Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Small Enterprise Training (SET) Program
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has launched a Small Enterprise Training Program to facilitate increased participation in construction contracting opportunities by Oklahoma's small businesses.
SET will offer free training to Oklahoma-based companies which meet National Small Business Administration's size guidelines and are actively pursuing ODOT contracting opportunities.
SET's goal is to assist ODOT's certified Disadvantaged Businesses Enterprises (DBEs) and other small businesses currently involved in or interested in expanding their operations in the road construction industry. These workshops will help to increase the participant's business expertise and their capacity to acquire and perform contracts both in the public and private sector. The training program will include technical subjects such as bidding and estimating costs in addition to business skills like networking and using social media as an outreach tool.