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WSDOT Disparity Study Stakeholder Meeting

Washington State Department of Transportation LogoThe Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is conducting a disparity study to examine its contracting practices and review its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The disparity study seeks to determine whether minority- and women-owned firms have access to full and fair opportunities for WSDOT contracts and subcontracts, and if not, what types of remedies WSDOT should apply. The study will also review the current program.

As part of the study process, WSDOT invites you to participate in a group interview of stakeholders, such as minority and women business groups, trade organizations, chambers of commerce, community groups, and other interested organizations. These important sessions will provide an opportunity to relate your members’ experiences with doing business with WSDOT and its DBE program. Your insight and experiences will help to identify potential program improvements, increase collaboration, and promote economic growth for all elements of our community.

WSDOT has engaged Colette Holt & Associates (CHA), a nationally recognized firm that specializes in disparity studies and DBE programs, to conduct the session. This session will be facilitated by Colette Holt in conjunction with a local partner, Pacific Communications Consulting, Inc.

Sessions are by invitation only. Advance registration is required to attend. Sessions will be held in Seattle and Vancouver. Please follow the link below to register for the location of your choice.

October 24, Vancouver, Wash.

WSDOT SW Region Headquarters
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA
1:30–3:30 pm
Click here to register.

October 25, Seattle, Wash.

WSDOT Corson Facility
6431 Corson Avenue, Building 13
Seattle, WA 98108
2–4 pm
Click here to register.

Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact CHA at wsdot_study@mwbelaw.com or 855-692-3529 no later than one week prior to the session.

If you have any questions, you may also contact the Disparity Study Manager Jackie Bayne, BayneJ@wsdot.wa.gov or 360-705-7084.

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