December 31, 2015

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Civil Rights Office contracted with Tyler Construction Engineers, P.C. (TYLER) to provide DBE firms with management and technical supportive  services assistance statewide. This assistance is provided at no cost to TDOT’s DBE firms.   TYLER will host a variety of workshops, networking sessions and provide one-on-one assistance on an appointment basis. All seminars, workshops and meetings are open to certified TDOT DBEs, to those firms seeking TDOT DBE program certification, to TNUCP DBE-certified firms who hold (or are bidding on) TDOT contracts, and to prime contractors doing business with TDOT.​


The DBE-SS Program provides training and business assistance services to TDOT-certified DBEs. The benefit of DBEs participating in the activities of this program can help facilitate their development into viable, self-sufficient organizations capable of competing for, and performing on Federally-assisted highway projects.

​If you are interested in additional information on the services offered by the DBE-SS Program or if you are a Prime Contractor seeking quotes from certified DBE firms, please contact supportive services toll free 1.888.385.9022 or email at​

Services Available to DBEs

General Services 

New DBE Orientation
DBE Needs Assessments
How to Do Business with DOT
How to Do Business with Federal
​Bid Notifications
DBE Access Newsletter
Seminars and Workshops
Networking Opportunities
DBE Annual Meeting 

​Business Assistance

Business Plan Assistance
Accounting Training
Financial Analysis
Human Resource Training
Info-Tech Assistance
Loan Packaging Assistance
Bond Packaging Assistance
Marketing Plan Assistance

​Technical Assistance

Cost Estimating Training
Bid Preparation Methods
Project Scheduling
Contract Plans Reading
Construction Specifications Reading
Cash Flow Planning
Project Management
Project Cost Accounting

Business Development Program 

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) also contracted with TYLER to develop and administer TDOT’s newest effort, the Business Development Program. This is a voluntary program designed to evaluate and provide a structured process for DBEs to receive firm-specific training and guidance to assist in their growth and competitiveness within the transportation industry. The program will provide each DBE firm with a full detailed business operations assessment, structured one-on-one training based on their business assessment, and a host of other opportunities to increase their competitiveness in the construction industry. Firms who are interested in the Business Development Program must complete the Needs Assessment (required for all DBE firms seeking Supportive Service assistance) and must be construction services, engineering or a material supplier to the highway construction industry.

Services include:

Detailed Business Assessments
Management & Technical Training Action Plan
Strategic Marketing
Business Development Training
Accounting  Software System Customization  & Training
Leadership Development Coaching


Employee Manual Development
Spreadsheet Cost Estimating
Detailed Bid Proposal Training
Project Management Development
Teaming/ Joint-Venture Assistance



TYLER has more than a decade of experience encouraging and assisting small minority and women-owned business in the engineering and construction industry. TYLER dedicated itself on providing responsive, timely professional management and technical services to maximize small businesses’ long-term viability, competitive capacity, and profitability.

Victor C. Tyler, P.E.,  Cost & Pricing Expert / Lead A/E/C Management Consultant
Marshall TabbProgram Manager, Financial Specialist / Leadership Development
Curtis WebbStrategic Marketing Expert / Business Development
Ericka  L. Hayes, CPAStrategic Business Consultant / Business Plan Specialist
​Jay B. Mercer, E.A., QuickBooks Pro-advisor / Small Business Tax Specialist
Sandra T. WebbQuickBooks Pro-advisor Trainer / Certified Payroll Consultant
​Teresa C. Daniel, PHR, SHRM-CPHuman Resource Consultant / Leadership Development
Our consultants are ready and waiting to assist you with ANY question you have! Have a nagging HR question that has been on your mind? Want to set up a job cost accounting system for your company but don’t know the first step? Want to diversify your business but not sure which direction to take? Want to know the easiest and best ways to maximize your estimating and bidding resources? We are here for you! Call 1.888.385.9022.

Our consultants are a valuable resource with a vast range of knowledge and expertise.

  • Need advice on how to get your business to the next level?
  • Having trouble navigating the right way to diversify your company?
  • Need to change your sales strategy but not sure how?
  • You need additional training on bid estimating or project budget developing?
  • All at no cost to TDOT certified DBEs.

​The answers are at your fingertips with Consultants on Call. It’s that easy! Please contact supportive services toll free 1.888.385.9022 or email at​.

Links to Current Procurement Announcements

State of Tennessee Procurement
TDOT Construction Letting
TDOT Consultant Engineer-RFI
Federal Spending
Nashville International Airport
Memphis International Airport
Chattanooga Airport
McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville)Metro-Nashville Procurement
City of Memphis Purchasing
City of Chattanooga
City of Knoxville Purchasing  
Knox County TN Procurement
Shelby County TN Procurement
Hamilton County TN Solicitations
City of Clarksville TN Bids
City of Jackson TN Purchasing