Published by Keen Independent Research
Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) study demonstrated the ongoing need for analysis and evaluation of a state’s DOT’s efforts to ensure equitable availability and access to public contracting opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. The disparity study was launched in March 2018. Keen Independent completed an Availability Study report in July 2019 before publishing the full Availability and Disparity Study report in March 2020. The 2019 HDOT Availability and Disparity Study analyzed whether there is a level playing field for minority and women-owned firms in Hawaii to contract with HDOT for construction, professional services, goods, other general services, and airport concessions; and overall goals for disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) participation in its federally funded contracts.