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Open Comment Period for CDOT Proposed DBE Goal for FFY 2019-2021

04-Jul-2018 to 06-Sep-2018

CDOT recently published its Triennial DBE Goal Draft Methodology for FHWA-assisted contracts in FFY 2019-2021. The document outlines the process and steps used to determine the overall annual DBE goal for the next three fiscal years.

CDOT followed the US DOT regulations and Tips for DBE Goal Setting which included identifying a base figure for the relative availability of DBEs based on demonstrable evidence of the availability of ready, willing, and able DBEs as compared to the availability of all businesses participating on federally-funded DOT-assisted contracts.

The analysis also included surveys of Colorado DBE firms, prime contractors, and industry stakeholders. Additionally, CDOT evaluated:
  • Relevant market area for contractor participation;
  • Potential contracting opportunities in construction, professional services, and design-build;
  • Availability and capacity of DBE certified firms to participate on those potential contracts;
  • Anecdotal evidence gathered through online surveys, association meetings, and a public comment period.
The draft methodology resulted in an overall statewide DBE goal of 11.55%. CDOT is encouraging public participation and comments on the draft methodology by July 13, 2018. You may submit comments in person to Emily Crespin at CDOT Headquarters or by calling 303-757-9234 or emailing dot_civilrights@state.co.us.