Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)​ ​

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

Need Assistance?​​​

If you would like to talk to a representative, call the DBE Help Desk at (404) 631-1273​.​​​

2024 Virtual Listening Sessions

Georgia DOT is hosting a series of “virtual listening sessions” for DBEs, contractors, businesses, and partner organizations around the state. This is an opportunity for organizations to share their experiences with doing business with Georgia DOT and provide feedback on how we can best assist them in becoming engaged in GDOT business.

May 16

Sheraton Augusta
1069 Stevens Creek Rd.
Augusta, GA 30907
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation ​

​​ Georgia DOT held a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation teleconference for FAA-funded contracts/agreements on July 31, 2023. The conference provided information to stakeholders pertaining to projects occurring in federal fiscal years 2024 through ​2026. ​​​​

DBE Program & Goal (Aviation)​​​​​​


DBE Certification​​​​​​

​How Can I Become DBE Certified

Learn how to​ apply for DBE certification​.

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DBE Brochure​​​​​​

I'm Certified Now What?

Learn how to how to qualify to work for Georgia DOT.

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Application Description

Program Documents





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.