RALEIGH, NC (WMBF) - The North Carolina Department of Transportation conducted a Disparity Study of its Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).
The findings and recommendations of this study will be presented in public meetings, held by the department in Charlotte and Raleigh.
The department provided the following locations and times of those meetings:
• June 30, 2014 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the NCDOT Highway Building Board Room, 1 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
• July 2, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the NCDOT Transportation Management Center, 2327 Tipton Drive, Charlotte, NC 28206.
Collette Holt & Associates was hired by NCDOT to conduct the study. Researchers want to know if the department still has a reason to continue an M/WBE program. They also want to know if the contracting market is fair and equal to all parties involved.