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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Interested in applying for DBE certification or want to learn more?  Check out program information listed below.

Supportive Services​​​​​​

2016 Disparity Study

Georgia DOT has completed a comprehensive disparity study on the participation and utilization of minority and woman owned businesses that are ready, willing, and able to contract with Georgia DOT on its federal and state funded projects.

Disparity Study Executive Summary   Overview Presentation

2016 Disparity Study

​An overview of the 2016 Disparity Study.

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SSFP Business Help Center​​​​​​

SSFP Business Help Center

The Business Help Center is open to eligible GDOT certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, registered small businesses and veteran-owned small businesses. The Center provides training, consulting, targeted matchmaking, one-on-one assistance, and meeting space and computer access.

The business help center is open Monday through Friday and located at One West Court Square, suite 750 in Decatur.

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Supportive Services​​​​​​

Supportive Services

If your firm is already a Georgia Certified DBE and have questions related to your certification, need assistance identifying work with GDOT, need bonding assistance, or have other training needs please contact the GDOT Supportive Services Provider, Construction Estimating Institute at (404) 631-1273, email

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Notice  Transportation Funding Act 2015


2015 DBE Forum
Please view the presentation from the Transportation Funding Act 2015 DBE Forum held on October 26, 2015..

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DBE Resources & Info

Project Letting Forecast

Project Letting Forecast 



DBE Brochure


DBE ToolKit

DBE Toolkit
For Prime Contractors

Request for Listing

Request for Listing 

Request for Eligibility




Apply for Certification

MARTA Application

Firms located outside of Georgia and firms located in Fulton, DeKalb, or Clayton County must submit their applications through MARTA.

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GDOT Application

All other firms located in Georgia apply below.

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Notice  DBE Certification Letters

DBE firms no longer receive annual certification letters. The DBE Directory confirms the continued certification status of a firm, including the assigned NAICS work codes. Once a firm is certified it remains certified until and unless it is de-certified. Firms are still required to submit an "Affidavit of No Change" confirming its continued eligibility to participate in the DBE/ACDBE program every year on its anniversary. The certifying agency makes every effort to contact the firm through telephone, email, or US mail, only if the annual "Affidavit" is not received.


Apply for Certification

Application Description

Program Documents
Transportation Funding Act​​​​​​

Transportation Funding Act

Provides funding to improve Georgia's most critical transportation infrastructure.

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FTA DBE Goal FY 2016-18
2015 DBE Disparity Study
2012 DBE Disparity Study
Code of Federal Regulations Title 49: Part 26 Airport Concession
Code of Federal Regulations Title 49: Part 23 Airport Concession
DBE Participant Report Single Page
DBE Participant Report Double Page
GDOT Highway Construction DBE Availability Report
NAICS Code Search
DBE Plan

A DBE must always perform a commercially useful function (CUF). Evaluation of whether a DBE is performing a CUF on a particular contract will occur every time the DBE is listed to work on a contract. A business performs a CUF when it is:

  • Responsible for the execution of a distinct element of work in the contract.
  • Carrying out its obligation by actually performing, managing, and supervising the work involved.
  • Performing work that is normal for its business, services, and function.
  • Performing or exercising responsibility for at least 30 percent of the total contract with its own work force and is not further subcontracting a portion of the work that is greater than that expected to be subcontracted by normal industry practice.
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