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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

Cleveland Lakefront West Project Matchmaker
ODOT will be hosting a Matchmaker event designed to provide interested prime contractors and subcontractors the chance to meet with the goal of establishing prime to subcontracting work relationships for the upcoming Cleveland Lakefront West Project. 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.

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Location: Bureau of Workers' Compensation
4800 E. 131st St., Garfield Hts. 44105

Prime contractors that will be in attendance include:
- Great Lakes Construction Company
- Kenmore Construction
- Kokosing Construction Company
- Terrance Construction

If you have experience and/or can perform any of the following work types for this project, please attend this valuable networking opportunity.
- Clearing & Grubbing
- Roadway Excavation & Embankment Construction
- Incidential Grading
- Soil Stabilization
- Temporary Soil Erosion & Sediment Control
- Aggregate Bases
- Flexible Paving
- Rigid Paving
- Pavement Planning, Milling, Scarification
- Sawing
- Structure Removal
- Level 1 Bridge
- Reinforcing Steel
- Stud Welding
- Structural Steel Painting
- Caissons/Drilled Shafts
- Structure Repairs
- Hydrodemolition
- Earth Retaining Structures
- Drainage (Culverts, Misc.)
- Guardrail/Attenuators
- Fence
- Misc. Concrete
- Maintenance of Traffic
- Waterproofing
- Signing
- Highway Lighting
- Traffic Signals - Standard
- Pavement Markings
- Landscaping
- Trucking
- Piling
-Sealing of Concrete Surfaces with Epoxy or Non-Epoxy Sealers

To register please click here. Deadline for registration is Monday, January 12, 2015.

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


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 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.