DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PROGRAM

Our Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program increases contracting opportunities for businesses certified as socially or economically disadvantaged, according to U.S. Department of Transportation regulations 49 CFR Part 26. 

Nuestro Programa de Empresas en Desventaja (DBE, por sus siglas en inglés) incrementa las oportunidades de contratos para las empresas certificadas como en desventaja social o económica, según las regulaciones 49 CFR Parte 26 del Departamento de Transporte de EE. UU. (USDOT, por sus siglas en inglés).

The Port receives federal financial assistance from the USDOT through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) primarily for airport improvement projects. As a condition of that financial assistance, the Port must ensure that DBE-certified businesses have an equal opportunity to compete for and perform work on federally funded Port contracts.

Port recibe ayuda económica del USDOT a través de la Administración Federal de Aviación (FAA, por sus siglas en inglés), principalmente para proyectos de mejora del aeropuerto. Como condición para recibir dicha ayuda económica, Port debe garantizar que las empresas certificadas como DBE tengan igualdad de oportunidades para competir y realizar trabajos en contratos de Port financiados federalmente.

The federal grant assurance requires the Port to establish DBE plans for its three airports and set annual DBE participation goals for airport projects and concessions; and submit annual reports to the FAA detailing actual DBE participation.

La garantía de la subvención federal requiere que Port establezca planes de DBE para sus tres aeropuertos y establezca objetivos anuales de participación de DBE para los proyectos y las concesiones del aeropuerto, además de entregar informes anuales a la FAA que detallen la participación actual de DBE.

To qualify as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise a business must be at least 51 percent owned by a minority or woman who are both socially and economically disadvantaged. The 51 percent owner(s), must have managerial and operational control over all aspects of the business and a personal network cap of $1.32 million. Recognized minorities include Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American, Subcontinent Asian American and others as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 

 


 

PUBLIC NOTICE
DBE GOAL - HILLSBORO AIRPORT PROPOSED GOAL FFY 2021-2023

Publication Date: April 12th, 2021
In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in CFR 49 Part 23, the Port of Portland hereby announces its proposed Hillsboro Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 9.9% for FAA-funded contracts/agreements. The proposed goal pertains to federal fiscal years 2021 through 2023 (10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023). A teleconference will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2021; at 2pm for the purpose of consulting with stakeholders to obtain information relevant to the goal-setting process. Public Information Session A public information session on the goal and methodology will be held for the purpose of consulting with stakeholders to obtain information relevant to the goal-setting process.

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: Wednesday April 28th, 2021
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM 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 DBE Goal
The proposed goal and methodology are available for review on the Ports website www.PortofPortland.com/Business/DBE. 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 DBE 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 DBE Proposed Goal Comment Form can be completed and submitted online. 

Kimberly Sutton
7200 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218
503-415-6587
smallbiz@portofportland.com

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Federal Aviation Administration
Office of Civil Rights
Sonia Cruz sonia.cruz@faa.gov

 

 

 

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