(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is conducting a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Disparity Study. The purpose of the Study is to measure the success of its DBE program. The goal of the study is to learn about businesses’ experience working with DOT&PF and if there are barriers that prevent businesses from participating in DOT&PF federally funded contracts. The ultimate goal is to provide fair opportunities for all firms interested in doing business with the DOT&PF.
DOT&PF, with MGT Consulting Group, will work to determine the extent to which DBEs participate in the procurement of federally assisted transportation contracts in the categories of general construction services and professional services. The study will also determine if DBE participation is representative of the availability of DBEs who are ready, willing, and able to participate in federally assisted USDOT contracts.
The department is encouraging all business owners, both DBE certified and non-DBE certified, to provide information about their experiences doing business, or attempting to do business, with DOT&PF. Public comments and/or recommendations may be used to modify the department’s procurement policies, including the DBE Program.
More information about the study is available at www.alaskadotpfdisparitystudy.com.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”
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