DBE Program

COAST's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program demonstrates our continued commitment to the success of minority and women-owned businesses by promoting contracting opportunities to DBEs within transit.

COAST has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) 49 CFR Part 26. A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) is a for-profit small business where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations.

It is COAST's policy to ensure that DBEs have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in Department of Transportation (DOT)-assisted contracts.

It is also COAST's policy:

  • To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
  • To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
  • To ensure the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
  • To ensure that only firms that fully meet the eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
  • To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts; and
  • To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE Program.

We look forward to doing business with you.


Here are some important documents to consider:



NHDOT Uniform DBE Directory

COAST BID Protest Procedures