MS Department of Transportation
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
SJB Group, LLC (SJB) is the prime consultant for the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) in providing supportive services for its certified disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) firms throughout the state. This program is part of MDOT efforts to better enhance economic development through the growth and development of these businesses. The work helps identify and eliminate real or perceived barriers to DBE participation in and competition for construction contracts in the open market.
SJB and its people bring decades of real-world construction and business experience to the task. We strive to strengthen and to improve the DBE regarding technical matters and project management by energetic coordination of efforts from SJB and from our network.
SJB’s Construction Services Department provides project and technical assistance to improve estimating, bidding, scheduling and planning, analyzing job costs, negotiating, and project performance. In addition to the technical services, SJB also provides information for upcoming projects and lettings; publishes a newsletter that is sent to all certified DBE/WBE; assists the State with recruiting DBE/WBE for the State’s certification program; assists DBE/WBE in the certification process; and conducts Seminars on DBE-related topics statewide.
SJB has a full-time construction services’ staff member in the Jackson, MS office that is readily available to assist MDOT with on-site reviews of certified DBE/WBE and other tasks associated with the DBE program; and is available to DBE/WBE statewide.