The Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, a diverse workforce, and promotion of equitable business opportunities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
It is the mission of the Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development to ensure adherence to and compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity, Title VI, and Small and Disadvantaged Business Initiatives via program implementation and policy development. The Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development is responsible for ensuring that no person (in the Commonwealth of Kentucky) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination based on color, religion, race, national origin, or disability under any program administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Bidding Requirements and Conditions
All organizations and individuals bidding on Department projects and accepting subcontracts on Department projects must apply for and receive Department prequalification and possess a Certificate of Eligibility as provided in regulations published by the Department according to KRS Section 176.140.
Applicants seeking to apply for a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification and Airport Concession DBE certification may now do so through an online application portal known as DBE Online. The more convenient process increases efficiency for small businesses and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Applicants can submit all necessary paperwork online, eliminating the cost of printing and postage. The online application offers built-in quality control measures that detect if any required documents are missing prior to application submission. Your information will be saved as you complete the application. To pick up where you left off, simply enter your Federal Tax ID number. Click the button below to create your account and begin the application process.