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Small Business Resources and DBE Program Certification Guidance Updates SA

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



DBE Program Updates and Small Business Resources

Hear from the Experts:

  • Willis Morris, Director Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, US DOT
  • Marc Pentino, Associate Director of DBE Program, US DOT Office of Civil Rights
  • Thomas A. Stith III, District Director, North Carolina District Office, US Small Business Administration
  • Tiffany Spraggins-Payne, Project Director, Mid-Atlantic SBTRC

Event Details:

  • DATE:  Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • TIME:  2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION:  Online Webinar Presentation

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For more information, contact: or 202-366-1930.


Event Summary:

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has a workforce of more than 55,000 employees worldwide in its 10 Operating Administrations (OA). These OAs have independent procurement authority and missions and procure approximately $6.5 billion a year in goods and services. DOT works continuously to ensure that small businesses are included in those annual procurement numbers.

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) mission is to ensure that small business concerns have maximum practicable opportunities to participate in DOT procurement opportunities as prime contractors and subcontractors. The (OSDBU) established the Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRCs) through a network of grantees across the country. SBTRCs provide various technical assistance needs to build the capacity of small and disadvantaged businesses. They help businesses maintain their competitiveness when bidding on DOT procurement opportunities and federally-funded contracts.

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) in collaboration with the Departmental Office of Civil Rights (DOCR) and OSDBU’s South Atlantic Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) will host a webinar to provide small businesses nationwide an opportunity to hear about recent Disadvantaged Business enterprise (DBE) program certification guidance and programs to assist them mitigate the impact of COVID19 pandemic. This webinar will be on May 21st at 2:00PM EST.


May 21
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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South Atlantic Region SBTRC
(919) 956-2331