Special Committee on Research and Innovation

AASHTO Liaison
Glenn Page, Associate Program Director, Project Delivery

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Good Faith Effort (GFE) Requests


The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is seeking information from other agencies’ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs regarding Good Faith Effort (GFE) requests. When available, please include web links or attachments to any resources that might further explain your state’s policies and practices. If you have any questions, please contact Madalena Maestri at madalena.maestri@dot.wi.gov.

1. What is your current overall annual DBE goal for FHWA?

a. Do you typically meet your overall annual goal?

2. What was the average amount of FHWA funding allocated for construction lets for the last 3 FFYs?

3. How many FHWA-funded construction contracts did you let annually based on your last three FFYs?

b. Number of lettings each year

c. Number of contracts per let including federal funds, on average?

d. Of the contracts let in the last 3 years, how many contracts were assigned DBE goals?

4. What is your ratio of approved good faith effort evaluation requests received compared to the number of good faith effort evaluation requests approved.

5. If readily available, please share the following documents:

a. Provision and/or Process for evaluating good faith effort evaluation

b. Procedure used by your state to allocate federal funds

6. Describe your strategies to ensure/promote DBE utilization on FHWA contracts.

Please provide contact information if you are willing to participate in a follow-up email or phone call.

Bureau, Section or Unit:
Phone number:
Email address:

Diane Gurtner
WisDOT Division of Budget and Strategic Initiatives
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, Wisconsin 53705
United States
Phone: United States
E-Mail Address: diane.gurtner@dot.wi.gov