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DBE Program

U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program requirements must be met on Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) federally-funded design and construction projects.

Below are links to assist prime contractors or consultants for soliciting DBE firms, and for DBE firms or firms wishing to become DBE-certified.


Click on blocks below to reveal additional details on each DBE topic. Click the tabs above for different categories of information.

ITD’s DBE Program

  • Scroll down to learn more about the DBE Program, including ITD’s DBE Program Plan, information on becoming certified as a DBE in the State of Idaho, and more.

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The purpose of the DBE Program is to remove barriers and ensure nondiscrimination of Federally-eligible Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) in the award and administration of USDOT-assisted contracts in accordance with applicable law.

To qualify as a DBE, firms must:

  • Be existing, operational, and “for profit”
  • Operate independently; or, for subsidiaries, operate self-sufficiently
  • Meet the Federal definition of a “small business concern”

In addition, firm owners must:

  • Establish at least 51% real and substantial ownership
  • Possess the power and expertise to control the daily operations and management of the firm
  • Meet the Federal definition of “socially and economically disadvantaged”

The Idaho Transportation Department recognizes its responsibility to ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) have an equal opportunity to participate in the performance of USDOT-assisted contracts and subcontracts administered by ITD.

As part of its continuing effort to fulfill this responsibility, ITD follows a DBE Program Plan that reflects the requirements and guidance contained in 49 CFR 26. Additionally, this plan provides DBEs and other contractors with information on their responsibilities when it comes to USDOT-assisted contracts, as well as ITD’s implementation procedures.



The Idaho Transportation Department partners with the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide supportive services to Idaho certified DBEs.

The SBDC has offices throughout Idaho and can provide assistance to DBE businesses throughout.

ITD Diversity Tracking System Links (provided by B2GNow)

The system is designed to automate vendor reporting requirements, empowering vendors to maintain accurate contact information, and submit sub-contract payment details online. The Diversity Management System is accessible to all firms doing business with ITD.

  • Automated communication with contractors via email regarding compliance
  • Submission of contractor utilization reports online
  • Online verification of subcontractor payments
  • Automated tracking of contract goals and participation
  • Online ability to search for certified DBE firms using advanced keyword search capabilities
  • Streamlined online DBE certification application process
  • Online ability to search and view currently registered bidders
  • Streamlined online bidder’s registration process

Bids & Opportunities

To submit an Invitation to Bid for posting, please use the Invitations to Bid Form or by going to: https://apps.itd.idaho.gov/Apps/ocr/documents/InvitationsToBid.pdf

Prime contractors are encouraged to post their invitation to bid on this website when seeking DBEs for federal projects.

Invitations to Bid

Bid Due DateProject NameContractor NameProject Details Link(s)
January 30, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.Project A ConstructionTransportation Business Company• Link #1 to "Project A Construction - Bid Details"
• Link #2 to "More Project A Construction - Information"
February 29, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
March 31, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

DBEs, to submit a Notice of Interest, please use the DBEs Seeking Subcontracting Opportunities Form or by going to: https://apps.itd.idaho.gov/apps/ocr/documents/DBEs-Seeking.pdf

Current Projects Out for Bid

Bid Due DateProject NameDBE Firm NameAreas of Interest
February 1, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.Project B DevelopmentName of DBE Firm• Topic #1
• Topic #2
• Topic #3
March 1, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
May 1, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Open Ended Solicitations

DBE Firm NameNotice of Interest Links
Business #1 Company• Link to "Business #1 Company | Notice of Interest Details"
Company A Business• Link to "Company A Business | Notice of Interest Details"

DBE Capability Statements

DBE Firm NameDBE Contractor, Supplier, or ConsultantCapability Statement Link
D-CO Concrete, LLCDBE ContractorCapability Statement of D-CO Concrete, LLC
Burly Products.m.Supplier
Bionomics Environmental, Inc.Consultant

Through the online Bidder Registration’s process, ITD obtains a Bidders List of all prime and subcontractors bidding on USDOT-assisted contracts. A one-time registration is required from all bidders who seek to work on ITD projects. Afterwards, annual reminders are sent out to companies on the list to update the data fields as needed.


ITD’s Bidders List has the following information (49 CFR § 26.11(c)):

  • Firm Name
  • Firm Address
  • Firm’s Status as a DBE or Non-DBE
  • Age of the Firm
  • Annual Gross Receipts of the Firm
  • Owner’s race/gender
  • Business Type
  • Preferred Geographical Work areas

Bidders List Registration

Before registering on ITD’s Bidders List, first make sure you have a vendor account in the overall “B2GNow” data tracking system.

