Certification Determination

·         If a firm is awarded certification, it becomes eligible for participation as a DBE on transportation related contracts with federal funding.  Information about the firm is placed in the online DBE Directory. 

·     If a firm is denied certification, it is notified about the reasons why and is provided information on its appeal rights.  Denied firms can appeal directly to the U.S. Department of Transportation or file a formal administrative hearing, under Section 120.57(1), Florida Statues.