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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

This program ensures qualified small businesses can compete fairly for U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-assisted contracts. It was established in accordance with current DOT regulations.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program goals:

  • Ensure equal opportunity and prevent discrimination when awarding and administrating DOT-assisted contracts
  • Create fair competition in which DBEs can obtain DOT-assisted contracts
  • Ensure the DBE program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law
  • Ensure only firms that fully meet Code of Federal Regulations Title 49, Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs
  • Help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts and procurement activities
  • Assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE program

For all questions regarding the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, please call the Chickasaw Nation DBE team at (580) 272-5438 or email

You Provide


  • Minority-owned businesses are eligible for the Chickasaw Nation DBE program

Other Information

Online Resources
DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification

DBE Certification Directory

The Chickasaw Nation Goal Setting Methodology

The Chickasaw Nation DBE Program Plan

DBE Program Public Consultation

Service Area


This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

(580) 272-5438


Chickasaw Business Network
1009 N. Country Club Road
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 559-0805