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Small Business Program
MDOT, in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26, Section 26.39, has developed a race- and gender-neutral Small Business Program (SBP) to ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and SBP owned businesses have opportunities to participate on federally-assisted projects.
The SBP is designed to:
- Increase the number of competitively awarded contracts to small businesses
- Maximize contract opportunities
- Promote the use of small businesses in MDOT contract opportunities
DBE and SBP businesses in the program will be among a limited group of firms eligible to participate in selected federally-assisted contract opportunities set-aside by MDOT.
Effective July 12, 2012, MDOT established a small business program for set-asides on selected federally-assisted construction contracts that have an estimated construction cost of $1,000,000 or less and consulting contracts that have an estimated consultant cost of $250,000 or less and have available certified and prequalified DBE and SBP firms to compete and perform work for each selected project within the geographical area of the project.
Nick Sundberg, SBP Coordinator
Forms and Directories
- Business must possess MDOT DBE or SBP certification.
- Business must be small business as defined by SBA standards. Gross receipts must not exceed an annual average of $26.29 million over the firm’s previous three fiscal years.
- Business owner(s) must have a personal net worth that does not exceed $1.32 million. Owner’s equity in primary residence and ownership interest in the firm are excluded from the net worth calculation.
Personal Financial Statement
- Business must apply/register with MDOT to participate in the SBP.
DBE Certification Application
MDOT-certified DBE firms have already met the eligibility criteria to participate in the Small Business Enterprise Program.
MDOT-certified SBP firms must apply to the SBP to determine if the firm meets eligibility criteria for participation.