The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) provides assistance to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) seeking or conducting business with the department. This assistance is designed to help these businesses grow, become more self sufficient, and successfully compete for contracts with the
department. These supportive services programs are designed to increase the number and capacity of DBEs participating in highway construction.
FDOT has contracted with two supportive services providers to deliver a variety of services to small and disadvantaged businesses.
For additional information
please visit the supportive services providers' websites
Construction Estimating Institute administers
the Construction Management Development Program/Bond
Guarantee Program (CMDP/BGP) and the DBE Supportive Services Program
CMDP/BGP - offers
small and disadvantaged businesses classroom, online and on the job training.
The training is designed to improve technical and business management
skills, as well as, assist with learning how to do
business with FDOT.
In addition, DBEs who complete this program are
eligible to participate in the BGP, which provides bond guarantees of up to $500,000.
DBE/SS - designed to increase the number of
certified DBEs participating in highway and bridge
construction, as well as, assist DBEs in growing and
eventually becoming self sufficient. Available services
include certification assistance to qualified businesses
and specialized assistance to DBEs in a number of
business related areas including finance, accounting, bonding, and business
law. In addition, program staff will assist DBEs in developing a
relationship with prime contractors and learning how to
take advantage of subcontracting opportunities.
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council, in
Ariel Business Group,
administers the Specialized Development Program (SDP).
SDP - assists prime
contractors on major projects in identifying qualified
DBEs to take advantage of subcontracting opportunities.