The Port of Portland has an established Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program in accordance with federal regulations CFR 49, Part 23. The program promotes the inclusion of Minority and Women owned small businesses in the participation of concession opportunities at PDX, and to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin in the award and administration of concession-related contracts. The program focuses on businesses that provide either airport shops, restaurants and services, or goods and services to airport concessions and rental car agencies operating at PDX.

ACDBE Program Eligibility

Gross receipts averaged over the three previous years must not exceed $56.42 million
Personal Net Worth <1.32 million (excludes personal residence and ownership interest in the company)

A Business that is 51% owned, controlled and managed by socially and economically disadvantaged U.S. citizen or legal resident who belongs to one or more of the following categories:

     • African American/Black
     • Hispanic
     • Subcontinent Asian
     • Asian-Pacific
     • Native
     • Woman
     • Any other group classified as disadvantaged by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Note: An individual who is not a member of the groups listed above may still be DBE certified by establishing socially disadvantaged status. 

     • Must be a small business as defined by the SBA
     • Must be organized as a for-profit business
     • Must be independent of any other 



ACDBE Certification
The Port is a member of a Unified Certification Program (UCP) administered by the State of Oregon’s Business Development Department’s Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID).  COBID will make certification decisions on behalf of the Port.

For more information about certification and to access the application and online directory of certified firms visit the COBID website. 


Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
Proposed Goal FFY 2021-2023

Publication Date: 10/07/2020
In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 CFR 49 Part 23, the Port of Portland hereby announces its proposed Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) participation triennial overall goal of 20.48% for Non-Car Rental and 1.85% for Car Rental contracts/lease agreements. These goals will be achieved through race-conscious and race-neutral methods. The proposed goals pertain to federal fiscal years 2021 through 2023 (10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023).

Public Information Session
A public information session on the goal and methodology will be held virtually for the purpose of consulting with stakeholders to obtain information relevant to the goal-setting process:

Date: October 29, 2020
Time: 10:00am PST
Virtual Meeting Link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Call-In Number: 971-254-1226
Conference ID: 905 236 269#

Request for Public Comment on Proposed ACDBE Goal
The proposed goal and methodology are available for review on the Ports website If you would like to have a copy emailed to you, a virtual meeting, or phone call to provide comments on the proposed DBE goal, please contact Kimberly Sutton at the email or phone number below. The proposed goal and its attendant methodology will be available for inspection for 30 days from the date of this publication. Comments on the ACDBE goal will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this publication and can be sent to the the following contacts below, or the ACDBE Proposed Goal Comment Form can be completed and submitted online. 

Kimberly Sutton
7200 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218


Federal Aviation Administration
Office of Civil Rights
Sonia Cruz

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