Emerging Small Business Program

Program Overview

CDOT's Emerging Small Business program is narrowly tailored toward helping ESBs and DBE/ESBs transition into prime contracting or consulting with CDOT, helping to meet the ESB program purpose of fostering competition for CDOT contracts and ultimately lowering the cost to taxpayers of CDOT construction work.

Benefits for ESB-Certified Firms

  • Exclusive access to participation in CDOT's ESB Mentor-Protégé Program
  • Occasional ESB-restricted contracts
  •  Incentive points on consultant contracts