DBE Program Disparity Study Now Online

From WSDOT press release:

A study to determine whether WSDOTs contracting activities are fair and equitable for all is now available for review. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program disparity study analyzed information about local marketplace conditions for minority-owned and women-owned businesses and the degree to which WSDOT utilizes these businesses.

The study in its entirety and an executive summary are available online.

As a next step WSDOT will hold a series of public meetings to discuss the results of the study and receive comments on the overall DBE goal options contained within the study. The meetings will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at each of the following locations:

Tuesday June 18 – North Seattle

WSDOT NW Region Headquarters

Cafeteria Conference Room

15700 Dayton Ave. N

Shoreline WA 98133

Wednesday June 19 – Yakima

Selah Maintenance Facility

900 E Selah Road

Yakima WA 98901

 

Thursday June 20 – Spokane

WSDOT Eastern Region Headquarters

2714 N Mayfair St.

Spokane WA 99207

Tuesday June 25 – Vancouver

WSDOT SW Region Headquarters

11018 NE 51st Circle

Vancouver WA 98682

Wednesday June 26 – South Seattle

South Seattle Community College

Georgetown Campus

6737 Corson Ave. S

Seattle WA 98108

Thursday June 27 – Tacoma

Tacoma Small Business Incubator

1423 E 29th St.

Tacoma WA 98404

 

During these meetings WSDOT will also talk about the new Small Business Enterprise Program and its benefits eligibility and prime contractor requirements. Persons wanting to attend a meeting should reserve a spot by calling 888-259-9143 or emailing disparitystudy@wsdot.wa.gov.

A webinar has been scheduled for June 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for individuals who are unable to attend a meeting. Registration for this webinar is at: www1.gotomeeting.com/register/644078352.

Comments on the overall DBE goal options may also be submitted in writing to: disparitystudy@wsdot.wa.gov or mailed to:

Disparity Study

Washington State Department of Transportation

P.O. Box 47314

Olympia WA 98504-7314

For more information email disparitystudy@wsdot.wa.gov or call 888-259-9173.