Ohio.gov State Agencies  |  Online Services
Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Navigate Up
Sign In

Website Banner.jpg

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.​​​​

Opportunity Corridor Section 2 Project Matchmaker
The Ohio Department of Transportation will be hosting a Matchmaker event designed to provide DBE, MBE and EDGE certified subcontractors and sub-engineering consultants the chance to meet with prime contractors and engineering consultants. The goal will be to establish relationships for the upcoming design-build project, Opportunity Corridor Section 2 and other future ODOT road construction projects. This event will allow for meaningful networking opportunities including one-on-one meetings between contractors with an opportunity to showcase your company’s capability and capacity to work on heavy highway projects.
Must be DBE, MBE, or EDGE certified with the State of Ohio.  If you are not yet certified with the state and wish to do work on ODOT heavy highway road construction projects, please contact Deborah Green as soon as possible at 216-584-2003 or Deborah.Green@dot.state.oh.us

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 12 to 5 p.m.
Location: Bureau of Workers' Compensation
              4800 E 131st St. Garfield Hts. 44125

Registration is required, please register online at:

For information regarding the Section 2 Design-Build project schedule, estimated cost and work types click here.

Please contact Deborah Green at 216.584.2003 or Deborah.Green@dot.state.oh.us if you have questions or need additional information.

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

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: Morning Session 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Lorain County Community College
1005 Abbe Road N, Elyria, OH 44035
Desich Business & Entrepreneurship Center, Room 121

Registration is required, please register online at:

There will be two session available, you will only need to attend ONE of them. Registration is required, so please select either the Morning or Afternoon session for your company. More than one person from each company is welcome to attend, however you only need to submit one registration per company.
Please review the Required Supporting Documents Checklist prior to registering and bring copies of the documents to the workshop to complete your application.
Please make sure to review the DBE Certification Application and Personal Net Worth Statement before attending the workshop so that you are fully prepared and aware of what is required.
Get DBE certified and you are eligible to be reimbursed for software expenses, CPA fees, licensing and training fees.

Please contact Deborah Green at 216.584.2003 or Deborah.Green@dot.state.oh.us if you have questions or need additional information.

 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.