Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Recent changes have been made to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) guidance and documents to be included in specifications. Please contact Dr. Bagher Sami for details.
DBE Participation Guidelines
A goal-oriented system has been established to promote disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation by providing construction services, professional services, supplies, and/or equipment on State Revolving Fund Loan-funded water and wastewater projects.
During the pre-bid and post-bid phases of the project, it is the Loan Recipient's responsibility to ensure, document, and certify that Bidders make a good faith effort to solicit for sub-contractor participation by DBE subcontractors, service professionals, suppliers, and/or equipment vendors on all SRF-funded projects.
During the pre-bid and post-bid phases of the project, it is the Bidder's responsibility to make a good faith effort to secure participation by DBE subcontractors, professional service providers, suppliers, and/or equipment vendors.
- Lists of registered DBE firms may be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Transportation
- Small Business Development
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
- Ms. Jeanette L. Brown, Director; U.S. Small Business Administration
- Mr. W. Clinton Smith, District Director, or other certifying agencies.