Business Engagement and Compliance

DBE Disparity Study

The Federal DBE Program helps small, disadvantaged business enterprises compete for U.S. Department of Transportation-funded transportation projects. ADOT and local cities, counties and transportation agencies administer the Federal DBE Program in Arizona. 

ADOT’s current DBE participation goal for FHWA-funded contracts is 7.76%.  ADOT is proposing a preliminary DBE goal of 9.38% of the total dollars of FHWA-funded contracts awarded to DBE firms over the next three fiscal years, with 5.44% to be achieved through race-neutral means (ADOT small business programs and other efforts) and 3.94% to be achieved through race-conscious means (contract goals). 

ADOT is seeking public input on this goal and wants to hear from women and minority business owners and organizations, contractors, engineering consultants and other interested stakeholders.   The public is encouraged to comment on the size of the goal, the methodology used to calculate the goal, their experience competing for or working on ADOT projects, their suggestions on how to improve contracting opportunities for DBEs and other small businesses, and what ADOT can do to enhance its support of the DBE and small business community. 

The public comment period runs from Aug. 4 through Sept. 17.  All public comments will be reviewed before ADOT submits the preliminary DBE goal to FHWA at the end of September.
Review Preliminary DBE Goal Documents
Public Hearing Schedule
Make Your Voice Heard

All documents related to the proposed goal and methodology are also available for review from Aug. 4 through Sept. 17 during normal business hours at the following locations:

ADOT Administration Building
206 S. 17th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

ADOT Flagstaff District Office
1801 S. Milton Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ADOT Tucson District Office
1221 S. Second Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85713

ADOT Yuma District Office
2243 E. Gila Ridge Rd.
Yuma, AZ 85365

Comments may also be submitted via email to: