Civil Rights Division
TDOT Supportive Services​
Small Business Development Program

​ The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Civil Rights Division 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 TNUCP’s DBE firms.

TYLER offers 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 TNUCP DBEs (or small businesses firms seeking DBE program certification), who hold (or are bidding on) TDOT contracts, and to prime contractors doing business with TDOT.​

Supportive Services

TDOT Small Business Development Program
DBE Newsletters
Training, Workshops & Seminars
other Interesting links

The DBE-SS Program provides training and business assistance services to TNUCP-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-Supportive Services 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 DBE Small Businesses

General ServicesBusiness AssistanceTechnical Assistance
DBE Program Orientation
Business Needs Assessments
How to Do Business with DOT
How to Do Business with Federal Government
​Bid Notifications Services
DBE Access Newsletter
Seminars and Workshops
Networking Opportunities
DBE Annual Meeting
Strategic Business/ Marketing Plan
Accounting Software Training
Financial Ratio Analysis
Human Resource Compliance Training
Employee Handbook Assistance
Loan Packaging Assistance
Bond Packaging Assistance
Marketing Plan Assistance
Leadership Development

Cost Estimating Training
Bid Preparation Methods
Project Scheduling
Contract Plans Reading
Construction Specifications Reading
Cash Flow Planning
Project Management
Job Cost Accounting
Cash Flow & Debt Management
Bidding Markup Rates

Small 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.

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​.

Sandra T. WebbQuickBooks Pro-advisor Trainer / Certified Payroll Consultant
Curtis WebbStrategic Marketing Expert / Business Development
Marshall TabbProgram Manager, Financial Specialist / Leadership Development
Victor C. Tyler, P.E.,  Cost & Pricing Expert / Principle Management Consultant
Marie Williams, Human Resource Consultant / Leadership Development
Jay B. Mercer, E.A., QuickBooks Pro-advisor / Small Business Tax Specialist
Teresa C. Daniel, PHR, SHRM-CPHuman Resource Consultant / Leadership Development
Ericka  L. Hayes, CPAStrategic Business Consultant / Business Planning Specialist

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