Kentucky Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
The Kentucky Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program reaches out to businesses that have achieved DBE status with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and also helps pre-certified companies achieve such status. The Kentucky DBE Program Manager also works with firms seeking KYTC prequalification for work on the Ohio River Bridges Project.
The Louisville and Southern Indiana region is rich with small, minority- and women-owned businesses that may have opportunities to work on the Bridges Project. The Kentucky DBE Program presents the case for preparation to all DBE firms, offering support and a wide range of resources designed to help them become more competitive.
Ultimately, it is expected that helping businesses prepare for involvement on the Bridges Project will help them gain experience on current and future projects. DBEs, the Bridges Project and our region's economy stand to benefit from the success of these businesses. To that end, the Kentucky DBE Program seeks to expand participation on the Bridges Project and beyond.
From the KY DBE Program Manager
Businesses interested in DBE certification with KYTC should first review the
Uniform Certification Application to prepare for the process and its requirements.
Additionally, during the certification process, business owners should consult with
the Division of Construction Procurement to begin the required process of prequalification.
The Kentucky Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is committed to helping
the Ohio River Bridges Project exceed expectations for small, disadvantaged, minority-
and women-owned business participation.