Turino Group

RIDOT Mission 360˚

Since 2007, Turino has provided DBE Supportive Services to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) through the Mission 360° Program. Mission 360° is a comprehensive business development program dedicated to implementing innovative and proven business practices to develop a thriving DBE community while generating awareness of DBEs in the transportation community.

Our team has experience with assessing existing and new DBE clients in their management skills, workforce and financial conditions, relationships with Primes, current workload, etc. We interview and assess clients as a first step and assist them to establish a base line schedule for success. Once we have established areas of improvement, we create Seminars, Training, and Networking events to assist in the ongoing development of the DBE firm.

We built and utilize a secure web-based data management portal for the data management and reporting of the Supportive Services Program. This system allows the team to administer DBE Capacity Assessments, analyze the overall program capacity, correlate needs to training curriculum, provide individual DBE Score Cards, provide on-line learning resources, as well as track and manage our level of effort and tasks in relationship to the individual DBEs.
Our team blends both knowledge and expertise in transportation, government, education, marketing, finance and service sectors to offer clients the finest consulting and professional services available in the areas of:

  • Project Scheduling & Management
  • Construction Management
  • Claims Management
  • Bidding & Estimating
  • Loan Packaging/Management
  • Skills Training & Workshops
  • New Business Development
  • Data Analysis & Reporting
  • Software Development & Support
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing 
  • Certification Assistance

Within six months of implementation, Mission 360° was recognized by FHWA as one of the most innovative and successful minority business programs in the United States. After eight months, Mission 360° participants were engaged and seeing tangible results. Area contractors also saw a difference in the way DBEs were bidding, pursuing work, and managing their work.