The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is designed to ensure that small minority and women-owned businesses are able to compete on an equal basis for contracting opportunities within the transportation industry.
 
Please take a few moments to complete the survey below in order to properly identify your areas of concern. 

If you have any additional questions or concerns, Feel free to contact Jackie des Bordes, Kenyatta Sparks, or Grace Chatman (SJB Group DBE Supportive Services) at 225-769-3400.

 

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* 1. Please enter your name.

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* 2. Are you the business owner?

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* 3. What is your company's name?

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* 4. What is your work phone number?

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* 5. What is your preferred email address to receive our email communications?

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* 6. Please enter your city.

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* 7. Please enter your two digit state abbreviation.

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* 8. How many full time jobs (35 hours or more per week) did your business have at the end of last year? Include yourself if you work full-time.

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* 9. How many part time jobs (less than 35 hours per week) did your business have at the end of last year? Include yourself if you work part time.

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* 10. Have you participated in LADOTD DBE Supportive Services in the past?

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* 11. If yes, please check all that apply:

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* 12. What is the NAICS Code that best represents your business? If you are unsure, you can use this keyword lookup tool.

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* 13. Has the legal formation of the business been established and is it appropriate?

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* 14. What is the legal structure of your business?

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* 15. Are the firm's current contracts available and appropriate for all active projects and agreements?

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* 16. Is the firm in compliance with all local, state, and federal business and legal requirements? (i.e. Secretary of State Business Registration, Business Licenses, Trade Licenses, etc.)?

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* 17. Does your firm have an active website?

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* 18. Does your firm have a marketing strategy and plan of action?

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* 19. Does your firm sufficiently participate in industry-specific and other networking opportunities?

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* 20. Does your firm hold memberships with industry-specific trade and/or professional organizations?

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* 21. Is your firm currently using the most appropriate and efficient accounting methods and system, including a computerized/online accounting tool?

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* 22. Is your firm currently utilizing a professional accountant or bookkeeping service?

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* 23. Does the firm currently have any outstanding federal/state tax or other financial obligations?

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* 24. Has the owner reviewed his/her credit report in the past 6 months?

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* 25. Does the owner have a sufficient credit score that supports basic funding requirements?

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* 26. Does the firm have adequate capital resources?

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* 27. Does the firm have sufficient cash flow to support operations?

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* 28. Are the firm's financial statements and records available?

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* 29. Are employee security measures in place and are issues quickly addressed?

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* 30. Are the company's safety requirements met?

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* 31. Does the firm have appropriate insurance coverage?

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* 32. Has your company had Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) training?

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* 33. Does the firm have a sufficient number of employees to effectively manage day-to-day operations and project deliverables?

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* 34. Does the firm have an up-to-date, accessible employee manual available?

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* 35. Are employee training needs being met?

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* 36. Does the firm have bid preparation procedures in place to develop competitive estimates?

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* 37. Has your firm bid on a LADOTD project as a prime in the last two years?

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* 38. Is your firm currently working on a LADOTD project?

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* 39. Is your firm currently using a technology-based platform (software) for estimating and cost analysis?

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* 40. Is your firm bonded?

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* 41. If yes, what is your current bonding capacity?

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* 42. Is your firm knowledgeable of LADOTD Inspection Procedures?

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* 43. Is your firm knowledgeable of Project Scheduling Procedures?

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* 44. Is your firm knowledgeable of LADOTD DBE Program Requirements?

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* 45. Is your firm knowledgeable of Work Zone Safety Requirements?

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* 46. Needs Assessment: Please select all areas of assistance needed.

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* 47. Please list or describe other needs that you would like addressed that were not previously listed.

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