Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program - 591-0351-20

Description of Agency

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is a federally required program designed to increase the participation of minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged business owners in federally funded road projects. It strives to remove barriers to entry and help disadvantaged firms develop the ability to compete in their industry. The DBE Program is administered by the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Office of Business Development (OBD) which expended $3.36 million in fiscal year 2019 and had 22 full-time employees as of April 7, 2020.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the sufficiency of OBD’s efforts to ensure that DBEs comply with certification requirements.

  2. To assess the effectiveness of OBD’s administration of the DBE Program.

  3. To assess the effectiveness of selected access controls over the Michigan Unified Certification Program (MUCP) System.

Timing

Estimated Release Date: Early 2021


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