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 DBE Program Information

collapse Document Category : Goal Setting - Overall ‎(3)
2017-2019 Highway DBE Goal FHWA Approval Letter.pdf2017-2019 Highway DBE Goal FHWA Approval Letter
2017-2019 Highway DBE Goal Methodology.pdf2017-2019 Highway DBE Goal Methodology
2017-2019 Transit DBE Goal and Methodology.pdf2017-2019 Transit DBE Goal and Methodology
collapse Document Category : Meetings ‎(1)
DBE Updates Meeting Slides 2017-10-02.pdfDBE Updates Meeting Slides 2017-10-02
collapse Document Category : Program Plan ‎(1)
DBE Program Plan.pdfDBE Program Plan

 Contractor & Consultant DBE Goal Resources

Contractors Good Faith Efforts Guidelines.pdfContractors Good Faith Efforts Guidelines153 KB
DBE Affirmation Form (PN013) - Projects Sold on or before August 30, 2018.docxDBE Affirmation Form (PN013) - Projects Sold on or before August 30, 201854 KB
DBE Affirmation Form (PN013) - Projects Sold on September 1, 2018 or thereafter.docxDBE Affirmation Form (PN013) - Projects Sold on September 1, 2018 or thereafter40 KB
DBE Final Affidavit of Payment.docxDBE Final Affidavit of Payment35 KB
DBE Good Faith Efforts Sanctions.pdfDBE Good Faith Efforts Sanctions184 KB
DBE Termination Form (PN013).docxDBE Termination Form (PN013)33 KB
DBE-Bids.BIN File – DBE Utilization Plan.aspxDBE-Bids.BIN File – DBE Utilization Plan2 KB
Good Faith Efforts Template - Consultant Services.docxGood Faith Efforts Template - Consultant Services26 KB
Good Faith Efforts Template - Contractor.docxGood Faith Efforts Template - Contractor26 KB
LPA Contractor’s Utilization Plan Form .aspxLPA Contractor’s Utilization Plan Form 2 KB
LPA's Bid Opening Date Form.aspxLPA's Bid Opening Date Form2 KB
NAICS to Worktype Walkway.xlsxNAICS to Worktype Walkway17 KB

 Materials & Supplies Vendor (MSV) Resources




​Click the above link to access a revised Notice to Industry regarding Counting Expenditures with DBE Materials and Supplies Vendors (MSVs) toward DBE Goals.


Click the above link to access a Notice to Industry regarding the requirement for firms to complete the FHWA-1391 form.


Notice to Industry
From the Ohio Department of Transportation 
Division of Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion
July 5, 2018
Attention Prime Contractors:
The FLSA does not allow for deductions for items which are considered to be primarily for the benefit or convenience of the employer.  *“Some examples of items which would be considered to be for the benefit or convenience of the employer are tools used in the employees work, damages to the employers property by the employee or any other individuals, financial losses due to clients/customers not paying bills, theft of the employers property by the employee or other individuals.  Employees may not be required to pay for any of the cost of such items if, by so doing, their wages would be reduced below the required minimum wage or overtime compensation.  This is true even if an economic loss suffered by the employer is due to the employees negligence.”
Deductions that are not allowable that the Department has recently addressed are for Cell phones or cell phone insurance, and vehicle damage caused by an employee driving an employers vehicle.
For purposes of this notice, minimum wage could also be considered the prevailing wage.
ODOT will evaluate deductions as such on a case by case basis as certified payroll are audited.
*Taken from USDOL Fact Sheet #16:  Deduction From Wages for Uniforms and Other Facilities Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
For questions or additional information, please contact Danette Shuler, Contractor Compliance Manager, Danette.Shuler@dot.ohio.gov / 513.933.6530


A recording of the Materials and Supplies Vendors (MSV) Informational Webinar​ held Tuesday, June 12, 2018 may be viewed at http://media.dot.state.oh.us/DOTMediasite/Play/32096ea3ffe14315be13a7c82fe2feac1d

Note: A version of Microsoft Silverlight must be installed in order to view the recording. This is a free download from Microsoft. Mac users can download Silverlight through Safari.​

Materials distributed to those who attended in person (Notice to Industry, Fact Sheet, Relevant Federal Regulations) are available in the Materials & Supplies Vendor (MSV) Resources section at the bottom left of this page.


Title:    Materials and Supplies Vendors (MSV) Informational Webinar

Date:    Tuesday, June 12, 2018   

Time:    10am – 12pm

Link:    http://media.dot.state.oh.us/DOTMediasite/Play/32096ea3ffe14315be13a7c82fe2feac1d

Note: A version of Microsoft Silverlight must be installed in order to view the live webcast and/or watch it later. This is a free download from Microsoft. Mac users can download Silverlight through Safari.


LPA Local-let DBE Utilization Plans
In order to comply with federal requirements, ODOT has implemented PN-013 which requires DBE commitments to be gathered at bid time for all LPA federally-funded contracts.  This requirement will become effective on October 1, 2016.  The proposal note to support this process is being included in the bidding templates and will be included in the project documentation when it is advertised. 

Please be advised that failure to comply with the requirements of the proposal note, including, but not limited to the submittal of DBE Utilization Plans at bid time, will result in the bid being rejected as nonresponsive. 
Should you have any further questions about these process changes, please contact Tom Yanka, Goal Attainment Manager, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, at thomas.yanka@dot.ohio.gov.

 Supportive Services Documents

Supportive Services Processes and Guidelines - Final 9.14.18.pdf
Supportive Services Application.aspx
Capacity Building Application Information.pdf
Mentor Protégé Application Information.pdf
Mentor Protege Program Document.pdf
Business Plan Resources.pdf