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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Quick Links

The links below offer a directory of DBE-related resources:

In accordance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations 26.45, the Illinois Department of Transportation has submitted its triennial Overall DBE Goal-Setting Methodology to the Federal Highway Administration. The approved document calls for an overall DBE goal of 20.27 percent for federal fiscal years 2022-2024. IDOT expects to meet 1.8 percent of this goal through race-neutral means and 18.47 percent through race-conscious means. The document can be accessed HERE.

  • DBE Certification: Review the DBE certification process and full eligibility criteria.
  • DBE Supportive Services: Assistance and development opportunities are available to those seeking IDOT DBE certification, to IDOT certified DBE firms, to IL UCP DBE certified firms who have an IDOT contract and to prime contractors doing business with IDOT.
  • DBE Workshops: IDOT’s innovative workshops and seminars helps firms collaborate with IDOT, become more competitive, and remain aware of policy and procedure changes.
  • DBE FAQ: See here for frequently asked questions regarding the DBE program.
  • IL UCP DBE Directory: View a listing of all certified DBE firms' names, addresses, contact information, and work categories and location preferences.
  • Today's Challenge Tomorrow's Reward Conference: IDOT’s annual “Today’s Challenge, Tomorrow’s Reward” (TCTR) Conference welcomes DBEs and subcontractors each year. TCTR provides opportunities to network with prime contractors and acquire information on programs, policy changes, strategic networking, best practices and specific skill development.