DBE/ACDBE Program Guidance During COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Transportation approved guidance addressing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession DBE (ACDBE) program requirements during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

This guidance supplements the March 24, 2020 guidance and addresses the following 7 topics:

  1. Steps to ensure public participation in the goal setting process;
  2. DBE/ACDBE overall goal methodology due dates;
  3. “Commercially useful function” (CUF) reviews of contracts, agreements, and work performed;
  4. In-person meetings between bidder/offerors and reconsideration officials;
  5. Termination/substitution of DBEs/ACDBEs or partial termination;
  6. Electronic submission and review of certification documents; and
  7. Firm owners’ signed certifications of eligibility.

View the Guidance to State and Local Recipients Implementing the DBE/ACDBE Programs