Welcome to the BOWD Center's DBE Development Portal

Welcome to the
BOWD Center's DBE Development Portal

  NEW CUSTOMERS: To register, you must be the owner of your business or a manager with broad operational awareness.

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A one-stop-shop for certified DBE firms across the state of Virginia!

With a strengthened commitment and investment in the Supportive Services Program, the DBE Development Portal was born. The program's existing successful practices, in combination with the introduction of the portal, give business owners the flexibility of accessing an abundance of training courses and additional supportive services when and where they are needed. Within the DBE Development Portal, businesses will be able to access courses through DBE University that align with their specific strengths and areas of opportunity.

It is highly recommended that the business owner, or a representative with an in-depth operational awareness of the business, complete all portions of the process. To get started, log in or register above. If this is your first time logging in, you will be directed to your Guided Introduction and Business Readiness Tool.

The VDOT Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) Center receives funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to implement the DBE Program and associated supportive services.

The primary purpose of the DBE program is to provide training, assistance and services to disadvantaged business enterprises to help these businesses grow, become self-sufficient, more competitive in pursuing federally funded contract opportunities, move into non-traditional areas of work, and compete in the marketplace.

Performance Metrics of
BOWD Center Programs

  • Increase the number of new DBEs
  • Increase the number of DBEs that become prime contractors
  • Increase number and value of DBE contracts on VDOT work
  • Increase number of successful contract completions by DBEs on VDOT work

How are we going to get there?
DBE Development Portal!

  • Personalized and structured workplan generated from the Business Readiness Tool
  • Extensive catalog of courses covering a wide range of topics and levels
  • 24/7 access to DBE University, the programs virtual campus containing web based training and webinars in a centralized location
  • Ability to register for instructor-led trainings spanning the state of Virginia
  • List of current and upcoming VDOT procurement opportunities
  • Technical Assistance