As a certified DBE, and headquartered in Ohio you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for fees associated with an independent financial review or audit that is required for ODOT prequalification or to increase your firm’s prequalification amounts. DBE firms whose home state is not Ohio are not eligible for DBE Supportive Services through the Ohio Department of Transportation.
In order to request reimbursement for the fees associated with an independent financial review or audit required to become prequalified or to increase your firm’s prequalification amounts:
- A formal request on company letterhead must be sent to ODOT DBE Services Section.
- The request must include the reason for the financial audit or review and how prequalification or increasing your firm’s prequalification amounts will benefit your firm.
Additionally, the following must be submitted with the request:
• Letter of Engagement from accountant for a REVIEWED or AUDITED Financial Statement (this should offer the "scope of service")
• Letter from accountant detailing the cost to provide a REVIEWED or AUDITED Financial Statement.
You must obtain pre-approval to qualify for reimbursement. All requests for reimbursement must be received at least thirty (30) days prior to the audit/review being conducted, please see Supportive Services Guidelines
Please contact the DBE Supportive Services Section at 1-800-459-3778 for further information. You may email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Ohio Department of Transportation, DBE Supportive Services, 1980 West Broad Street, Mail Stop #4190 Columbus, Ohio 43223.