It’s finally here! The Federal Highway Administration has released its new DBE Program Handbook on Alternative Contracting Methods. According to FHWA, this handbook is intended to be a practical tool for providing effective risk-based stewardship and oversight of the DBE program on program delivery and procurement methods beyond the traditional design bid-build model around which the governing regulations were primarily developed. The Handbook includes not only notable practices, but lessons learned, pitfalls to avoid, tips for enhancing compliance, and a list of helpful resources.
To view the handbook, click here.