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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
The Tucson Airport Authority is committed to increasing the diversity of and opportunities for disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned business enterprises (D/M/WBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) in all airport-related services.
The TAA will not exclude any person from participation, deny any person the benefits, or otherwise discriminate against anyone in connection with the award and performance of any contract covered by 49 CFR Part 26 on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin.
The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA), having received Federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Transportation (“DOT”) and, as a condition of receiving this assistance, has signed an assurance that it will comply with the requirements of DOT regulations (49 CFR Part 23 and 26; hereinafter, the “DBE Regulations”) concerning the participation of disadvantaged business enterprises (“DBEs”) in DOT programs.
It is the policy of TAA to comply with the requirements of the DBE Regulations and to ensure that DBEs, as defined in the DBE Regulations, have a fair and equal opportunity to participate in TAA’s DOT-assisted projects or concession contracts. Specifically, it is the goal of TAA to ensure that, to the extent reasonably possible and consistent with other legal requirements:
To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of TAA’s DOT-assisted or concession contracts;
To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for TAA’s DOT-assisted or concession contracts;
To ensure that the DBE program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs at our airports;
To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in TAA’s DOT-assisted contracts and opportunities for concessions at our airport;
To promote the use of DBEs in all types of federally-assisted contracts and procurement activities;
Assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE Program; and
To provide appropriate flexibility to our airports in establishing and providing opportunities for DBEs.
The TAA President/CEO shall maintain the appointment of a DBE Liaison Officer who is responsible for overseeing the implementation of a revised, narrowly tailored, DBE program (the “TAA DBE Program”) in compliance with the DBE Regulations, in order to facilitate the accomplishment of the goals set forth above. The DBE Liaison Officer shall report directly to the CEO with respect to the implementation of the TAA DBE Program. Implementation of the TAA DBE Program shall be accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by TAA in its financial assistance agreements with the United States Department of Transportation.
This Statement of Policy shall be circulated to the staff members involved in implementation of the TAA DBE Program and to the DBE and non-DBE business communities that perform work on TAA’s DOT-assisted or concession contracts. A copy of this policy statement shall be available through the solicitation processes for all DOT-assisted or concession contracts.
If you are interested in becoming a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firm to work with the TAA, you will find information and assistance in the certification process by going through one of the following programs (please click on logos for links).
In the Tucson area visit the City of Tucson’s Business Services Department:
In Maricopa County, visit the the City of Phoenix Small Business Certification Program:
Statewide in Arizona, visit the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Business Engagement and Compliance Office:
Contact TAA DBE Liaison Officer
Director of Programs and Regulatory Compliance
Register Business Interest
Use the online form to sign up to receive email notification from the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) of new opportunities for construction and professional services opportunities.
The TAA, in compliance with federal regulations, is seeking to compile an interest list containing information about each firm that has interest in an airport project. Please complete the form for your company and for any consultants, subcontractors, material men or suppliers from whom you solicited interest.