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