The Business Engagement and Compliance Office (BECO) is responsible for ensuring that ADOT, its subrecipients, contractors and consultants achieve full compliance with all applicable federal regulations related to disadvantaged and small business inclusion, equal and fair employment opportunity in contracting and on-the-job training for women and minorities in the construction trades by facilitating these efforts:
- ADOT's good faith efforts to meet overall DBE participation goals
- Compliance with all applicable federal requirements
- Equal Employment Opportunity contractor compliance and On-the-Job Training contractor compliance to provide training and employment opportunities for women, minorities and economically disadvantaged individuals in the construction industry
Announcements and Updates
DBE Certification Annual Updates
The deadline for Annual Updates due in April has been extended to April 15, 2015. This is a one-time extension.
ADOT has a Unified Certification Program (UCP), which means ADOT, the city of Tucson and the city of Phoenix, all review and approve certifications for firms in Arizona. Certification by one entity is honored by all members of the UCP. The certifying agency is determined by the firm's primary location. Firms located in Pima County should apply for certification and submit their Annual Update to the city of Tucson. Firms located in Maricopa County should apply for certification and submit their Annual Update to the city of Phoenix. All other firms should apply for certification and submit their Annual Update to ADOT. If your firm's primary location is in Maricopa County but you have previously submitted DBE information to ADOT, contact the city of Phoenix at 602.262.6790 before attempting to submit your renewal in the DBE system so that your records can be seamlessly transferred from ADOT to city of Phoenix. If your firm's location is in Pima County, contact the city of Tucson at 520.837.4009. Access ADOT's DBE System
DBE certifications do not expire. However, DBE-certified firms are required to submit an Annual Update every year to maintain certification. DBE firms with names beginning in A through J, must submit an Annual Update by April 1 of each calendar year, and DBE firms with names beginning in K through Z must submit an Annual Update by Oct. 1 of each calendar year.
Please note that all updates must be completed online, except for forms submitted to the city of Tucson.
ADOT announced the three shortlisted developer teams proposing on the $1.9 billion design-build-maintain contract for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Project.
- Connect 202 Partners
- South Mountain Development Group
- South Mountain Mobility Group
FAQ South Mountain Freeway
For information on upcoming events for DBE Supportive Services, email PBrown@azdot.gov.
For information on upcoming events for ADOT's On-the-Job (OJT) Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADOT Submits Preliminary Overall DBE Goal for 2015-2017
On Sept. 30, 2014, ADOT submitted a Preliminary Overall DBE goal of 9.38 percent to FHWA. The US DOT has approved ADOT's preliminary goal.
The preliminary goal was based on the results of an Availability Study conducted by Keen Independent Research. The Availability Study is part of ADOT's Disparity Study, which is expected to be complete in summer 2015. At this time, ADOT will hold public hearings, and after reviewing the public's comments, ADOT will submit a final overall annual goal for FHWA, and possibly goals for FAA and FTA. The goal(s) will become official once reviewed by FHWA.