DOT has released Official FAQs on DBE Program Regulations. These questions and answers provide guidance and information for compliance with the provisions under 49 CFR part 26. Like all guidance material, these questions and answers are not, in themselves, legally binding or mandatory, and do not constitute regulations.
If a firm has exceeded the size standard for the most specific available NAICS code for the type of work it does, is it appropriate for the firm to continue working in that type of work in a broader NAICS code? Section 26.71(n)
How do recipients determine the size of a firm that performs different types of work? Section 26.65(a)
After a firm loses eligibility for exceeding size limits, or an individual’s presumption of social and economic disadvantage is rebutted for exceeding the personal net worth cap, can the individual or business ever participate in the DBE program in the future? Section 26.65; 26.67(b);26.85(b)
What information may a UCP appropriately consider in determining whether a firm meets small business size standards based on gross receipts? Section 26.5, 26.65