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DBE Office Staff

Deborah M. Green, DBE Coordinator, (216) 584-2003

The DBE office initiates and coordinates outreach efforts including promoting certification and prequalification of DBE firms within District 12.  Meets with certified, newly certified and prospective DBE firms to promote available services (e.g. technical training, tuition reimbursement programs, formal education courses) and discuss eligibility for prequalification to bid on highway construction and local public agency projects.​​​​


 Upcoming Events


DBE Certification Workshop
​Thursday, July 31, 2014
Morning Session: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ohio Department of Transportation - District 12
5500 Transportation Blvd., Garfield Heights, Ohio

Registration is required

At this DBE Certification Workshop, certifying agents will be on-hand to guide applicants through the online application and receive the supporting documents. Our goal is to provide you the technical assistance to submit a complete application to speed your progress through the certification process.

Required Documentation Checklist

  • Personal Net Worth Statement
  • Taxes - Business (3 years) 
  • Taxes - Personal (3 years)
  • Financial Statement
  • Information on Affiliates
  • Business Structure Verification
  • Resume of Owner(s)

Get DBE certified and you are eligible to be reimbursed for software expenses, CPA fees, licensing and training fees. 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Matchmaker
Wednesday, August 6
1 to 4 p.m.

Bureau of Worker's Compensation
4800 East 131st Street
Garfield Heights, OH 44105

This event is designed to link prime contractors and DBE certified contractors together with the goal of establishing prime to subcontracting work relationships for upcoming projects including Opportunity Corridor and Lakefront West.

This event will allow for meaningful networking opportunities, one-on-one private meetings between contractors and an opportunity to showcase your company's capability and capacity.  In addition, there will be a chance to meet with agents onsite regarding bid and performance bonds as well as alternative lending.

Check out the work types for the Opportunity Corridor and Lakefront West here:
Work Types

Registration is required, please register online by Wednesday, July 30th at:

Please come prepared with the following information:
- Capability statement (several copies)
- Brochures or other showcasing materials (several copies)
- Services company provides and/or type of work your company performs
- Ability to showcase previous experience (projects)


 Becoming DBE Certified


 Capability Statement Tips & Tricks


 Public Meeting Documents


 Past Meeting Information

Public Meeting to Discuss Updating DBE Goals on Future Federally Funded ODOT Projects

Congresswomen Marcia Fudge and Governor John Kasich are joining forces to increase minority contracting and job opportunities on Ohio Department of Transportation projects in the city of Cleveland.

The proposed changes include giving ODOT the authority to establish DBE sub-goals on federally funded projects based on ethnicity to reflect the diverse contracting community of Greater Cleveland. The purpose of this hearing is to provide an opportunity for review and comment on ODOT’s proposed changes to the DBE goals and for citizens to provide feedback through written or recorded verbal comments.  This public hearing will be held in an open-house format with a formal presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by a verbal comment period.

Stay tuned for more information about these proposed changes.