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ADOT 2020 Disparity Study Fact Sheet

ADOT Seeks Input on its Draft Disparity Study and Proposed Overall Triennial DBE Goals for FHWA, FTA and FAA-Funded Contracts


Webinars to be held in May

Every three years, ADOT must set a new overall annual goal for participation of DBEs in its federally-funded contracts. ADOT will submit a new three-year overall DBE goal to FHWA this summer to go into effect on October 1, 2020.

The draft Disparity Study and ADOT’s proposed DBE goals are now prepared, and ready for public viewing and comment.

ADOT Disparity Study 2020 - Executive Summary - Draft

ADOT Disparity Study 2020 - Full Report - Draft

FHWA Goal and Methodology Fiscal Years 2021-2023 - Draft

FAA Goal and Methodology Fiscal Years 2022-2024 - Draft

FTA Goal and Methodology Fiscal Years 2022-2024 - Draft

The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking public input on proposed goals for the percentage value of federal-aid contract dollars won by firms certified for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.

Based on the study results, ADOT is proposing the following DBE goals:

Funding Agency

Federal Fiscal Years

Overall Proposed Goal

Race/Gender Conscious %
(Contract Goals)

Race/Gender Neutral %
(Small Business Programs and other Efforts)


2021- 2023





2022 - 2024





2022 - 2024




Companies that do business with ADOT and the public are encouraged to comment on the size of the proposed overall DBE goals, the methodology used to develop the proposed goals, the results of the Disparity Study, as well as their experiences competing for or working on ADOT projects. ADOT also seeks suggestions on how to improve contracting opportunities for DBEs and other small businesses, and recommendations on what ADOT and the transportation industry can do to enhance support of the Federal DBE Program.

The public comment period runs from April 13, 2020 through June 12, 2020 (which was extended to June 30, 2020.) As part of the comment period, ADOT will be holding two Webinars as follows:

May 12, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MST
Attendance via Webinar

(Ended: Presentation | Recording)

May 21, 2020
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm MST
Attendance via Webinar

(Ended: Presentation | Recording)


At any time during the public comment period, comments can be provided in the following ways:

  • During the webinars;
  • By calling the study telephone hotline at 602-730-0466;
  • Via email at [email protected]; and
  • Through regular mail to:

Keen Independent Research LLC
701 N. 1st St., 2nd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004

All public comments will be reviewed before preparing a final Disparity Study report.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons who require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact the BECO office at: (602) 712-7761 or at [email protected] Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto BECO en (602) 712-7761 o en [email protected] Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.


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