Equal Opportunity Office
DBE Certification Business Development Initiative DBE & Small Business Development Reporting
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Program
The Florida Department of Transportation's DBE Program, administered by the Equal Opportunity Office, is intended to remedy past and current discrimination against disadvantaged business enterprises, ensure a level playing field and foster equal opportunity and non-discrimination in DOT-assisted contracts, improve the flexibility and efficiency of the DBE program, and reduce burdens on small businesses.
Should I apply?
If you answered "Yes" to all of the questions above, you may be eligible to participate in the FDOT DBE program,
click here for more information on becoming certified with FDOT
click here for the application.
Business Development Initiative
The Business Development Initiative (BDI) was designed to support the Department's efforts to boost competition, lower prices, and increase support to meet its contracting needs. Also, the BDI provides more opportunities and support for small businesses to move from subcontracting and sub consulting to prime contracting and consulting roles.
For more information on the BDI, please click here
DBE & Small Business Development Reporting
The DBE & Small Business Development Programs assist the Department and S/DBEs with reporting through the Equal Opportunity Compliance Reporting System (EOC System), Equal Opportunity Reporting (EOR), MBE Reports, and 90 Day Spending.
For information on the DBE Plan, DBE Goal, and DBE Reports & Letter Grades, please visit the Civil Rights Programs page.