Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

What is the DBE Program?

A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) is a for-profit small business:

  • That is at least 51% owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged; and
  • Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it; and
  • That meets eligibility requirements stated in Code of Federal Regulation, 49 CFR Parts 23 and 26.

What is the purpose of the Airport's Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program?

  • The purpose of the ACDBE program is to enhance the participation of Disadvantaged/Minority and Women Owned Businesses in Airport Concessions

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  • Objectives
  • Ensure nondiscrimination in the award of contracts
  • Create a level playing field for contract competition
  • Help remove barriers to participation in contracting
  • Assist in the development of firms that can compete successfully outside the DBE/ACDBE Program

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  • Certification
  • Completion of application
  • On-site review at applicant's office
  • Firm's eligibility reviewed
  • Applicant notified of certification approval

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