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Free Common Certificates in the State of Indiana

Doing Business with INDOT

While it can only help to be certified when trying to do business with INDOT, it is not necessary. Visit the "Doing Business with INDOT" section of the INDOT website to review business opportunities.

This is the gateway section, and under it you will find:

  • All QPAs, RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs.
  • The Contract Letting Information section, which gets you into all the lettings for road construction projects, lets you sign up for email alerts, and enables you to sign up for the Bidder and Planholder list.
  • The Local Public Agency Programs section, which shows local projects that are partially funded by INDOT, including some that may have DBE or M/ WBE goals.
  • The Procurement section, which will take you to products INDOT is looking to buy and the people in charge of buying them. There is no DBE preference here, and only M/WBE preferences in certain circumstances. Procurement preference is given to small business, Indiana business, U.S. manufactured goods and recycled materials.

CEI Bid Matching System CEI will breakdown projects by work type and post them to a website for DBEs. The information will include project #, type of work, quantity and description. Access the Bid matching system here:

Construction Estimating Institute (CEI)

Provides the following services to Indiana based DBE's:

  • Business Plans
  • Marketing Plans
  • Website Developments
  • Capabilities Statements
  • 1:1 Business Consulting

CEI is also conducting weekly "DBE Power Sessions", which are 30 minute short talks on topics important to helping you grow your business. For more information, contact CEI at: or see their website at

Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC)

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (Indiana, SBDC), which is housed within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, helps small businesses start, grow, finance, innovate and transition no-cost, confidential business advising and training. The Indiana SBDC was established in 1985 with funding support from the U.S. Small Business Administration and State of Indiana and has worked with over 50,000 entrepreneurs small businesses. With a network of 10 regional offices throughout the state, the Indiana SBDC helps Hoosier entrepreneurs and small businesses start stronger, grow faster and work smarter.

With 10 regional offices, there is likely an office near you. ISBDC provides many services useful for everything from concept development to growing a small business. Some of their services include registration guidance, developing a business plan, market research, assistance in securing financing and more. We greatly encourage you to contact your local ISBDC office which can be found through their website at


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