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DBE Application and Prequalification

Applying for TDOT DBE Certification

DBE Applicants are encouraged to first review the DBE FAQs to better understand the program and see if they may qualify as a DBE. For DBE applicants whose business is located within Tennessee, complete and forward your application packet to one of the agencies listed on the TNUCP Partner List (second page of DBE FAQs)  that serve the area where your firm has its principal place of business. Out-of-state firms should complete the following application, sending it to the address listed on the form.

Prequalification Procedures for Contractors and Consultants

All contractors, DBEs and non-DBEs alike, must be prequalified before they may work on a TDOT contract. This is separate from DBE certification. Construction/non-consultant firms should complete the TDOT Prequalification Form for Contractors and consultants should complete the form found on the Consultant Information page.