The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is conducting a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Disparity Study. The study will examine:

  • The utilization and availability of DBE
  • Race- and gender-based barriers to full and fair opportunities to compete for WSDOT’s prime contracts and subcontracts
  • The experiences of all types of firms with WSDOT’s DBE program and overall contracting policies

WSDOT will be hosting a series of study informational meetings to ensure opportunity for interested people across the state to participate in the study. These meetings will:

  • Provide an introduction to the Study team
  • Explain the legal and regulatory standards applicable to studies and the DBE program
  • Describe the study process and timeline for completion
  • Include information on how to provide further input


Tuesday, May 10, 2016
5:30 to 7:30 PM
WSDOT NW Region Headquarters, Cafeteria Conference Room
15700 Dayton Avenue North, Shoreline
Register Here

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
5:30 to 7:30 PM
WSDOT SW Region Headquarters
11018 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver
Register Here

Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:30 to 7:30 PM
South Seattle Community College, Georgetown Campus, C122
6737 Corson Avenue South, Seattle
Register Here

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
5:30 to 7:30 PM
WSDOT Pasco Maintainance Facility
1812 North 4th Avenue, Pasco
Register Here

Thursday, June 2, 2016
5:30 to 7:30 PM
WSDOT Eastern Region Headquarters
Spokane County Conference Room
2714 North Mayfair Street, Spokane
Register Here

For more information, contact Jackie Bayne, the study manager, at (360) 705-7084 or