All ADOT contracting groups and staff utilizing FHWA funds must have their projects assessed for a DBE goal prior to advertising a contract by submitting a DBE Goal assessment request via the online Goal Setting System. The system allows ADOT Project Managers and others desiring to advertise, procure and administer FHWA-funded contracts to directly input information about the project into the system, including the project number, location of the project, project description and the total estimated dollars for each work category involved in the project.
If this is your first time using the DBE Goal Setting Application, you must request access to the application by submitting a Service Desk ticket with a CARF. After you receive access, click on the link below to access the system.
The system requires the user to use Internet Explorer 11 or higher. It is recommended that you read the User Manual below before entering data into the DBE Goal Setting Application. Be sure to complete all fields in the system and upload a detailed Scope of Work Description so the goal can be narrowly tailored. If inadequate data is provided, the request will be rejected and the user will be asked to make changes to the submittal.
DBE goals are automatically calculated by the system based on the information submitted. The system-generated goal is evaluated by the DBE Goal Setting Committee and may be adjusted based on a number of factors, if applicable, to help ensure that the DBE goal is narrowly tailored for each project/contract. These factors include the project type, location of project, DBE availability and possible subcontractable opportunities. The DBE Goal Assessment Committee meets weekly; therefore, DBE goals assessments general take 2-7 business days, if additional information is not requested from the submitter, so plan accordingly.
When goal assessments are complete, the system will automatically email users with the assessed DBE goal for the project. Note that some projects will be assessed a DBE goal that must be included in the contract advertisement. Other projects will be assessed as “race-neutral”, meaning no goal or a “0%” goal was assessed for the project. For questions regarding the Goal Assessment process contact DBEContractGoals@azdot.gov or call the Business Engagement & Compliance Office at 602-712-7761.