Pursuant to federal regulation 49 C.F.R. Part 26, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking comments on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and overall DBE goal for the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA). In establishing the overall DBE goal, the federal regulations require that MDOT consult with minority, women’s and general contractor groups, community organizations, and other officials or organizations which could be expected to have information concerning the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination on opportunities for DBEs, and efforts to establish a level playing field for the participation of DBEs. To comply with this requirement, we are seeking stakeholder input through surveys and public meetings.
The online surveys must be completed by June 18, 2018, and can be found by following this web link: https://www. surveymonkey.com/r/W6ZPJXX
The public input sessions are scheduled for May 21, 2018 for subcontractors and May 22, 2018 for prime contractors as indicated below. Make sure to RSVP/register by 3:00 pm on May 17th via the web links below.
MDOT-SHA DBE Program Listening Session
The Governor’s Coordinating Offices
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
RSVP/register by 3:00 pm on May 17th