Walbec Group

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

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Our family of companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers that actively recruit diverse workforces and offer positive and inclusive cultures for all team members. Collectively, we also recognize the importance of partnering with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contractors on various projects and are committed to supporting and growing the DBE community within Wisconsin.

The Walbec family of companies accepts quotes for work types Walbec might self-perform and will assist with questions regarding bonding, credit, insurance, equipment, and materials/supplies. We encourage all WisDOT subcontractors providing quotes to Walbec to utilize DBE trucking and DBE suppliers. 

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The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program started with the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, which set a national goal of allocating at least 10% of federal highway funds to disadvantaged small business enterprises. A subsequent act in 1987 included women. The goal of the DBE program is to increase participation of firms owned by disadvantaged individuals in federally-funded transportation projects. Within the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), the DBE program is overseen by the Office of Business Opportunity and Equity Compliance (OBOEC).

As part of its commitment to the DBE program, Walbec participates in and coordinates with WisDOT’s Mentor Protégé Program. The purpose of the Mentor-Protégé relationship is to enhance the capabilities of the protégé and to improve its ability to successfully compete for state and federal contracts. In addition to this formal Mentor Protégé Program, Walbec has mentored and assisted numerous DBE companies working to establish themselves in the industry.

In an effort to meet or exceed DBE project requirements, we notify DBE contractors early in the letting process so they are made aware of opportunities to provide quotes for available work items and are given direct points of contact for assistance. 


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