Montana Department of Transportation

Civil Rights Information

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program encourages and supports the participation of companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts. It is a federally funded program administered by MDT. In order to participate in federally funded contracts under the DBE Program, companies must first be certified through the MDT DBE Program. MDT is the only DBE certifying agent in the state of Montana. The MDT DBE Program Specialists are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the MDT DBE Program, including certification, compliance of federal and state laws, DBE Supportive Services, etc.

Getting Certified

  • DBE Uniform Certification Online Application
  • Personal Net Worth Statement required with DBE Application
  • Request a DBE Uniform Certification Application be mailed to you

Once the application and supporting documentation is complete, you can create an EPass account to securely transfer the documents or mail to the following address:

Montana Department of Transportation
DBE Program Specialist
PO Box 201001
2701 Prospect
Helena, MT 59620-1001

Using a DBE Firm

  • DBE Quote Request – The DBE Quote Request is a service MDT provides that enables prime contractors to directly solicit bids for a specific project from every MDT certified DBE firm. The utilization of this resource by prime contractors, at least five days before the bid deadline, constitutes a single instance of Good Faith Effort in contacting DBE's to solicit bids/quotes.
  • DBE Directory *
  • DBE Locations Map

* The DBE Directory requires access via port 7782. If you have problems accessing the application, please contact your ISP and have them open port 7782.

Documenting Good Faith Efforts to Use a DBE

Prime Contractors are required to make, and document, all good faith efforts taken to utilize a DBE on a federally–funded MDT projects. This documentation is federally required, and subject to verification by MDT.

Contractor Payments to DBE Firms

Prime Contractors are required to submit documentation certifying their payments to any DBE subcontracting firm, on each contract, to the DBE Program.

Submit to:

Montana Department of Transportation
DBE Program
PO Box 201001
2701 Prospect
Helena, MT 59620-1001

Required documentation certifying final payment to DBE:

You can also create an EPass account to securely transfer the documents or mail to the following address:

Montana Department of Transportation
DBE Program
PO Box 201001
2701 Prospect
Helena, MT 59620-1001

Fax: 406-444-7243

DBE Program Information

DBE Supportive Services

The DBE Supportive Services Program provides business assistance to contribute to the growth and self–sufficiency of DBE companies in the highway industry. Services include business skill development and training, assistance with bonding/financing, and resources, to provide information and assistance. All highway–related DBE certified companies are eligible for these services.

  • DBE Newsletters
  • DBE Reimbursement Program
  • Form to request Business Development Reimbursement

DBE Annual Renewal

Certified DBE Firms are required to submit documentation to the DBE program annually to verify that they remain eligible for certification, and participation within the program.

  • Annual Certification Review

Questions or Comments?

Please contact us:

DBE Program Specialist
Certification & Recertification
406-444-6337
TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

DBE Program Specialist
Certification & Recertification
406-444-0841
TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

DBE Program Specialist
Supportive Services

800-883-5811 | 406-444-7287
TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

Civil Rights Bureau Chief
406-444-6042
TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

Montana Department of Transportation
DBE Program
PO Box 201001
2701 Prospect
Helena, MT 59620-1001