The City of Mesa/Falcon Field 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. The airport has received federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the airport has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
It is the policy of the airport to ensure that DBE's, as defined in 49 CFR Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. It is also the airport's policy:
- To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT assisted contracts;
- To create a level playing field on which DBE's can compete fairly for DOT assisted 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 DBE's;
- To help remove barriers to the participation of DBE's in DOT assisted contracts; and
- To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.
Implementation of the DBE Program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by the Airport in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.
Falcon Field Airport has disseminated this policy statement to the City of Mesa and all the components of our organization. We have distributed this statement to DBE and non-DBE business communities that perform work for us on DOT-assisted contracts via legal advertisement of a Public Notice in local and state journals.