In recent years, much of ADOT’s consultant services have also been assisted by FHWA and subject to DBE requirements. The nature of procurement for professional services has required an adaptive approach to DBE utilization for consultants.
Kimley Horn and Associates has served ADOT for over 20 years on projects ranging from roadway/bridge design, landscape architecture, ITS/FMS, and transportation planning. They are active on various ECS On-Call contracts. The very nature of on-calls makes it hard to determine the exact levels of DBE participation to expect at the outset. They have put together a team of firms that includes DBEs as meaningful participants and has committed to reaching the DBE goal as their contracts proceed.
Kimley Horn and Associates was begun like many of our small and emerging engineering consultants firms – by professionals with an expertise in transportation design with a passion to serve. Kimley Horn has been involved in the development of DBEs through education and outreach. Most recently, they provided a panelist at the Southern Arizona Conference to engage in dialogue with DBEs about working with ADOT and participated in the MAG networking events for Strategic Transportation Safety Plan and ITS/Transportation System Planning procurements.
Kimley Horn was founded in North Carolina and has grown to offices across the United States. In Arizona, they have offices in Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson.