Minority contract confusion

Business Oregon works to clarify the changes in minority-contracting rules.

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Under a change in disadvantaged business enterprise rules, contractors will only receive minority-participation credit for work performed under the specific codes in which they are certified.

But contractors were confused by letters from Business Oregon that explained the change.

The change doesn’t mean that firms will lose their DBE status. But that’s the message contractors received in letters from Business Oregon, the state office responsible for certification.

ODOT officials now say at least one letter was incorrect, and that Business Oregon will be sending another to clear up the confusion.

Read the full story at the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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