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Equal Opportunity Office

Victoria Smith,
Equal Opportunity Office

605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Tel: 850-414-4747
Fax: 850-414-4879
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The Florida Department of Transportation Equal Opportunity Office (EOO) was created to administer the Department's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Development Programs, and Civil Rights Programs [Title VI Program (Nondiscrimination in State and Federal Programs and Activities), and Internal and External Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program (Title VII)].


Proposed DBE Goal Methodology 2018-2020
Posted: June 16, 2017
The Florida Department of Transportation is seeking comments/questions on its proposed three-year Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Please click here to review the goal document and click here to comment. Stay tuned for more opportunities to participate in the 2018-2020 DBE goal setting. Public participation encouraged by all, without regard to race, national origin, sex, age disability, religion or family status. Anyone requiring special accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act or language services (free of charge) should contact Terry Watson at (850) 414-4763 or Terry.watson@dot.state.fl.us or via Florida Relay at 711. For more information, please click here

El Departamento de Transportación de la Florida (FDOT) promueve toda participación pública, independiente de raza, nación de origen, sexo, edad, discapacidad, religión u estado familiar.  Cualquier persona que requiera acomodaciones razonables bajo la Acta para Americanos con Discapacidades (ADA) o servicios gratuitos de traducción de idioma debe contactar a Terry Watson al número (850)-414-4763 o al correo electrónico terry.watson@dot.state.fl.us o llamar a Florida Relay marcando el 711. 

FDOT ankouraje patisipasyon tout piblik la, kèlkeswa ras, orijin nasyonal, sèks, laj, andikap, relijyon oswa lyen familyal. Nenpòt moun ki bezwen aranjman espesyal anba lwa pou Ameriken ki Andikape yo oswa pou sèvis lang (gratis) kapab kontakte Terry Watson nan (850) 414-4763 oswa terry.watson@dot.state.fl.us oswa atravè Florida Relay nan 711.

Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan
Posted: March 8, 2017
The Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan is availible. The plan dates from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020. For more information, please click here

Business Participation Plan
Posted: October 28, 2016
FDOT is committed to developing, implementing, and modifying strategies that maximize supplier diversity and small, minority, veteran, and disadvantaged business enterprise (S/M/V/DBE) participation. For more information, please click here

Office of Supplier Diversity
Posted: October 24, 2016
The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD), a specialized team within the Division of State Purchasing, is available to help improve business opportunities for Florida-based woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses. For more information, please click here