Small Business Program (SBP)

  • MDOT, in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26, Section 26.39, has developed a race- and gender-neutral Small Business Program (SBP) to ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and SBP owned businesses have opportunities to participate on federally-assisted projects. 

    The SBP is designed to:

    • Increase the number of competitively awarded contracts to small businesses
    • Maximize contract opportunities
    • Promote the use of small businesses in MDOT contract opportunities

    DBE and SBP businesses in the program will be among a limited group of firms eligible to participate in selected federally-assisted contract opportunities set-aside by MDOT.

    Effective July 12, 2012, MDOT established a small business program for set-asides on selected federally-assisted construction contracts that have an estimated construction cost of $1,000,000 or less and consulting contracts that have an estimated consultant cost of $250,000 or less and have available certified and prequalified DBE and SBP firms to compete and perform work for each selected project within the geographical area of the project.


  • Criteria include:

    • Business must possess MDOT DBE or SBP certification.
    • Business must be small business as defined by SBA standards. Gross receipts must not exceed an annual average of $26.29 million over the firm’s previous three fiscal years.
    • Business owner(s) must have a personal net worth that does not exceed $1.32 million. Owner’s equity in primary residence and ownership interest in the firm are excluded from the net worth calculation. Personal Financial Statement 
    • Business must apply/register with MDOT to participate in the SBP.


Contact Us

  • Nick Sundberg, SBP Coordinator
    Michigan Department of Transportation
    Office of Business Development
    425 W. Ottawa Street, PO Box 30050
    Lansing, MI 48909
    517-335-6859 (fax)