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Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Certification Event in Oklahoma City Aug. 30, RSVP Aug. 27

Monday, August 13, 2018

Aug. 13, 2018
PR #18-031

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division, along with the U.S. Small Business Administration, will present a free, three-hour outreach event for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises on Aug. 30.

This gathering is a valuable opportunity for DBE firms, the public, contractors, consultants, municipalities and anyone interested in opportunities to grow their firm and register as a DBE. The Program certifies businesses capable of performing services and/or providing products which can be credited toward DBE goals on federally assisted contracts.

The event will focus on the certification process for potential DBEs as well as certification with the Small Business Administration, as the two are similar and being certified with both is advantageous for firms. There will also be contracting and networking opportunities.

The event:
Thurs., Aug. 30
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Coles Garden
1415 N.E. 63rd, Oklahoma City

Stephanie Farris, SBA; Boney Cherian, ODOT DBE Reviewer; and La Tashia Thompson, ODOT Civil Rights Division Supportive Service Coordinator will discuss the benefits of Supportive Services which assists in answering questions regarding certification; provides technical training in areas of need such as estimating, plan reading, specification reading and business techniques; and assisting firms in getting through the ODOT contracting process and DBE certification process.

For more information about DBE firms and to review qualifications to become a DBE, visit under Doing Business or call the Civil Rights Division at 405-521-3186 or attend the event.

To register for the event, visit under Doing Business. An RSVP is requested by Mon., Aug. 27, due to limited seating. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, contact Melanie Solis at

(Editors and News Directors: For more information, call the ODOT Media and Public Relations Division at 405-521-6000.)

Last Modified on Oct 23, 2020
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