To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
To create a level playing field on which DBE's can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
To ensure that the DBE program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBE's;
To help remove barriers to the participation of DBE's in DOT-assisted contracts; and
To assist in development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE Program.
All projects receiving federal funds
administered through Missouri State are subject to the rules of the Federal
regulations and DBE Program guideline parameters.
(In cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation and the MRCC)