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AUCP Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Orientation for New DBE/ACDBEs

Welcome to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program! Our goal at the Civil Rights Office is to ensure the success of your DBE Firm in doing business with the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF).

To assist new DBE/ACDBEs in familiarizing themselves with the program, its requirements, and to learn more about the Civil Rights Office, we are pleased to announce monthly 'New DBE Orientations.' In collaboration with Alaska APEX Accelerators, these sessions aim to educate new DBE/ACDBEs on the purpose of the Civil Rights Office, compliance requirements, available support services, training opportunities, federal contracting opportunities, and more!

Virtual orientations are scheduled to occur on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:00 AM via Zoom.

Register via the Zoom link below:

  • Register: Thursday, June 20th, 2024
    • Time: 10:30 AM – Noon
  • Register: Thursday, July 18th, 2024
    • Time: 10:30 AM – Noon         
  • Register: Thursday, August 15th, 2024
    • Time: 10:30 AM – Noon
  • Register: Thursday, September 19th, 2024
    • Time: 10:30 AM – Noon
  • Register: Thursday, October 17th, 2024
    • Time: 10:30 AM – Noon
  • Register: Thursday, November 21st, 2024
    • Time: 10:30 AM – Noon
  • Register: Thursday, December 19th, 2024
    • Time: 10:30 AM – Noon

DBE Orientation Presentation Slides

DBE Support Services Checklist:

Alaska APEX Accelerator Program

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The Alaska DOT&PF Civil Rights Office has joined forces with the Alaska APEX Accelerator program (formerly known as PTAC) to host the New DBE Orientations. Alaska APEX Accelerators was established by Congress under the Defense Authorization Act of 1985. Recognizing the complexities of government contracting, the Alaska APEX Accelerator offers invaluable assistance. Dedicated to supporting businesses across Alaska, the Alaska APEX Accelerator provides training and guidance for those interested in securing contracts at the local, state, and federal levels. Their aim is to pinpoint the necessary steps for successfully engaging in government sales.

With a vast array of resources at your disposal, the Alaska APEX Accelerator facilitates the navigation of government contracting procedures for your business. To initiate the process, simply request assistance through their Client Web Portal. This platform allows you to access services, enroll in training sessions, participate in surveys, and much more.

CRO Contact Information:
DBE & OJT Program Manger: Zhenia Peterson
Phone: 907-269-0844

DBE & OJT Support Service Specialist: Natalia Fricke
Phone: 907-269-0850

Alaska APEX Accelerator:
Contract Specialist II, Jody King
Phone: 907-786-7270