Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program is all about securing equal
opportunity in business. Funded through the U.S. Department of
Transportation (U.S. DOT), the program helps businesses classified as
small, woman-owned or disadvantaged to compete in a fair environment
right alongside larger corporations.
The U.S. DOT recommends that
agencies such as NDOT conduct disparity studies to develop the information
needed to effectively operate the disadvantaged business enterprise
program. This analysis is referred to as a disparity study because it
examines whether there is a disparity between an agency's
utilization of minority- and women-owned firms and what would be
expected based on availability of minority- and women-owned
firms to perform this work.
The following disparity study
is presented to the public for reference.