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Department of Transportation (USDOT)’s DBE Certification

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) offers the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for small business owners like you. Discover how the Department of Transportation DBE certification works, how to apply for it, and how to win government contracts.

How Department of Transportation DBE Certification Works

The DBE certification application is designed to help small business owners win government transportation contracts. Consider this program if you operate a firm in one of the following industries:

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Surveying
  • Construction materials
  • Public relations
  • Training
  • Communications

Be part of the new business opportunities with the new bill for infrastructure development with a budget of US$ 1.5 trillion. If you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR) or citizen of the United States, your firm may be a good candidate for this specialized contracting program of the U.S. Government.

Department of Transportation (USDOT)’s DBE Certification

Department of Transportation (USDOT)’s DBE Certification

Department of Transportation (USDOT)’s DBE Certification

Why Get DBE and ACDBE Certifications from the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT)?

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) offers the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for small business owners like you. Discover how the Department of Transportation DBE certification works, how to apply for it, and how to win government contracts.

How Department of Transportation DBE Certification Works

The DBE certification application is designed to help small business owners win government transportation contracts. Consider this program if you operate a firm in one of the following industries:

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Surveying
  • Construction materials
  • Public relations
  • Training
  • Communications

Be part of the new business opportunities with the new bill for infrastructure development with a budget of US$ 1.5 trillion. If you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR) or citizen of the United States, your firm may be a good candidate for this specialized contracting program of the U.S. Government.

How to Qualify for the DBE Program

The Department of Transportation DBE certification is designed for small business owners considered “socially and economically disadvantaged.”  This program, while operating under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), is individually administered at the local state level by the Department of Transportation. Applicant firms must first be approved by the Department of Transportation in the state where they reside, before applying for the same certification in another state within the US and its territories.

DBE Certification Application Requirements

What is the DBE application? This application process is perhaps as rigorous as the application process for the Small Business Administration’s 8 (a) Certification, and many of the same terms, conditions, and restrictions apply therein.

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To achieve certification, you must meet, among other things, the following conditions:

  1. Be a fully operational business and exist for profit in good condition.
  2. Comply with the Federal Government programmatic definitions of a small business.
  3. Be an independent, self-sufficient business and not count on or depend on the resources of another company, other facilities, or staff to subsist or operate daily.
  4. Owners must comply with the programmatic definitions of being “socially disadvantaged” in individual terms.
  5. Applicants who own small businesses must own a minimum of 51% of the firm and have a stock option in the firm.
  6. The net worth of the owner must not exceed US$ 1.32 million.
  7. The owners who apply must clearly have control of the daily operations of the firm and have a curriculum or experience to demonstrate their skills in order to manage the company for which they are applying.
  8. The majority of business owners (51% or greater) must be US citizens or lawful permanent residents (LPRs).

Request a Consultation – Free of Charge

We help you establish a strategic alliance with a bona fide firm already certified with that credential to position it strategically so that your company does business with the U.S. Government. Connect with Rafael Marrero & Company today with a free consultation to navigate the DBE certification application.

Initial Consultation - Free of Charge

The certification process with DOT is time-consuming. Fortunately, Rafael Marrero & Company saves you the headaches of applying.

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