DBE Supportive Services

Requesting Proposals to Provide Supportive Services for the VTrans Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Program

The State of Vermont, acting through the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), Office of Civil Rights & Labor Compliance is requesting proposals to provide supportive services for the VTrans Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Program. VTrans intends to select one or more contractors to perform one or more services as outlined in the attached Scope of Work.

For additional information and if interested in submitting a proposal, please click here.

Proposals will be accepted until 5:00pm on September 7, 3021. Proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF format to the VTrans Point of Contact, Colleen Montague at colleen.montague@vermont.gov. Proposals or unsolicited revisions submitted after this date and time will not be accepted and will be returned to the contractor.

All questions or requests for clarification related to this RFP shall be made in writing to the VTrans Point of Contact, Colleen Montague at colleen.montague@vermont.gov.

 

The VTrans DBE Supportive Services Program provides business assistance to assist DBEs to succeed. In addition to a business listing in the DBE Directory, DBEs can take advantage of business planning, marketing assistance, networking, and a variety of training opportunities.

Vermont Business Development Program (VBDP)

The VBDP helps DBE-certified businesses to develop and implement business plans and increase participation on VTrans federally funded projects. Businesses selected for the program receive one-on-one assistance to establish effective marketing strategies, projects, and goals.

Benefits to VBDP Participants

  • Assistance in identifying and contacting the appropriate business development resources.

  • One-on-one networking with VTrans staff and prime contractors. If you are interested in expanding your scope of work, we can help you contact the appropriate staff or primes.

  • Gain insight into your business needs through a comprehensive business assessment.

  • Write a business plan to take advantage of financing and bonding opportunities in a competitive business environment.

  • Link with a business coach to act as a sounding board for you business ideas.

  • Participate in networking opportunities through a series of brown bag lunches, featuring a series of resource people to strengthen your business.

Networking and Training

Training Calendars

Vermont Small Business Development Center

The Vermont Office of the Small Business Administration

CWE - Center for Women & Enterprise (Formally VT Women Buisness Center)

ACEC Meetings – the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) holds quarterly meetings with VTrans staff to discuss contracting and other issues. Meetings are posted on ACEC’s Calendar Page.