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USDOT-OSDBU Mission 

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s (OSDBU) mission is to ensure Small Business policies and goals of the Secretary of Transportation are implemented in a fair, efficient and effective manner. OSDBU provides technical and financial assistance, including outreach and training services to the nation’s Small Business community in order to prepare them to compete and participate in federally funded contracts.
 

Role of OSDBU Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRCs)

In furthering this mission, the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) established USDOT’s Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRCs). There are 13 SBTRCs regionally located throughout the United States and its territories. The SBTRCs are established through openly competed cooperative agreements with eligible organizations. The SBTRCs work closely with the transportation contracting community and other technical assistance providers to serve small disadvantaged transportation businesses. Most of the businesses served are in the transportation construction industry. SBTRCs administer the USDOT Bonding Education Program (BEP), assist with identifying access to capital, and implement USDOT’s Women and Girls in Transportation program (WITI). Utilizing partnerships and industry expertise, SBTRCs provide business counseling that includes market research, training, certification, and procurement technical assistance. All services are provided free of charge.

SBTRC Services and Programs

SBTRCs provide an array of technical assistance and support services to build the capacity of Small and Disadvantaged Businesses, making the businesses more competitive when bidding on federally-funded contracts. Services include USDOT’s Bonding Education and Women and Girls In Transportation Programs. SBTRCs also provide: 

  •     Business Analyses
  •     Market Research and Procurement Assistance
  •     General Management & Technical Assistance
  •     Business Counseling & Coaching
  •     Regional Planning Committees
  •     Liaison between Prime Contractors and Sub-Contractors
  •     Outreach/Conference Participation
  •     Access to Capital and Surety Bond Assistance
  •     Women & Girls In Transportation Initiative (WITI)

Find The SBTRC In Your Region

The U.S. DOT establishes agreements with chambers of commerce, trade associations, educational institutions and other business organizations to serve as SBTRCs. To find out what is going on in your region, please click on the SBTRC that covers your region listed below:

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Eligible Small Businesses

  •     8(a) Firms
  •     Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
  •     Women Owned Small Business (WOB)
  •     Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HubZone)
  •     Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB)
  •     Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)

Washington D.C. Headquarters Contact Information 

Michelle Harris, Manager - michelle.harris@dot.gov

Steronica Mattocks, Program Analyst - steronica.mattocks@dot.gov

OSDBU Regional Assistance Division:

Address:
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
 
Phone:
(202) 366-1930
Updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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