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DBE

MORPC's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program ensures nondiscrimination in the award and administration of US Department of Transportation-assisted contracts while meeting US Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements contained in 49 CFR 26.

The program is compliant with federal guidelines and sets goals in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation on a contract by contract basis using certified DBE firms. Eligible firms and prospective contractors must have a current DBE certification per US Department of Transportation requirements.

MORPC works with the Ohio Department of Transportation on a contract by contract basis to set goals for funds spent on contractors using certified DBE firms. Eligible firms must have a current DBE certification per US Department of Transportation requirements. See MORPC's DBE Program Policy Statement for more information.

Businesses qualified for MORPC's DBE program:

  • Businesses certified as DBEs by a DOT-authorized certification agency such as the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, the City of Dayton and the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
  • Businesses owned by members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups including but not limited to African-Americans, Hispanics, other minority groups and women
  • Businesses owned by US Citizens or permanent residents who have an individual net worth of less than $1.32 million
  • Businesses which meet size standards of the US Small Business Administration

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For more information contact Wilma Yoder at 614.233.4175.