Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
Hawaii Department of Transportation
200 Rodgers Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
The DBE program was established to ensure that firms owned by minorities, women and other socially and economically disadvantaged persons have an equal opportunity to participate in U.S. DOT-assisted projects. The goal of the program is to level the playing field on which DBEs may compete for contracts and subcontracts in the transportation industry.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) is a for-profit small business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more U. S. citizens or permanent residents who are both socially and economically disadvantaged.
The Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) granted HDOT the opportunity to implement a race neutral SBE pilot program through which HDOT encourages small businesses to become certified and participate in HDOT contracting opportunities.
HDOT has launched an SBE pilot program which includes SBE contract goals and set-asides for selected FHWA-funded professional services contracts valued under $2,000,000. For more information, click HERE.
Final Availability and Disparity Study (As of 3/25/2020):
- March 24, 2020 HDOT Availability and Disparity Study Final Executive Summary.
- March 24, 2020 HDOT Availability and Disparity Study Final Report.