GDOT Header Image

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

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

DBE Supportive Services

Help Desk: (404) 631-1273

GDOT’s Supportive Services vendor is currently MH Miles Company. The staff at MH Miles provides help to certified DBEs in the areas including, but not limited to, the following:

Read More

Project Letting Forecast

Project Letting Forecast 





DBE ToolKit

DBE Toolkit
For Prime Contractors

Request for Listing

Request for Listing

Request for Eligibility







New DBE Certification

Commissioner's Memo to Contractors

Certification Status

Annual Affidavit Update






 Supportive Services


This program provides training and consulting services to GDOT certified DBEs to assist with obtaining the skills and experience necessary to compete for federally assisted GDOT contracts. View Available Services for Certified DBEsThis link will direct you to a non-GDOT website.This link will direct you to a non-GDOT website.

    More Information

    If you have questions concerning Supportive Services, please contact Anthony Miles at (404) 631-1273 or

    2013 DBE Supportive Services Conference

    Check out the presentations and photos from the DBE conference held on September 10.



     DBE Plan


     Commercially Useful Function (CUF)


    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.



    Are my taxes and other personal information secure?

    Are there other resources available to DBEs? Where can I receive technical assistance?

    Can I use the DBE application form to apply for airport concession as well?

    Do I have appeal rights if I am denied DBE certification?

    Do you have a separate WBE/MBE Program?

    Does a firm's DBE certification guarantee that it will be awarded contracts?

    Does certification guarantee that I will receive a state contract?

    Does my firm have to be certified as a DBE to do business with Georgia DOT?

    How do I become certified?

    How does DBE certification help my firm get Georgia DOT business?

    How long does it take to become certified?

    I’m DBE certified in my home state. Do I need to complete a new application for Georgia?

    Is there a cost to become DBE certified?

    Should I apply for DBE certification?

    What are the criteria for DBE certification?

    What does the certification process involve?

    What is the Georgia Unified Certification Program?

    What is the mission of the Georgia DBE Program?

    What is the purpose of an “On-site Visit”?

    What is the threshold for personal net worth?

    When filling out the PFS, should I include my primary residence even though it is excluded from the net worth calculations?

    Where can I get a copy of the directory of certified businesses?

    Where can I locate the Federal DBE Regulations?

    Where do I find more information about becoming a Georgia DOT certified DBE?

    Where do I mail the application?

    Where do I obtain an application?

    Which business owner should fill out the Personal Financial Statement (PFS)?

    Why is it required to have an on-site evaluation of my business?

    Will the certification application be processed if all answers are not provided?

    Will the GDOT/UCP DBE certification be accepted by other agencies?


    Contact Information

    Questions and comments regarding the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program can be submitted to the following:  

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    (7th Floor)
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    (404) 631-1972 | (404) 631-1943 Fax
    View Contact Directory

    Uniform Certification Program Partner
    Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
    2424 Piedmont Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
    (404) 848-5270 | (404) 848-4302 Fax
    View MARTA websiteThis link will direct you to a non-GDOT website.This link will direct you to a non-GDOT website.