DBE Orientation & Training Services for NYSDOT

NYSDOT’s WorkSmartNY Supportive Services/DBE Orientation & Training Program is a key initiative of the Office of Diversity and Opportunity to provide training, information and guidance to minority, women and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses (DBEs) and help them procure work with NYSDOT.

Given the significant number of new transportation and infrastructure projects occurring throughout New York State, it is important that disadvantaged firms are able to effectively participate on these projects. The WorkSmartNY DBE Orientation and Training has been developed to enable these firms gain knowledge and understanding on finding NYSDOT procurement opportunities, understand processes and requirements of working with NYSDOT, make connections with prime contractors and successfully market their services.
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DEI is core to r6catalyst’s philosophy.  Through our Supplier Diversity, Training, DBE Supportive Services, Contract Compliance and MWDBE Certification Assistance Programs, we empower small, disadvantaged, minority, and women business owners with skill-building resources, comprehensive and customized evidence-based training programs, mentorship, networking opportunities and technical assistance. Our goal is to contribute to bridging societal racial inequities.

RECORD five-year, $32.8 billion 2022-23/2026-27 Transportation Capital Plan Projects funded through Federal and State sources.

Federal DBE Goals:

NYS Goals:

12.23% (FHWA)
6% (FTA)
7.2% (FAA)

6% (SDVOB)
12% (MBE)
18% (WBE)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Supportive Services

NYSDOT’s commitment to DBE firms is reflected by the majority of recent projects exceeding DBE participation goals.

Through the WorkSmartNY Program, small businesses are provided information, training and resources on doing business with NYSDOT and succeeding in New York’s growing transportation and infrastructure market.To this end, NYSDOT has engaged r6catalyst, a certified M/W/DBE management consulting firm that specializes in providing strategic consulting, training and assistance to diverse organizations. It is r6catalyst’s core mission is to help organizations evolve.


It is the mission of the New York State Department of Transportation to ensure our customers - those who live, work and travel in New York State - have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system.

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r6catalyst drives transformative results by delivering strategic business management consulting, coaching, marketing, and process improvements to substantially enhance an organization’s competitive positioning and operational excellence.