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​Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services

The department has established a comprehensive and effective Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services (DBE/SS) Program.  The DBE/SS, through the DBE Support Services CenterOpens In A New Window, is intended to provide training, assistance, and services to DBE firms certified in the DBE program to facilitate their development into viable self-sufficient organizations capable of competing for, and performing on federally-assisted highway projects. The DBE/SS program will be designed to contribute to the growth and eventual self-sufficiency of certified DBE firms by providing assistance in the acquisition of skills and the identification of resources so that the firms can ultimately compete on an equal basis for contracts and subcontracts without the assistance of the DBE program.

The DBE Supportive Services Center support DBEs in a number of areas including, but not limited to:

    •  Bid Assistance
    • Business Planning
    • Computer Training
    • Overhead Rate Assistance
    • Engineering and Construction Management System (ECMS) Access
    • Construction Management

The DBE Supportive Services Center will provide all services free of charge via telephone, email, or one-on-one consultation.

For more information about the DBE Supportive Services Center contact ProRank Business Solutions, LLC by phone at 833.PENN.DBE (833.736.6323) or by email at or PennDOT's Bureau of Equal Opportunity by phone 717.787.5891 or email at