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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com or mailed to:
Washington State Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 47314
Olympia WA 98504-7314
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-259-9173.