Montana Department of Transportation

Civil Rights Information

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Notice of Submission

Federal Transit Administration Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation Goal

Notice is hereby given that the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has submitted to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Goal of 0.38% for Federal Fiscal Year 2015-2017. MDT expects to meet the DBE goal for FTA funds, excluding transit vehicle purchases, through race neutral means. This participation goal was established and is being filed in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 49, Part 26.

The FTA Goal Methodology can be viewed here and is available for public examination at the MDT Headquarters Building, 2701 Prospect Avenue, Helena, MT during regular business hours in the office of the Civil Rights Bureau. Send comments or inquiries to the Civil Rights Bureau, MDT, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620-1001. ATTN: Megan Handl, or . Comments will be accepted until July 30, 2014.

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.

Getting Certified

Please send your DBE application, financial statement, and supporting documentation to:

Montana Department of Transportation
DBE Program
PO Box 201001
2701 Prospect
Helena, MT 59620-1001

Using a DBE Firm

  • DBE Quote Request – The DBE Quote Request is a service MDT provides that enables prime contractors to directly solicit bids for a specific project from every MDT certified DBE firm. The utilization of this resource by prime contractors, at least five days before the bid deadline, constitutes a single instance of Good Faith Effort in contacting DBE's to solicit bids/quotes.
  • DBE Directory *
  • DBE Locations Map

* The DBE Directory requires access via port 7782. If you have problems accessing the application, please contact your ISP and have them open port 7782.

Documenting Good Faith Efforts to Use a DBE

Prime Contractors are required to make, and document, all good faith efforts taken to utilize a DBE on a federally–funded MDT projects. This documentation is federally required, and subject to verification by MDT.

Contractor Payments to DBE Firms

Prime Contractors are required to submit documentation certifying their final payment to any DBE subcontracting firm, on each contract, to the DBE Program. Engineering Project Managers are required to submit documentation of the Commercially Useful Function (CUF Report) being performed by DBE firms to the DBE Program, prior to the project beginning.

Submit to:

Montana Department of Transportation
DBE Program
PO Box 201001
2701 Prospect
Helena, MT 59620-1001

Required documentation certifying final payment to DBE:

DBE Program Information

DBE Supportive Services

The DBE Supportive Services Program provides business assistance to contribute to the growth and self–sufficiency of DBE companies in the highway industry. Services include business skill development and training, assistance with bonding/financing, and resources, to provide information and assistance. All highway–related DBE certified companies are eligible for these services.

  • DBE Newsletters
  • DBE Reimbursement Program
  • Form to request Business Development Reimbursement

DBE Recertification

Certified DBE Firms are required to submit documentation to the DBE program annually to verify that they remain eligible for certification, and participation within the program.

  • Recertification and Annual Eligibility Form

Questions or Comments?

Please contact us:

DBE Program Specialist
Certification & Recertification
800-883-5811 | 406-444-6337
TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

DBE Program Specialist
Supportive Services

800-883-5811 | 406-444-7287
TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

Civil Rights Bureau Chief
800-883-5811 | 406-444-6042
TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

Montana Department of Transportation
DBE Program
PO Box 201001
2701 Prospect
Helena, MT 59620-1001