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Feedback Sought on Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal

June 30, 2022, 6:00 PM HST
* Updated June 30, 5:06 PM
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The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation is seeking comments on its proposed overall triennial goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation in contracts using federal funds.

Based on its revised methodology, HDOT is proposing a DBE goal of 17.26% for its Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-funded contracts for Federal Fiscal Year 2023 through FFY 2025. The proposed goal represents the portion of all FHWA-funded contract dollars that would go to DBEs absent the effects of discrimination.

The 17.26% overall goal for FHWA-funded contracts is comprised of two parts: 6.04% is projected to come from race-neutral initiatives, such as HDOT technical assistance and 11.22% is projected to come from use of DBE contract goals (i.e., race conscious measures).

HDOT will submit this new three-year goal to United States Department of Transportation for review and approval on Aug 1, .2022. The new goal will be effective Oct. 1. HDOT is requesting that all comments be received by July 29.

HDOT may refine this goal and the race-neutral and race-conscious projections, if necessary. Should HDOT determine that refinements are warranted, the revised DBE goal will be posted on HDOT’s Office of Civil Rights website at http://www.hidot.hawaii.gov/administration/ocr/dbe/.

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Comments on the proposed goal and methodology can be made at any time during the public comment period (June 30 to July 29). Provide comments through:

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Online at: https://forms.office.com/g/u62M6qg3S6

Email at [email protected]

Through regular mail to HDOT Office of Civil Rights, 200 Rodgers Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96819
All comments will be reviewed before submitting the preliminary DBE goals to USDOT.

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Document Locations
All documents related to the proposed goal and methodology will be available online at http://hidot.hawaii.gov/administration/ocr/dbe/. The documents will be reviewed on June 30, 2022 during normal business hours at the following location:
HDOT Office of Civil Rights
200 Rodgers Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Phone: 808-831-7912

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