Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
How can DBE status help my business?
Many KDOT highway projects, primarily those containing federal-aid funds, have a DBE goal. A project with a DBE goal means some of the work must be performed by a DBE certified in the state of Kansas. In addition, other governmental agencies also have projects with DBE goals and/or encourage utilization of DBEs for some or all of their projects.
DBE certification may give your business an opportunity to bid on work that may not have been available to you previously.