The NMDOT STAR program is continuously evolving to meet the needs of New Mexico’s DBEs and other small business serving the transportation infrastructure industry. This page contains our current event and program descriptions and links.
DBE and Small Business Conference
Annual fall conference packed with networking and educational opportunities designed to help DBE and other small businesses.
Annual event where dozens of buying agencies come specifically to meet with small businesses, discuss current opportunities, and explain how to find work.
Business skills and knowledge topics delivered in a virtual webinar format by subject matter experts.
Community Partner Roundtable
The NMDOT STAR team meets regularly with representatives from other agencies and organizations that support New Mexico small businesses.
Webinars and workshops designed to help participants understand and navigate the compliance requirements and tools of NMDOT programs.
Your opportunity to directly interact with Prime contractor and consultant representatives.
Periodic webinars and workshops on high profile topics and current events.
Launched in June 2021, this forum meets 3 to 4 times per year allowing DBE and small business owners a chance to meet with representatives from the STAR NMDOT program and other NMDOT departments. Provide input, ask questions, get insights on what is coming and help shape the future.
Coming soon, we will be taking some special events on the road around New Mexico. Stay tuned for details.
Get Your Voice Heard
We periodically survey the DBE and small business community to hear directly from you on what is important and feedback on our program for continual improvement.
Share Your Thoughts
Because the program is ever evolving, we need your feedback. Through our survey, you can answer a couple of simple question to let us know what other offerings you would like to see from the NMDOT STAR program.
The goal of the DBE program is to make sure there is equal opportunity in the award of US DOT-assisted contracts for highway, transit, and airport projects. The program is intended to provide a “level playing field” on which DBEs can compete fairly. To make certain that only bona fide firms participate, the NMDOT has a comprehensive DBE certification program.