Montana Department of Transportation

DBE General Information

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

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The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program encourages and supports the participation of companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts. It is a federally funded program administered by MDT. In order to participate in federally funded contracts under the DBE Program, companies must first be certified through the MDT DBE Program. MDT is the only DBE certifying agent in the state of Montana. The MDT DBE Program Specialists are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the MDT DBE Program, including certification, compliance of federal and state laws, DBE Supportive Services, etc.

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Should I Apply?, Certification Forms

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Supportive Services, Annual Renewal, Reimbursements


Directory, Quote Request, Subcontractor Payments, Complaints

DBE Options

Small Business Resources

Chamber of Commerce, Grant and Loans, SBDC, and more links

Program Info

Official FAQs, Program Guides, and more

Disparity Study

Study Information, Team, Get Involved, Documents

Linked Information

2016 Disparity Study and DBE Goal Setting for FHWA Contracts

A series of public hearings will be held to present Montana Department of Transportation’s (MDT) proposed overall annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) goal for contracts using Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds, the Disparity Study supporting the proposed goal, and to provide an opportunity for public comments and verbal testimony. This study helps MDT comply with federal requirements to set an overall goal for the next three years (Federal Fiscal Year 2017-2019) for businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals on certain federally funded contracts.

MDT is recommending a DBE goal of 6.14%, to be achieved through race-neutral means.

For more information on the Public Hearings and all documents related to the 2016 MDT Disparity Study and proposed goal and methodology, visit the Disparity Study page.

Documents will be available for review from February 29, 2016 through April 8, 2016 online at the link above and during normal business hours at MDT’s Office of Civil Rights. All comments will be reviewed before setting the final DBE goal.

FAA Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation Goal

In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 23, as amended, Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Goal of 0% for Federal Fiscal Year 2016-2018 for the West Yellowstone Airport. MDT expects to meet the ACDBE goal for car rental concessions through race neutral means.

Documents in support of this goal are available for public examination at the MDT Headquarters Building, 2701 Prospect Avenue, Helena, MT during regular business hours in the Office of Civil Rights until April 6. Comments will be accepted until April 21.

Please send comments or inquiries by mail to the Office of Civil Rights, MDT, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620-1001; or .

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