Federal Contracting (Procurement)

Expanding DOT's DBE Program to Includes HUBZone & SDVOSB's

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The Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program

is the second-largest source of potential small business contract dollars. The DOT should

allow HUBZone and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned companies to be recognized in the

DBE program. This change would provide increased opportunities for HUBZone

businesses hire more employees from underserved communities and contribute to the

economic development of the nation's most economically challenged communities.

Additionally, the HUBZone Program includes a large portfolio of construction and

engineering companies that would become eligible to submit contract proposals if given

equal access to DBE opportunities.

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Idea No. 259