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.