Contracting with a DBE

Construction

​Additional special provision (ASP) 3

The disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 and its application to WisDOT contracts.

​Good Faith Effort Guidance

49 CFR PART 26.53: WisDOT's AUTHORITY WisDOT establishes a contract goal on Federally funded contract for procuring construction, equipment, services, or any other purpose, a bidder must, in order to be responsible and/or responsive, make sufficient good faith efforts to meet the goal.

​DBE Replacement Policy

Federal Guidance on DBE Replacement 49 CFR Part 26.53, maintains that WisDOT must require that a prime contractor not terminate a DBE subcontractor (or an approved substitute DBE firm) without WisDOT's prior written consent.

DBE Trucking utilization policy

These provisions provide an explanation of the federal law and information regarding compliance with the DBE requirements applicable to Trucking.

​Lessee hiring agreement

A Hiring Agreement signed by both the, DBE or Non-DBE Trucking Firm (Broker) and its DBE lessees must also be submitted with the Civil Rights and Compliance Program Section for approval of DBE credit on each and every project.

Consulting​

DBE procedures

WisDOT is implementing new procedures to document consultant commitments to utilize DBE firms on consultant engineering contracts. These changes are being made to improve tracking of DBE utilization on all contracts and to comply with federal regulations governing the DBE program published in 49 CFR 26.

Airport and Non-Traditional​

​General Guidance

49 CFR PART 26.53: WisDOT's AUTHORITY WisDOT establishes a contract goal on Federally funded contract for procuring construction, equipment, services, or any other purpose, a bidder must, in order to be responsible and/or responsive, make sufficient good faith efforts to meet the goal.