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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.


In 2011 the USDOT enacted a rule change (49 CFR 26.83) that requires, once a firm is certified it shall remain certified until and unless it is de-certified. As a result, DBE/ ACDBE certification letters do not contain an expiration date. An “Affidavit of No Change” confirming that the firm is still eligible to participate in the DBE/ACDBE program is required every year on the anniversary. Firms no longer receive annual certification letters. The DBE Directory confirms the continued certification status of a firm including the assigned NAICS work codes. A copy of a printout from the DBE Directory should be sufficient proof of a firm’s certification.

Applications & Certifications

Program Information 





 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 DBEs

    More Information

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


     Disparity Study


    Contractor2012 Disparity Study

    The 2012 Disparity Study analyzes the participation of Minority (MBE) / Women-Owned (WBE) firms, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) in GDOT's construction and engineering contracts from 2009 through June 2011.

    Final Report 




    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 website



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    2013 DBE Supportive Services Conference

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