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DBE Supportive Services

​The Tennessee Department of Transportation Civil Rights Office contracted with Tyler Construction Engineers, P.C. (TYLER) to administer the DBE Supportive Services (DBE-SS) Program to provide educational, technical and business assistance, and timely information regarding contracting and/or subcontracting opportunities to assist certified DBEs.

TYLER  has more than a decade of experience encouraging and assisting small minority and women-owned business in the engineering and construction industry. TYLER dedicated itself on providing responsive, timely professional management and technical services to maximize small businesses' long-term viability, competitive capacity, and profitability.


The DBE-SS Program provides training and business assistance services to TDOT-certified DBEs. The benefit of DBEs participating in the activities of this program can help facilitate their development into viable, self-sufficient organizations capable of competing for, and performing on Federally-assisted highway projects.

​If you are interested in additional information on the services offered by the DBE-SS Program or if you are a Prime Contractor seeking quotes from certified DBE firms, please contact supportive services toll free 1.888.385.9022 or email at DBE_Supportive_Services@tyler-engineers.com​.​

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Program Services Available to DBEs

General Services  
Business Assistance
Technical Assistance 

New DBE Orientation 

DBE Needs Assessments

How to Do Business with DOT/ State/ Federal

​Bid Notification 

DBE Fastrac Newsletter  

Seminars and Workshops  

Networking Opportunities 

DBE Annual Meeting

Business Plan Assistance

Accounting Training

Financial Analysis

Human Resource Training

Info-Tech Assistance    

Loan Packaging Assistance

Bond Packaging Assistance 

Marketing Plan Assistance​

Cost Estimating Training    

Bid Preparation Methods   

Project Scheduling      

Contract Plans & Specifications Reading  

Cash Flow Planning

Project Management 

Project Cost Accounting


​​Business Development Program  

This a voluntary program provides a select number of DBEs a very intense and structured business and technical assistance.  This assistance will be provide through live classroom group training and individualized one-on-one training at your office.

Services includes ....

  • Detailed Business Assessments
  • Management & Technical Training Action Plan
  • Strategic Marketing and Business Development Training
  • Accounting Software System Customization  & Training 
  • Leadership Development Coaching  
  • Employee Manual Development  
  • Spreadsheet Cost Estimating
  • Detailed Bid Proposal Training  
  • Project Management Development   
  • Teaming/ Joint-Venture Assistance ​

​​​If you are interested in additional information on the services offered by the DBE-SS Program or if you are a Prime Contractor seeking quotes from certified DBE firms, please contact supportive services toll free 1.888.385.9022 or email at DBE_Supportive_Services@tyler-engineers.com​.​


Supportive Services Consultants

​Victor C. Tyler, P.E.,  Cost & Pricing Expert / Lead A/E/C Management Consultant

 Marshall Tabb, Program Manager, Financial Specialist / Leadership Development 

​Curtis Webb, Strategic Marketing Expert / Business Development

​Ericka  L. Hayes, CPA, Strategic Business Consultant / Business Plan Specialist

​Jay B. Mercer, E.A., QuickBooks Pro-advisor / Small Business Tax Specialist

​Sandra T. Webb, QuickBooks Pro-advisor Trainer / Certified Payroll Consultant

​Teresa C. Daniel, PHR, Human Resource Consultant / Leadership Development

​Marie Y. Williams, Human Resource Consultant / Leadership Development