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Ohio Department of Transportation
2015-16 Disparity Study

 Disparity Study Documents

Relevant disparity study notes, presentations, and reports can be accessed below.
Final 2015-16 Disparity Study Report.pdfFinal 2015-16 Disparity Study Report
The disparity study began in February 2015, and focuses on contracts awarded between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2014.   It thoroughly examines a breadth of issues related to small and disadvantaged businesses, including contractor availability and utilization; training and education; access to capital, bonding and insurance; and procurement policies and practices, among other issues.  Additionally, this study will help ODOT establish its federally mandated DBE goals for the next three years. 
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Disparity Study Summary.pdfDisparity Study Summary
A one-page brief on the results of the study and how ODOT will use the information.
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ODOT DBE Waiver Request_041516.pdfODOT DBE Waiver Request_041516
ODOT's official request to USDOT for a waiver to implement a race-conscious goal pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Section 26.15, so that the State of Ohio may create stronger parity and expanded opportunities for small and disadvantaged business enterprises within the heavy highway construction and engineering industries.
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Waiver Request Summary.pdfWaiver Request Summary
A one-page brief on the key elements of the waiver request that ODOT submitted to USDOT on April 15, 2016.
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Issue Background+Achievements.pdfIssue Background+Achievements
A summary of the issues, events and actions that ODOT has addressed in its mission to increase diversity and inclusion opportunities for all stakeholders, including those seeking to do business with the department and those who seek employment with the department.
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