Small Business

Small Business

The Department has implemented several new Small Business Contracting Strategies, links below:

Small Business and DBE Strategies 

Small Business and DBE Under-Utilization Matrix

Business Development Initiative Information

Small Business Size Standards

BDI Reserved Contracts

Prequalification for Professional Services with FDOT

Prequalification for Contractors

Minority Business Enterprise Reporting

Vendor Payment History (Department of Financial Services)

This link will provide vendors with a resource to make inquiries into payments made to them by the State of Florida. The payment information is updated each evening for current day payments.



Professional Services Small Business Listing

Construction, Maintenance and Other Contractual Services Firms - Small Business Listing



If you wish to be included in the Small Business listing for Professional Services or the Small Business listing for Construction, Maintenance and Other Contractual Services Firms, please complete the  Small Business Affidavit form  and send to 




Can I respond to this program if I am both a DBE and Small Business?

Can I respond to this program if I am not a DBE, but a Small Business?

Small Business Reserved Strategy

Entire contract is set-aside for small businesses

Must use only Small Businesses for Prime and subconsultants



Under-Utilization Goal

Encourage teaming with DBE and Small Businesses in Under-Utilized Work Groups. Will be a consideration for Shortlisting.

Can only use DBE’s and Small Businesses to meet the under-utilized work group goals.

Yes, can be a DBE Prime, Small Business Prime, DBE Sub, or Small Business Sub


“DBE” and “NON-DBE SMALL BUSINESS” Aspiration Goal

10.67% aspiration goal for DBE usage.
3% aspiration goal for “Non-DBE Small Business” usage.

Only used when project is not a Small Business set-aside or does not contain under-utilized work groups.

Yes, only for the 10.67% “DBE” Portion.

Yes, only for the 3% “Non DBE Small Business” Portion.