Business and Workforce Diversity
Small Business Enterprises
Supportive Services Program
The Bureau of Small Business Enterprises administers the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and ensures that external Equal Employment Opportunity, On-the-Job Training, and Labor contract requirements are met. The goal of IDOT’s Supportive Services program is to provide assistance that fosters opportunities for DBE firms and minority and female individuals to participate in IDOT’s transportation-related contracts.
2014 IDOT Supportive Services Consultants
The following consultants have contracts to provide
management and technical supportive services assistance.
These services are provided at no charge to IDOT’s DBE firms, to those firms seeking IDOT DBE program certification, to IL UCP
DBE-certified firms who have an IDOT contract, and to prime contractors
doing business with IDOT.
IDOT, through its supportive
services consultants, offers workshops/sessions throughout the year that
cover such topics as “How to Do Business with IDOT,” “Estimating &
Bidding,” “Prime/Subcontractors Networking,” “Strategic Planning/Joint
Ventures/Second Tier Subcontracting,” “Survey & Layout,”
“Bonding/Financing/Credit Restoration,” “DBE Roundtable Discussion,”
“Plan Review/Take Offs,” and “Project Management and Documentation.”
Firms do not have to be DBE-certified to attend these workshops. If
there is a topic for a workshop that your firm would find useful, but is
not offered, please discuss with the appropriate consultant. IDOT’s 2014 workshops are listed below under the applicable district
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the supportive services assistance that IDOT offers, please contact the Bureau of Small Business Enterprises at (217) 785-5947.
- Assistance with cash flow, bonding and financing, payments, obtaining
work and equipment / other resources, preparation of business plans,
computer technology, certification / prequalification application
assistance, assessment / development / improvement of management, accounting and computer systems,
assistance with loan package preparation, development of web site /
marketing materials / safety plans, and IDOT DBE workshops.
Districts 1, 2, 3
Mr. Theo Joyner, Project Director
Ralph G. Moore & Associates
401 South LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60605
Districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mr. Mark Vaughn, Project Director
Franklin & Vaughn, LLC
2220 South Route 157, Suite 200 E
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
– Training and assistance in estimating, bidding, negotiations,
technical tasks, reading specifications and plans, developing production
schedules, preparing required reporting forms and documentation,
reviewing IDOT contract-related documents / reports, assistance with
IDOT project site inspections / meetings and contract troubleshooting,
and IDOT DBE workshops.
Districts 1, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mr. Dave Clark, Project Director
ESI Consultants, Ltd.
753 Windsor Road
Charleston, IL 61920
ESI Consultants, Ltd. District 1 Lead Contact Person:
208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1705
Chicago, IL 60604
Resource information provided by ESI Consultants, Ltd.:
Contractor Force Account Spreadsheet(Blank)
IDOT Website Letting Guide;
“Estimating & Bidding” PowerPoint presentation (March
“Getting Paid” PowerPoint presentation (March 31, 2011;
Force Account PowerPoint presentation (March 31, 2011);
Bidding & Estimating Spreadsheet;
Daily Work Sheet (The daily worksheet is something that can be used to track daily activities. After saving the file, the firm should put their company name on it. It can be adjusted to the firm however necessary, it is just a sample.)
Districts 2, 3
Ms. Minal Hahm, Project Director
M Squared Engineering, LLC
W62N215 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Calvin Williams, President
Construction Consulting Services Incorporated
5261 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60644
Mr. Rich Nowack, Project Director
Quigg Engineering Inc.
2000 South Main Street, Suite A
Jacksonville, IL 62650