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TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 481: Current Practices to Set and Monitor DBE Goals on Design-Build Projects and Other Alternative Project Delivery Methods synthesizes current practices and challenges that state departments of transportation (DOTs) face as they set and monitor the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program goals on design-build and other alternative delivery projects. This study focuses on key issues associated with DBE contract goals, including how requirements are established, how submissions are evaluated, how program compliance is monitored through the contracts, and what mechanisms are available to state DOTs for enforcement.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Current Practices to Set and Monitor DBE Goals on Design-Build Projects and Other Alternative Project Delivery Methods. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/22112.

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128 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-27191-2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/22112
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Front Matter i-viii
Report Contents 1-11
CHAPTER TWO Use of Alternative Delivery Methods by State Departments of Transportation 12-13
CHAPTER THREE Application of Traditional Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Contract Goals to Alternative Delivery Method Projects 14-22
CHAPTER FOUR New Approaches for Applying Disadvanteged Business Enterprise Contract Goals 23-36
CHAPTER FIVE Approaches to Applying Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals to Construction Manager at Risk and Construction Manager/General Contractor Methods 37-41
CHAPTER SIX Conclusions 42-43
GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ACRONYMS 44-45
REFERENCES 46-47
BIBLIOGRAPHY 48-51
APPENDIX A Structured Telephone Interview Guide for State Departments of Transportation 52-54
APPENDIX B Sample RFP Language for DBE Contract Goals for Design-Build (North Carolina Department of Transportation Design-Build Project from 2013) 55-64
APPENDIX C Sample DBE Plan Submitted by Proposer in Response to a Design-Build RFP (Texas Department of Transportation Design-Build Project from 2013) 65-78
APPENDIX D Sample DBE and Workforce/EEO Project Plans Submitted by Proposers in Response to a Design-Build RFP (The Louisville Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project, a Collaboration Between the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Indiana DOT) 79-89
APPENDIX E Virginia Department of Transportation Special Provisions Pertaining to DBE Program for Design-Build 90-102
APPENDIX F Minnesota DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Special Provisions for Design-Build Projects 103-132

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