  • Go to the homepage at: https://itd.dbesystem.com and choose “Bidders List Registration”
    • To be on the safe side, search the database first to make sure you’re not already in the overall system.
      • B2GNow is used by many other states.
    • If you can’t “find” yourself on the list, you will need to create a vendor account for yourself.
      • Have information like your Federal Tax ID ready.

Once you have your vendor account, you’re ready to move forward with your user name (email address) and to log in with the password you created.

  • If you already have an vendor account, but can’t remember your password, you can always send yourself a one-time password reset email.
  • Once you are logged in, click past the welcoming page to your “dashboard”
  • What you want is “Start/Renew ITD Bidders List Registration”
    • You should be able to auto-fill much of the information from your overall vendor registration while you’re doing this.

Then you are all set!

  • You can go back to https://itd.dbesystem.com, choose “Bidders List” and search for yourself to confirm you are on the list.
  • Afterwards, whenever you are listed as a subcontractor or service provider on any ITD federally-funded contracts, you will be asked to go into this system to confirm that you have received the correct payments in a timely manner from the prime contractor who is using you.

Title VI & EEO

Title VI

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) does not and will not exclude from participation in or deny the benefits of its programs or activities; or subject anyone to discrimination or treat persons unfavorably based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, limited English proficiency or economic status. In addition, ITD will not retaliate against any person who complains of discrimination or who participates in an investigation of discrimination.

ITD is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives.

EEO Contractor Compliance

Contractors working on Federal-aid projects must assure nondiscrimination in all their programs and activities. ITD’s Office of Civil Rights Contract Compliance Officer helps contractors and sub-contractors with EEO compliance.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Form 1391/1392
Form 1391 is snapshot of your workforce and work opportunities in the month of July. The form collects demographic data on employees working for your company. The data is used to determine if and where training and hiring goals are applied on projects, so it’s critical that ITD receives accurate data in your submission.

More details to be added.

Tribal Ordinance - TERO

The Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO) requires that employers who are engaged in operating a business on reservations give employment preference to qualified Indians. ITD encourages you to contact the applicable TERO Office for further information or you can call the ITD Office of Civil Rights.

Tribes of Idaho and ITD Districts
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Kootenai Tribe
Pamela Rentz
TERO Director
PO Box 1269
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone: (208) 267-3519
Fax:(208) 267-2960
Email: prentz@kootenai.org
www.kootenai.org

Coeur d’Alene Tribe
Jim Nilson
TERO Compliance Officer
PO Box 408
Plummer, ID 83851-0408
Phone: (208) 686-6107
Fax: (208) 686-6216
Email: jnilson@cdatribe-nsn.gov
www.cdatribe-nsn.gov

Nez Perce Tribe
Melvin J. Wheeler
TERO Director
PO Box 365
Lapwai, ID 83540-0365
Phone: (208) 843-7363
Fax: (208) 843-7365
Email: melvinw@nezperce.org
www.nezperce.org

Shoshone-Bannock Tribe
Denell Broncho
TERO Director
PO Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83203
Phone: (208) 478-3847
Fax: (208) 478-3756
tero@sbtribes.com
www.shoshonebannocktribes.com/tero

Shoshone-Paiute Tribe
(Currently Vacant)
TERO Director
PO Box 219
Owyhee, NV 89832
Phone: (208) 759-3100 ext. 1234
Fax: (775) 757-2314
www.shopaitribes.org

ADA & Accommodation

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) & Accommodation

Accessibility Guidelines – A U.S. Access Board document containing scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to buildings and facilities by individuals with disabilities under the ADA.

ADA Standards – An online version of the U.S. Department of Justice’s 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design from the revised regulations for Titles II and III.

Assessment Form – ITD’s ADA Transition Plan Needs Assessment Form to assist those with jurisdiction over public rights-of-way in conducting a self-evaluation of ADA compliance.

Best Practices Guide (Link to be added) – A guidance document to ensure that good ideas, helpful information, and successful practices are recognized, recorded, and shared in the development of transition plans.

Best Practices Tool Kit – A technical assistance document designed to assist state and local officials to improve compliance with Title II of the ADA in their programs, services, activities, and facilities.

Draft Guidelines – A U.S. Access Board document specifying the draft guidelines for the design, construction, and alteration of facilities to ensure accessibility and usability by people with disabilities.

U.S. Access Board – A Federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.

U.S. Department of Justice – Federal agency that is required by the ADA to write regulations for formally implementing and enforcing accessibility standards for facilities subject to Titles II and III.

Reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • Printed materials in alternative formats
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Assisted listening devices
  • Website accessibility
  • PDF document conversion
  • Curb ramps
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS)
  • Sidewalk repairs

Reasonable accommodations can be for:

  • A one-time event
  • A limited duration
  • An ongoing period of time

Accessibility | Title VI | Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.

TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System

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Complaints

Discrimination Complaints

Complaints may be filed by any person who believes that he or she has been excluded from participation in, been denied the benefits of, or otherwise been subjected to discrimination under any Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) service, program or activity, and believes the discrimination is based upon disability.

Complaints will be accepted in writing only, must be signed, and may be filed with ITD’s Office of Civil Rights in Boise, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and/or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act (or latest occurrence).


Las quejas pueden haber sido votadas por el servicio, programa o actividad del Departamento de Transporte de Idaho (ITD), y la discriminación se basa en la discapacidad.

Las quejas solo se aceptarán por escrito, deberán firmarse y pueden presentarse ante la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ITD en Boise, el Departamento de Transporte de los EE. UU. (USDOT), la Administración Federal de Carreteras (FHWA) y / o la Administración Federal de Tránsito (FTA) dentro de los 180 días posteriores al supuesto acto discriminatorio (o la última vez que ocurrió).

Training

ITD provides statewide assistance to all businesses by offering free training and resources.

Trainings include in-house and statewide opportunities to meet with ITD and its sponsored business partners, such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and the Idaho Small Business Development Center, relative to performing on transportation projects or adhering to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) requirements.

ITD Civil Rights Training

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Oficina de Derechos Civiles

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Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA)

“En el Departamento de Transportación de Idaho, nos sentimos orgullosos de nuestra responsabilidad de ayudar a todas las personas, independientemente de su capacidad, en recibir acceso a facilidades y servicios. Nuestro compromiso es proporcionar respuestas exactas y a tiempo a todos nuestros clientes.”


ADA Coordinator
Office of Civil Rights
3311 W State St.
PO Box 7129 Boise, ID 83707-1129
Teléfono: (208) 334-8884 Fax: (208) 334-4187


Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles 1964
“En el esfuerzo de eliminar las conjeturas del cumplimiento del Título VI, el Departamento de Transportación de Idaho ofrece listas completas para, muestras de documentos de, y otra información pertinente sobre la aplicación de los programas del Título VI para asegurar que las Agencias Locales Públicas (LPAs) y otras agencias que reciben ayuda federal están trabajando activamente para prevenir la discriminación dentro su organización.”

La Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEO)
“Contratistas trabajando en proyectos que reciben ayuda federal deben asegurar conductas contra la discriminación en todos sus programas y actividades. El oficial de la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de Contratistas ayuda a los contratistas y subcontratistas a cumplir EEO. Por favor, visite nuestra página de contacto para la información más reciente de contactos.”

Empresas de Negocios Desventajados (DBE)
“El propósito del programa de DBE es para eliminar las barreras y asegurar que la no discriminación en DBE federales elegibles en la administración de contractos asociados con USDOT, de acuerdo con la ley aplicable.”
 
Certificación
Para calificar con la Desventaja Empresa de Negocios (DBE), las empresas deben:

  • Ser existente, operativo y con fines de lucro.
  • Operar de manera independiente, o, por subsidiarias, operar de manera autosuficiente
  • Cumplir con la definición federal de una pequeña empresa

Además, dueños de empresa deben:

  • Establecer la propiedad de al menos el 51% real y sustancial
  • Tener la capacidad y la experiencia para manejar las operaciones diarias de la empresa
  • Cumplir con la definición federal de “estar social y económicamente en una desventaja”

Administración
El Departamento de Transportación de Idaho reconoce su responsabilidad de garantizar que las Empresas de Negocios Desventajados tengan la misma oportunidad de participar en la ejecución de los contratos y subcontratos asistidos por USDOT y administrados por el departamento.
 
Como parte de su continuo esfuerzo por cumplir con esta responsabilidad, el Departamento de Transportación de Idaho sigue un plan de programa de Empresas de Negocios Desventajados (DBE) que refleje los requisitos y la guía que contiene el Código 49 de Regulaciones Federales (CFR) 26.

Contacts

Office of Civil Rights Staff
The Office of Civil Rights staff is comprised of three team members committed to serving as a point of reference for internal and external customers regarding Title VI and Title VII compliance and Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) program eligibility and certification.

Office of Civil Rights
Location: 3311 W State St., Boise, ID 83703
Mail Address: PO Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707-1129
Email: CivilRights@itd.idaho.gov

Russ Rivera
Civil Rights Program Manager
Phone: (208) 334-8884 | Fax: (208) 332-7812
Email: Russ.Rivera@itd.idaho.gov

Ester Ceja
DBE Program Coordinator
Phone: (208) 334-334-8567 | Fax: (208) 332-7812
Email: Ester.Ceja@itd.idaho.gov

Jasmine Platt
Contract Compliance Officer
Phone: (208) 334-8152 | Fax: (208) 332-8063
Email: Jasmine.Platt@itd.idaho.gov

TTY/TDD Users
Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System