program that was established to ensure that firms owned by minorities, women and other socially and economically disadvantaged persons have an equal opportunity to participate in federally assisted projects. 

The objectives of the DBE Program are:



DBE Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR 26)

Special Provision107.15 – Use of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises on Construction Projects adobe reader

Special Provision 107.15 – Use of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises on Design-Build Projects adobe reader

USDOT Office of Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity



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