* 1. Company Name (Optional):

* 2. Street, City, State, Zip Code (Optional):

* 3. Phone # (Optional):

* 4. Fax # (Optional):

* 5. E-mail (Optional):

* 6. Are you a currently certified DBE?

* 7. Are you certified in the state of Indiana?

* 8. Is Indiana your home state?

* 9. If you are a certified DBE, what type of work or services is your firm certified to provide?

* 10. Identify the type(s) of work you generally perform. Please check categories that apply:

* 11. Is your DBE firm pre-qualified to do work with INDOT?

* 12. How long has your company been in business?

* 13. How many people do you employ (not including yourself)?

* 14. How long have you been certified as a DBE?

* 15. Has INDOT been helpful in assisting you with INDOT contracting opportunities?

* 16. How do you believe INDOT can assist your firm in receiving more INDOT contracting opportunities?

* 17. Have you taken any educational or training courses directly related to the improvement of your DBE business, e.g. technical or management training?

* 18. What training?

* 19. Does your firm have a current business plan?

* 20. Does your firm have a current marketing plan?

* 21. Do you belong to any associations or attend meetings pertaining to your DBE business?

* 22. Have you bid as a subcontractor on an INDOT project within the past two years?

* 23. Have you bid as a prime contractor on an INDOT project within the past two years?

* 24. Have you partnered with or formed informal associations with other DBE firms to increase business opportunities?

* 25. Do you have an exclusive DBE participation arrangement with a prime contractor?

* 26. What do you believe are the major barriers in the transportation industry that prevent your firm from participating on INDOT projects?

* 27. How interested would you be in attending an INDOT-sponsored construction, consultant or professional services-related training course?

* 28. If you had an interest in general business related classes, what topics would you select?

* 29. If you wanted to take a training class(es) related directly to your work on INDOT projects, what topic(s) would you like to learn about?

* 30. What month(s) would be the best time for you to attend a training course? (Please check ALL boxes that apply.)

* 31. What day(s) of the week is best for you to attend a training course?

* 32. When would be the best time of day for you to take a training class?

* 33. What length of training course would you prefer?

* 34. Would you be willing to pay if you attended an INDOT-sponsored training course?

* 35. How much would you be willing to pay for an INDOT sponsored training course?

* 36. What have you done to help prepare your company for major INDOT projects, i.e. Ohio River Bridges Project, I-69, US 31, etc.?

* 37. Have you gotten work on any major INDOT projects, i.e. Ohio River Bridges Project, I-69, US 31, etc.?

* 38. If yes, what projects have you gotten work on?

* 39. What can INDOT do to assist your company in preparing for major projects?

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