CARSON CITY – The Nevada Department of Transportation is offering a new feature on its website making it easier to find information about Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and for the businesses to provide detailed information about the goods and services they provide.
The agency’s Civil Rights Division unveiled the advanced search feature to simplify the process of identifying DBEs.
Users can log on and use the advanced search feature to locate DBE companies in several ways – by vendor name or description, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code or description, contact person, website, mailing address and more.
For more accurate results, visitors can use portions of keywords in their searches. For example, they can input “test” for testing, tester, tested, or “manuf” for manufacture, manufactured, manufacturing. This tool can help contractors looking for DBEs that provide specific goods and services.
DBE vendor companies are encouraged to submit comprehensive information about their offerings to NDOT’s Civil Rights and Contract Compliance Team. The information included in the DBE vendor listings can enhance their visibility and opportunities.
The federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program is aimed at equal opportunity in business. Funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the program helps businesses classified as small, woman-owned or disadvantaged to compete in a fair environment right alongside larger corporations.