DOT has released Official FAQs on ACDBE Program Regulations. These questions and answers provide guidance and information for compliance with the provisions under 49 CFR part 23. Like all guidance material, these questions and answers are not, in themselves, legally binding or mandatory, and do not constitute regulations.
Can recipients enter into long-term, exclusive agreements with concessionaires? Section 23.75
See the Long-Term, Exclusive (LTE) Guidance document.
The purpose of the guidance on Long-Term, Exclusive (LTE) agreements for concessions is to provide information and direction to airport sponsors, ACDBE program staff, stakeholders, and all other interested parties on how to determine whether an agreement is considered a LTE agreement subject to the prohibition against such agreements in the ACDBE program rules.
If the owner of a DBE or ACDBE certified firm or applicant firm has a personal net worth of less than $1.32 million, does that necessarily mean that the recipient must regard the owner as being economically disadvantaged? Section 23.31; 27.67(b)(2)
May a recipient or UCP require a firm certified as a DBE under Part 26 to complete an entire new application to be certified as an ACDBE under part 23?
How do recipients count ACDBE participation that involves the sale of advertising displays or messages to the public on the airport? Section 23.55