ODOT presents Disadvantaged Business Enterprises & Contractors conference in Norman April 29
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation invites Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms, contractors, municipalities and members of the public to a free, one-day conference on April 29 themed “Obstacles are Opportunities.”
The conference will provide opportunities to network, hear updates from federal, state and local speakers and to learn the latest information about conducting business. Business owners interested in attending can view information, seek DBE certification and review qualifications to be a certified DBE firm by visiting www.odot.org and clicking Contract Compliance under the Business Center tab. A business can qualify as a DBE if it is at least 51 percent owned and managed by individuals who are socially or economically disadvantaged.
This year’s conference focuses on connecting firms to each other and to the resources available to them through the DBE program. During the conference participants will also hear updates from speakers with the Federal Highway Administration and the Association of General Contractors as well as Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz and keynote motivational speaker Tracy Spears.
Friday, April 29
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In-person training at the National Center for Employee Development conference center 2801 East SH-9 in Norman
For questions about the event or ODOT’s DBE program, call the ODOT Contract Compliance Division, formerly Civil Rights, at 405-521-3186.