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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Civil Rights Division contracted with Tyler Construction Engineers, P.C. (TYLER) to operate the TDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Supportive Services (DBESS) and the Business Development Programs.
Under this new contract TYLER will provide management and technical assistance to support DBE firm capacity, business growth, and profitability. This assistance is provided at no cost to US DOT DBE firms. 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.
The DBE Supportive Service Program offers a variety of workshops, networking sessions and one-on-one business assistance to firms on an appointment basis. All seminars, workshops and meetings are open to certified US DOT DBEs or small businesses firms seeking US DOT DBE program certification, as well as to prime contractors doing business with TDOT.
If you are interested in additional information on the services offered by the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) also contracted with TYLER to develop and administer TDOT’s newest effort, the DBE Business Development Program, whiuch will focus on Project-Based Business Education and Mentoring of DBE firm owners.
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 construction industry. DBE firms, with specific offering in the highway, bridge and infrastructure work areas will be assessed and provided consultative services by subject matter experts in highway construction, engineering, accounting, financial management, strategic marketing, human resources, and business management and a host of other opportunities to increase firm competitiveness in the construction industry.
Firms who are interested in this intensive Project-based Business Education & Mentoring Program must complete an Intake and Business Needs Assessment Form (required for all firms seeking program assistance) and must provide specific construction services, engineering-design, consultant, or a material supplier in the construction industry.