Biden, DOT Propose Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program updates

Julie Strupp, Construction Dive

The White House and DOT have proposed updates to regulations for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, which aims to prevent discrimination and remedy ongoing effects of past discrimination against small firms owned and controlled by disadvantaged individuals. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published on July 21.

The goal of the updates is to further level the playing field for disadvantaged businesses that want to compete for federal aviation, highway and transit contracts.


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