The 8th annual 2018 Disadvantaged Business
Enterprise (DBE) Summit and Networking Symposium will be held on November 6 at Kellogg
Conference Hotel, Gallaudet University.
The summit is organized by District Department of Transportation
Office of Civil Rights and co-hosted by the D.C. Division of FHWA.
Many upcoming projects undertaken by District Department of
Transportation (DDOT) will be discussed at the summit. The summit will also
provide networking opportunities between DBE firms, civil engineering contractors
and project managers from DDOT.
According to an official
notice, the summit gives an opportunity to DDOT and Washington Metropolitan
Area Transit Authority (WMATA)-certified DBE firms and other small businesses
to learn about business opportunities that can receive federal assistance. “The
2018 Summit will include a focus on partnerships between prime and
sub-contractors and between DDOT and the private sector, and it will also
provide important information about insurance and other requirements for firms
doing business with DDOT,” states the official notice about the summit.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is a required condition by Congress for DDOT which makes it eligible to receive federal funds. BDE program supports individuals, minorities and women from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are into businesses like highway construction and design industries.
There’s no attendance fee for the summit. Contact Malcolm
Ewing at (202) 645-8627 /Malcolm.Ewing@dc.gov
for more information about the event.