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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program was created to provide a level playing field for small, minority- and women-owned companies wanting to do business with TxDOT and other agencies receiving federal funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Refer to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Forms page for additional documents relating to the DBE program.


Businesses interested in becoming certified as a DBE must complete and submit an application through the Texas Unified Certification Program (TUCP) to the appropriate certifying agency in Texas. Upon approval, these companies can be used to meet the DBE goals established for federally-funded contracts. The DBE Program is a federal program required by law.

Supportive Services

TxDOT is focused on increasing the number of DBE contractors participating on federally funded highway construction projects and in providing supportive services to assist these contractors. As part of this effort, the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) will be merged with the Texas Business Opportunity Development (TBOD) Program.

TxDOT is currently reviewing information from entities that will serve as TBOD hosts. For more information, please contact the program specialist at 512-416-4700.

Construction Contract Goals PDF
March 2015 March DBE / SBE Goals PDF
February 2015 Feb. DBE / SBE Goals PDF
January 2015 Jan. DBE / SBE Goals PDF
December 2014 Dec. DBE / SBE Goals PDF
November 2014 Nov. DBE / SBE Goals PDF
October 2014 Oct. DBE / SBE Goals PDF

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Federal Law mandates that all Local Governments or Entities that receive USDOT funds from non-conventionally let projects must sign a MOU with TxDOT allowing them to adopt TxDOT's federally approved DBE Program and comply with the Federal Regulations 49 CFR Part 26.

Rules and Regulations