Contracting with a DBE

Construction

Announcement: North Leg Informational Session August 18​

Contractors are encouraged to take part in a virtual informational session on upcoming work opportunities in the Zoo Interchange North Leg on August 18 from 2-4 p.m. More information and call in details.

Additional special provision (ASP) 3

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

Announcing upcoming updates to ASP-3 – New

The updated ASP-3 will be included in proposals beginning with the October 2020 Let.  
A few highlights of the updates include:

  • New requirements for submitting DBE documentation.
  • Continued emphasis on Good Faith Effort activities undertaken prior to bid submission
  • The current DBE Replacement Policy will be replaced by the DBE Commitment Modification Policy.

We will provide details in the coming weeks and announce several discussion (virtual) sessions in preparation for the October Letting that you are encouraged to attend. As we finalize details, we appreciate any help in spreading the word by forwarding this message to interested parties in your network.

Please contact Madalena Maestri with questions (madalena.maestri@dot.wi.gov).

​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.