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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

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

Prompt Payment and Monitoring
Posted: August 29, 2016
As an affirmative step to monitor and enforce prompt payment and retainage requirements, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) posts prime contractor payment information on the Construction page. To access this information click here.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact your District Contract Compliance Managers (DCCM), click here

Construction Careers Consultant
Posted: August 10, 2016
FDOT has contracted with Quest Corporation of America (QCA) to serve as its Construction Careers Consultant and to act on behalf of the Department in its efforts to recruit and champion the On-the-Job Training Program, Construction Career Days, and Career Fair events.  If you are a job seeker, a contractor needing workers, or just need more information click here