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DBE Certification

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) provides minorities, women and other eligible small businesses an opportunity to participate in transportation contracts that utilize federal funds. Beyond certification, IDOT fosters opportunities for DBE firms and individuals interested in doing business with the agency to learn, grow and network through available Supportive Services.

Construction or professional services firms looking to build their business and maintain a competitive edge are encouraged to conduct business with IDOT as a certified DBE. 

For general inquiries or assistance, call (217) 782-5490.

Why Pursue a DBE Certification with IDOT?

  •   Expand your expertise
  •   Network with established businesses
  •   Make lasting investments in your community

Frequently Asked Questions about DBE Certification with IDOT

DBE Success Story: Taylor Electric Company

“We’re confident that IDOT’s given us the tools to branch out profitably. Every aspect of IDOT’s DBE program is designed to bring diverse businesses to the table and position them to shine.”

Kendra Dinkins, President and CEO
Taylor Electric Company, Chicago, Ill.

Read more about how Taylor Electric enhanced their network with IDOT’s DBE certification.