Small Business Program (SBP)
The Georgia Department of Transportation has implemented a Small Business Program (SBP) to increase opportunities for all small companies doing business with the Department.
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McGee Partners Receive SBP Cerificate
Georgia DOT Deputy Commissioner Todd Long and Equal Employmnet Opportunity Director Kimberly King presented McGee Partners with the first Small Business Program certificate.
L to R: Georgia DOT Deputy Commissioner Todd Long, McGee Partners representatives Jill Hodges, Tommy Crochet and Chris Marsengill; Georgia DOT EEO Director Kimberly King and Georgia DOT Small Business Program Manager Betty Mason.
SBP is implemented in accordance with the new section of Title 49, (49 CFR part 26.39) “Fostering Small Business Participation.” SBP promotes opportunities for eligible small businesses though the Department’s procurement of materials, professional and technical services, as well as transportation consultant and construction contracts. The goal of the SBP is to facilitate procurement and contract opportunities of a size and scope that can reasonably be performed by competing Small Businesses, including Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) as prime and subcontractors.
A SBP participant must fall within the definition of a Small Business as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), either in terms of the average number of employees over the past 12 months, or average annual receipts over the past three (3) years. Does your business meet the SBA definition? Click here to find out.
In addition to the SBA definition, a firm's average annual receipts cannot exceed $22.41 million, and still be seen as a small business.
Georgia DOT encourages Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) recipients to use small and disadvantaged businesses. Georgia DOT reminds each local government to report, at the end of the year, any DBE usage on LMIG contracts to your local District State Aid Coordinator . This information will be used to assist Georgia DOT in meeting the 2012-2015 Race Neutral DBE Goals.
Please carefully review the registration application instructions, tool, and links provided below, prior to submitting a SBP application. To aid in expediting the registration process, please use the SBA Determination tool , print your results, and attach it to your application. See SBA Size Determination result example.