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The Division of Economic Opportunity (EOD) is responsible for maximizing contracting opportunities for disadvantaged businesses on INDOT contracts. Economic Opportunity performs all Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification services for the state of Indiana pursuant to its Unified Certification Program.
The division also assesses DBE-owned business utilization data and ensures compliance with EEO provisions as required by INDOT contract and federal law. Economic Opportunity also administers the agency’s compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related laws. Additionally, Economic Opportunity provides managerial and technical assistance to DBE firms.
The mission of EOD is to:
◾Maximize contracting opportunities for disadvantaged businesses by certifying qualifying firms as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
◾Monitor INDOT contracts for equal employment opportunity contract compliance with state and federal laws
◾Increase the number of journey-level women and minorities in Indiana’s construction industry through the OJT Program
◾Provide education about and ensure enforcement of state and federal civil rights laws