NJDOT has determined its annual DBE goal for Federal Fiscal Years 2020 through 2022 as 13.23% of the total federal financial assistance NJDOT will expend on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) contracts.

The “Bridge to Success” Supportive Services Program (SSP) is designed to create a level playing field for DBEs and assist them secure projects in the growing construction infrastructure industry.

This program is developed and managed by r6catalyst, under direction from NJDOT’s Division of Civil Rights and Affirmative Action Disadvantaged and Small Business Program Unit.

Being successful in business, and especially in the construction industry, requires a unique set of skills. The SSP provides:

  • Free business and technical training
    • 21 classroom training sessions.
    • Training on Strategy, Business Planning, Marketing, Organizational Development and HR, Procurement, Contract Law, Project Management, Estimating, Scheduling, Safety, Technology, Financial Management, Bonding, etc.  (Topics subject to change)
    • Training is usually held on Thursdays, from 4 P.M – 7 P.M at the NJDOT HQ at 1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey.
  • In-depth assessment of your business
  • One-on-one assistance with industry and business leaders
  • Enhanced understanding on bidding, getting prequalified with, and working with NJDOT
  • Assistance with developing your strategic business road map to grow your business
  • Increased access to new contracts and clients through networking opportunities
  • Free marketing/listing on the web portal
  • Access to Bid Express Small Business Network (https://www.bidx.com/site/home) (subject to eligibility, per NJDOT discretion)


NJDOT’s Supportive Services Program is a federally funded program administered by the US Department of Transportation.  The SSP is open to all qualified, capable, and motivated certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)*.  Firms must have active DBE certification in the New Jersey Unified Certification Program https://njucp.dbesystem.com/

* Disadvantaged business enterprise or DBE (per regulation 49 CFR part 26.5) means a for-profit small business concern— at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged (Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, Subcontinent Asians Americans and Women), or, in the case of a corporation, in which 51 percent of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it.  For more information on DBE certification, please visit https://www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/civilrights/dbe.shtm



NJDOT is seeking to expand subcontracting opportunities in various types of projects including infrastructure modernization, repair and maintenance of roads, bridges, decks and ramps, tunnels, water and sewer, highways, roadways and pavements, etc.

(subject to change, per NJDOT requirements)

237110Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
237120Oil and Gas pipeline and related Structures Construction
237130Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
237310Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
237990Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
238110Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
238120Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
238140Masonry Contractors
238190Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
238210Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
238290Other Building Equipment Contractors
238320Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
238390Other Building Finishing Contractors
238910Site Preparation Contractors
238990All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
327310Cement Manufacturing
327320Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
327332Concrete Pipe Manufacturing
327991Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing
332312Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing
339950Sign Manufacturing
423320Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers
423610Electrical Apparatus & Equipment & Wiring Supplies, and Related Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
423510Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers
423710Hardware Merchant Wholesalers
423990Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
484110General Freight Trucking, Local
484121General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload
484220Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local
484230Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance
488490Snow clearing, highways and bridges, road transportation
541191Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
541310Architectural Services
541320Landscape Architectural Services
541330Engineering Services
541360Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services
541370Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services
541380Testing Laboratories
541614Transportation management consulting services
541620Environmental Consulting Services
541690Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
561730Landscaping Services
562119Other Waste Collection
562910Remediation Services