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.
How do recipients determine whether a DBE prime contractor has met a contract goal?
Do the DBE Program and DBE contract goals apply to change orders in contracts?
If a DBE firm is certified after the execution of a prime contract, are there any circumstances in which its use on the contract can be counted toward DBE goals?
What requirements apply to recipients’ use of contract goals?
Do recipients apply post-award good faith efforts requirements to contracts on which there is no contract goal? Section 26.53(f)