How to Qualify as a DBE

Many DBE firms qualify as M/WBEs, and many M/WBE firms may also qualify as DBEs. However, Federal-Aid contracts, such as this Goethals Bridge replacement project, require that only those firms certified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE’s), pursuant to USDOT - FHWA 49 CFR Part 26, can be used to fulfill DBE goals.

If your firm is not currently certified as a DBE, please follow directions to become certified with one of the agencies listed below: