Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)


Welcome to BAA’s DBE Program Office

PURPOSE: As a condition of receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, the Birmingham Airport Authority maintains a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 49 CFR Part 23 and 26. The DBE Programs seek to ensure DBEs have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts by removing barriers to the participation of DBEs and assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside of the DBE Program.

This video provides an overview to the DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.

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Birmingham Airport Authority DBE Program Office
Contact: Tanja Turner Bell, Manager of Acquisition & DBE
Email: tbell@flybirmingham.com


Contracting Module (Opportunity Awaits)
BAA’s Contracting Module assists prime contractors and DBEs to do the following:


Birmingham Airport Authority Goals 


DBE Certification Documents


DBE Certification for Out-of-State Applicants

Effective February 28,2011, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) enacted new regulations in regard to Interstate Certification for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) applicants (section 26.85). Firms currently certified in their home state United Certification Program may apply for DBE with ALDOT. More details: interstate certification(ALDOT) DBE certification

DBE Continued Eligibility
DBE No Change Affidavit

Title VI


Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
Limited English Proficiency Plan