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​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:                                                                                      New DBE Orientation    -   How To Business With DOT   -   DBE Needs Assessments Survey    Bid Notification Assistance     -     DBE Fastrac Newsletter   -  Seminars and Workshops       Networking Opportunities    -  DBE Annual Meeting                                                                      

​Fundamental Business Assistance:

Business Plan Preparation    -   Accounting Training    -    Financial Analysis   -     Human Resource Assistance    -     Hardware and Software Selection Assistance    -    Bond and Loan Packaging Assistance  -   Marketing Plan Assistance  

Technical Assistance:                                                                               Cost Estimating Training    -   Bid Preparation Methods    -   Project Scheduling Assistance     -  Contract Plans & Specifications Reading    -     Project Cash Flow Planning  

​Business Development Program:

Detailed Business Assessments     -    Strategic Marketing and Business Development Training -   Accounting System Customization    -    Leadership Development Training    -  Coaching   -   Employee Manual Development   -    Cost Estimating & Bid Proposal Training    -    Project Management Development    -  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​.​