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Date Published: 2013-01-03

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Free Workshop Will Assist Firms with DBE Certification

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS – Companies looking to get certified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) are invited to attend a free workshop hosted by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Nevada Minority Supplier Development Council from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Minority Supplier Development Council Training Center, 1785 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 360. At the workshop, business owners will learn if their companies are eligible to be certified and participate as a DBE on federal, state and local projects, in addition to getting their questions answered, help in completing the application and information about the DBE requirements related to your company’s principal ownership, financial capacity, stock ownership, bonding capacity, on site visits, personal interviews, etc.

Once DBE certification is complete, companies will be able to compete for DBE participation on federally-assisted projects at NDOT, the Regional Transportation Commission (of Southern Nevada and of Washoe County), McCarran International Airport, Reno-Tahoe International Airport and local and private-sector firms. Space is limited, so RSVP to reserve your seat today. Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate physically handicapped persons desiring to attend the meeting. Requests for auxiliary aids or services to assist individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency should be made with as much advance notice as possible to Yvonne Schuman, NDOT’s Civil Rights Officer, by calling (702) 730-3301 or sending an e-mail to Yvonne Schuman's e-mail address.

Get Ready…  To get the DBE Certification Application, log on to NDOT's DBE Website.

Get Set…  Register to attend this important opportunity.

Go!  

-Get clear, uncomplicated instructions.

-Ask questions.

-Submit your application.

-Walk through the application.

-Add attachments.

-Get certified in a matter of weeks.

About the Facilitator  

Yvonne Schuman, Civil Rights Officer for the Nevada Department of Transportation, was appointed to this position in January 2012. She is responsible for overseeing the Contract Compliance Division, the Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE), the Title VI Program, the external Environmental Justice Program and the Americans with Disabilities Act for external sub-recipients. Yvonne is also on the Unified Certification Program Committee.

 About NDOT 

Established in 1917, the Nevada Department of Transportation is responsible for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of 5,400 miles of highway and more than 1,000 bridges comprising the state highway system. NDOT’s mission is to provide a better transportation system for Nevada through unified and dedicated efforts. The department is divided into three districts. The districts are responsible for supervising all state transportation activities within their local areas. NDOT’s headquarters is located in Carson City; district offices are in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko. NDOT is overseen by a seven-member directors’ board and run by senior staff. Visit NDOT's Website for more information.