Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

NOTICE:

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.