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Resources Near You: Small Business Transportation Resource Centers

Our Role

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) established the Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRCs) through a network of grantees across the country. The SBTRCs work closely with the transportation contracting community and other technical assistance providers to serve small disadvantaged transportation businesses.

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 to build the capacity of Small and Disadvantaged Businesses, making the businesses more competitive when bidding on DOT procurement opportunities and federally-funded contracts. Services include the following: 

  •     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
  •     Capital Access and Surety Bond Assistance
  •     Women & Girls In Transportation Initiative (WITI)

Eligible Small Businesses

  •     Small business concerns
  •     Small Disadvantaged Businesses, including firms in the 8(a) Business Development program
  •     Women Owned Small Business (WOB)
  •     Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HubZone)
  •     Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB)
  •     Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  •     Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

Find The SBTRC In Your Region

To find out the SBTRC that serves your state, please click on the SBTRC that covers your region from the list below:

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Washington D.C. Headquarters Contact Information 

OSDBU Regional Assistance Division

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

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

Updated: Monday, April 16, 2018
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