LPA DBE Goal Requests

All groups and subrecipients of FHWA funds must have their projects assessed for a DBE goal prior to advertising a contract by submitting a DBE goal worksheet to the Business Engagement and Compliance Office (BECO) via the DBE & OJT Contract Goal Setting Application. 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. DBE participation is achieved through race-neutral and race-conscious means. All federal aid projects are assessed for DBE opportunity. Where DBE availability exists, race-conscious goals will be set. 

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 generally take 2-7 business days, if additional information is needed from the Goal Requestor, more time will be required. Please plan accordingly. 

It is recommended that you read the User Manual before working within the DBE & OJT Contract Goal Setting Application.  Be sure to complete all fields in the system and provide a detailed Scope of Work Description so the goal can be narrowly tailored to the project.  If incomplete or unclear information is provided, the request will be returned and the Goal Requestor will be asked to make changes to the submitted Goal Request.

When goal assessments are complete, the system will automatically email users with the assessed DBE goal for the project. If your project includes a DBE goal, that information must be included in the contract advertisement. Some projects may be assessed as “race-neutral” meaning no goal or a "0%" goal was assessed. For questions regarding the Goal Assessment process contact [email protected] or call the Business Engagement & Compliance Office at 602.712.7761.

Submitting DBE Contract Goal Requests as an LPA Requestor

As an LPA requestor, access the DBE DBE & OJT Contract Goal Setting Application by visiting https://dbegoals.azdot.gov/ 

If this is your first time using the DBE & OJT Contract Goal Setting Application, complete the following steps to gain access, depending on your role:

  • ADOT Staff Goal Requestors: Visit the ADOT Goal page specifically for ADOT staff requesting access to submit a goal request. 
  • Local Public Agency (LPA) Goal Requestors: To gain access to the DBE & OJT Contract Goal Setting Application, you must complete the following two steps:
  1. Complete the "Register As New User" form to establish your log in credentials  (username and password) and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Email [email protected] with the following information to obtain the appropriate access within the system

1. First and last name

2. The email address that you registered with in step 1

3. Phone number

4. Agency name

You should allow for up to two (2) business days to receive access after you contact us, if the appropriate information is provided in the original request.

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