The Sanford Airport Authority, the owner and operator of the Orlando Sanford International Airport, has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. It is the policy of the Authority to ensure that DBEs, as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts.
- To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT assisted contracts
- To create opportunities in which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT assisted contracts
- To ensure 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; and,
- To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT assisted contracts.
- 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 market place outside the DBE Program; and
- Make appropriate use of the flexibility afforded to recipients of Federal financial assistance in establishing and providing opportunities for DBEs
Unified Certification Program (UCP)
The Authority is the member of a UCP administered by the State of Florida. The UCP’s directory of eligible business enterprises specifies whether a firm is certified as a DBE for purposes of 49 CFR Part 26, as an ACDBE for purposes of 49 CFR Part 23, or both. The UCP will review the eligibility of the currently certified ACDBEs to ensure they meet the standards of 49 CFR Part 23.
If you are interested in doing business with the Orlando Sanford International Airport under the DBE/ACDBE program, you must be certified. For more information on certification, please contact the Small Business Development Department with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407.825.7133 or the Florida Department of Transportation at https://www.fdot.gov/equalopportunity/dbecertification.shtm.
If you are a current DBE/ACDBE program participant, you may utilize the SFB Diversity Business Management System to begin your process with the SFB DBE/ACDBE program.
Michelle C. Telfair
1200 Red Cleveland Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773