The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of General Counsel has approved new guidance documents related to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. Access these documents on DOT’s DBE Guidance web page:
Training for DBE Certification Application Review Staff provides information on how to ensure staff reviewing DBE certification applications are properly trained.
Recipient Responsibilities for Oversight and Monitoring of DBE Participation contains questions and answers on recipients’ responsibilities for monitoring work performed by DBEs.
Calculating the Personal Net Worth of Individuals That Own Multiple Businesses clarifies that only an individual’s ownership interest in the subsidiary firm applying for DBE certification is excluded from the PNW calculation.
Procedures for Submitting Good Faith Efforts Information on Design-Bid-Build Contracts clarifies how recipients must ensure that all contract bidders/offers submit DBE subcontractor information on design-bid-build contracts.