Disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded special consideration for contracts awarded by certain state and federal agencies. It may also be advantageous for private businesses to subcontract with minority-owned entities. For these reasons, it is important that women-owned, Native American-owned and other minority-owned businesses acquire proof of their minority status.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation reviews applications for certification under the U.S. Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program as found in 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 26. This includes minority, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals whose businesses relate to some facet of the transportation industry, and is applicable to metropolitan planning organizations, transit organizations, highways, and airports.
To complete the DBE Certification application, applicants must navigate to: https://dotnd.diversitycompliance.com
Civil Rights Officer
North Dakota Department of Transportation
608 East Boulevard, Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
For more information about Women-owned business certification, contact:
Center for Technology
3333 East Broadway Suite 1219
Bismarck, ND 58501