DOT Press Release: PUBLIC NOTICE ANNOUNCING PROPOSED THREE-YEAR GOAL FOR DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (DBEs)

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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is seeking comments on its proposed overall three-year goal for DBE participation in contracts using federal funds.

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

The overall target of 17.26% for FHWA-funded contracts is made up of two parts: 6.04% should come from race-neutral initiatives, such as HDOT technical assistance, and 11.22% should come from come from the use of DBE contract objectives (i.e. conscious measures).

HDOT will submit this new three-year goal to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) for review and approval on August 1, 2022. The new goal will be effective October 1, 2022. HDOT requests that all comments be received by July 29. , 2022.

HDOT can refine this lens and race-neutral and conscious projections, if needed. If HDOT determines that improvements 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/.

Comments on the proposed objective and methodology can be made at any time during the public comment period (June 30, 2022 to July 29, 2022). Provide feedback via:

All comments will be considered prior to submitting the draft DBE objectives to USDOT.

Document locations
All materials related to the proposed objective and methodology will be available online at http://hidot.hawaii.gov/administration/ocr/dbe/. Documents will be reviewed on June 30, 2022 during regular business hours at the following location:
HDOT Civil Rights Office
200 Rodgers Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Phone: (808) 831-7912

If you require attendant assistance/service or other accommodations due to a disability, contact Daniel Williams, DBE Program Supervisor at (808) 831-7914 or [email protected] as soon as possible. Requests made as soon as possible will allow sufficient time to respond to your request. Upon request, this notice is available in other formats such as large print, Braille or electronic copy.

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