Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Plan to Exclude Women-Owned Firms from DBE Program

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is moving forward with a proposal to exclude non-minority women-owned businesses from Washington's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program goals for federally-funded contracts.  

Elizabeth (Ellie) Perka
Ellie Perka, an attorney with Ahlers & Cressman, has written a detailed analysis of the DBE program, the steps leading up to this proposal, and the impacts of implementing the proposal.

Click here to read Ms. Perka's analysis. 
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