The mission of the Small Business Enterprise Supportive Services Center (SBESSC) is to serve as a resource for assisting SBE firms in gaining access to FAA, FHWA, and FTA-assisted transportation-related contracts. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will certify Small Business Enterprise (SBE) applicants. SBE certification will also apply to federally assisted transportation projects of PennDOT’s sub-recipients. The Center will also assist SBEs active in the transportation arena in becoming self- sufficient and achieving proficiency in order to compete on an equal basis with non-SBEs.
The Center seeks to increase SBE participation on federally-assisted PennDOT highway contracts and subcontracts.