Business Engagement and Compliance

The Business Engagement and Compliance Office (BECO) is now a Unit within the newly formed ADOT Employee and Business Development (EBD) Group.  The EBD group was created in January 2018 to integrate and emphasize ADOT’s efforts to coordinate and enhance training and development for its employees and external customers, like contractors,  small, women and minority-owned businesses.

The new EBD group is managed by Dr. Vivien Lattibeaudiere, who served as BECO Manager for the past 5 years. She continues to provide management, oversight and continuity for BECO's customers, programs and services. BECO remains intact to serve the needs of its current customers, who will benefit from collaborative training vehicles and opportunities available to ADOT employees.    
The Business Engagement and Compliance Office (BECO) continues to focus on ensuring that ADOT, its subrecipients, contractors and consultants achieve full compliance with all applicable federal regulations related to disadvantaged and small business inclusion, equal and fair employment opportunity in contracting and on-the-job training for women and minorities in the construction trades by facilitating these efforts:

  • ADOT's good faith efforts to meet overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goals;
  • Compliance with all applicable federal requirements;
  • Equal Employment Opportunity contractor compliance; and
  • On-the-Job Training contractor compliance to provide training and employment opportunities for women, minorities and economically disadvantaged individuals in the construction industry

Announcements and Updates

ADOT announces new proposed overall DBE goals for federally-funded contracts

ADOT’s 2018-2020 overall DBE goal of 9.55% for FHWA contracts has been approved by FHWA.

The final DBE Availability Study and FHWA DBE Goal Methodology upon which the goal was based in available for public viewing.

Visit the new Business Coach On Demand site to get the answers you need to work on ADOT projects!
Business Coach on Demand

For more information regarding DBE Supportive Services, email For information regarding ADOT's On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program, email


DBE Certification Annual Updates

DBE certifications do not expire. However, DBE-certified firms are required to submit an Annual Update every year to maintain certification.  Learn more about DBE annual updates.

Please note that all updates must be completed online, unless otherwise instructed by UCP members.

Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Project Update

ADOT announced Connect 202 Partners as the winner of  the P3 South Mountain project.

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Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.