TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 343: Management of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Issues in Construction Contracting examines state transportation agencies' (STA's) various approaches to implementation of DBE regulations relating to bidder's lists; prompt payment; return of retainage; actual achievements, including accounting and reporting procedures; good faith efforts; and compliance, including substitutions, fraud, and commercially useful functions. The report also includes information on construction and construction management contracts, design–build projects, master contracts (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, services on demand, and task ordering), pass-through to local agencies, and STA performance measures.
National Research Council. NCHRP Synthesis 343: Management of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Issues in Construction Contracting. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.
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