WSDOT Seeks Public Input On Goal And Eligibility Changes
People will have an opportunity to comment on a proposed amendment to the disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goal for Washington State Department of Transportation projects that receive federal funding.
Construction projects built with federal funds must comply with federal laws and regulations concerning the use of certified minority- and women-owned DBE firms to complete a percentage of the work. Changes to the DBE participation goal are based on a recently completed disparity study.
WSDOT will gather input regarding the proposed goal at public meetings in Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma in January, as well as through a webinar and an online comment form.