Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
The DBE Program, which has been developed under the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) policies, is administered by the Office of Employee Services. Authority for the department's DBE Program is derived from, but is not limited to:
- Title VI of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and any amendments.
- Executive Order 11625 and any amendments.
- Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
- 49 CFR Part 26 of the Federal Register and any amendments.
U.S. Department of Transportation DBE Program
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May 16, 2014 Public Meeting to receive comments on the DBE Goal Methodology used to set the 2015-2017 DBE goal. The meeting will be at 1 p.m. central time in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa DOT, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa.
The Iowa DOT has followed 49 CFR 26.45 in the calculation of the Annual DBE Goal. The Iowa DOT proposes an Annual DBE Goal of 5.75%.The methodology used can be viewed on the Iowa DOT, Civil Rights web page at: http://www.iowadot.gov/civilrights/dbe_program.html in the Latest News section. Copies can also be requested by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone: 515-239-1422, or by fax: 515-817-6502. If attending in person, you will need to check in at the main desk to receive a visitor badge. Please contact Karen Kienast at 515-233-7970 if you have any questions about the Iowa DOT Annual DBE Goal Setting Process
The DBE Goal Setting Meeting scheduled for August 6 has been cancelled.
This meeting would have been to establish DBE goals for the September 16, 2014, letting. All reports will be e-mailed as usual.
For additional information call 515-239-1422 or e-mail questions to email@example.com
Final FY 2013 Annual DBE Accomplishment 5.7 percent FFY
2015-2017 Proposed DBE Goal Methodology
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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
The Iowa DOT takes affirmative action to ensure that Disadvantaged business enterprises have the maximum practical opportunity to get Iowa DOT contracts for construction, professional and technical service. The Iowa DOT also has taken specific steps to ensure there is no discrimination in the awarding and administering of contracts. The attached DBE Program Plan has been submitted to the Federal Highway Administration for approval.