Beginning next year, the Georgia Department of Transportation says it will make an effort to greatly enhance its efforts to encourage and assist small businesses in doing business with the Department and its consultants and contractors.
In conjunction with a new federal initiative designed to foster increased nationwide small business participation in government contracting, the Georgia DOT’s effort will promote opportunities for eligible small businesses though the Department’s procurement of materials and professional and technical services, as well as transportation consultant and construction contracts.
The goal of the program will be to facilitate procurement and prime contract and subcontract opportunities of a size and scope that can reasonably be performed by competing small businesses including Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, or DBE’s.
Additional information is available online at the Georgia Department of Transportation’s website via: http://www.dot.ga.gov/doingbusiness/SBP/Pages/default.aspx
The Georgia DOT says it encourages local governments receiving Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant, or LMIG, funding to use small and disadvantaged businesses and reminds local governments to report, at the end of the year, any DBE usage on LMIG contracts to the Department.