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Illinois Department of Transportation
Office of Business & Workforce Diversity
Small Business Enterprises

DBE Program Certification Application
and Related Documents

Attention DBE program applicants:

The following links will provide you with the three (3) documents that are necessary when applying for DBE certification. The IL UCP Certification Application and Work Category and Location Document can be completed electronically, however, the documents are not to be submitted electronically.

Send your completed (printed) application and supporting documentation to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Bureau of Small Business Enterprises, Attention: Certification Section, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Room 319, Springfield, IL 62764.


  • Prior to applying for certification, you should read the DBE program eligibility requirements as they appear in the federal regulations (49 CFR part 26).
  • Please note that on the anniversary date of your certification, you MUST submit a No Change Affidavit that meets the requirements of 49 CFR 26.83(j).
  • Please note that you MUST submit a Continued DBE Eligibility Affidavit – following every fourth (4th) No Change Affidavit submittal that meets the requirements of 49 CFR 26.83.
  • IDOT has supportive services consultants throughout the state that will assist you (at no charge) in completing your DBE application. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the consultant that covers your highway district:

Districts 1 - 3 (contract period 11/17/11 – 11/16/13)

Mr. Theo Joyner, Project Director
Ralph G. Moore & Associates
401 South LaSalle, Suite 1401
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312/419-7260
Fax: 312/419-1918

Districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (contract period 11/18/11 – 11/17/13)

Mr. Mark Vaughn, Project Director
Franklin & Vaughn, LLC
2220 South Route 157, Suite 200 E
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Phone: 618/614-3194
Fax: 888/675-4426

IDOT, through its supportive services consultants, offers workshops/sessions throughout the year that cover such topics as “How to Do Business with IDOT,” “Estimating & Bidding,” “Prime/Subcontractors Networking,” “Strategic Planning/Joint Ventures/Second Tier Subcontracting,” “Survey & Layout,” “Bonding/Financing/Credit Restoration,” “DBE Roundtable Discussion,” “Plan Review/Take Offs,” and “Project Management and Documentation.” Firms do not have to be DBE-certified to attend these workshops. If there is a topic for a workshop that your firm would find useful, but is not offered, please discuss with the appropriate consultant. For more information about the IDOT Supportive Services Program please click here.

The following documents are provided for your information:

IDOT DBE Policy Statement
IDOT Counting Provisions (trucking services)
Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR part 26):

For more information on IDOT’s DBE program, contact:
Office of Business & Workforce Diversity, Bureau of Small Business Enterprises at 217-782-5490.

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