Dayton HRC

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

The HRC jointly administers the Ohio Unified Certification Program (UCP) for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). The Ohio UCP allows disadvantaged companies to be certified statewide and participate in U.S. Department of Transportation funded projects, including but not limited to FAA, FHWA, and FTA.

In order to be eligible to bid on contracts which firms have designated for DBEs, a business must be certified with the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Contracts. The application is available below, but can also be obtained by calling (937) 333-1403.

A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) is a for-profit small business concern that meets all of the following criteria:

  1. At least 51% owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged.
  2. Management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it.

The objectives of the DBE Program are to:

  • Ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of contracts
  • Create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for contracts
  • Ensure that the Department’s DBE program is narrowly tailored
  • Ensure that only firms that fully meet the eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs
  • Help remove barriers to participation of DBEs in contracting
  • Assist in the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE Program

Download the Disadvantage Business Enterprise application from the Ohio Department of Transportation

DBE Link to the State
Ohio Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Unified Certification Program (UCP)

Public Notice: Proposed Overall DBE Participation Goal for the Dayton Int’l Airport, FY 2018-2020

The City of Dayton, Dayton International Airport is proposing an overall goal of 23% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in Airport construction projects for Fiscal Years 2018-2020.

The proposed overall DBE participation goal is calculated using a methodology approved by the FAA that considers the availability of ready, willing and able DBE firms to perform the work required on contracts the Airport is expected to award during the three-year period, as compared to the overall availability of firms to perform such work.

In establishing the Airport’s proposed overall DBE participation goal, the HRC seeks input from community organizations and other interested parties that can be expected to have information and data concerning the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses.

The proposed goal and rationale are available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the City of Dayton Human Relations Council, 371 W. Second Street, Suite 100, Dayton, OH 45402, by appointment. Comments on the proposed DBE goal will be accepted through the 30-day public notice period ending July 30, 2017, and can be sent to:

Chrisondra Goodwine, DBE Liaison Officer
City of Dayton Human Relations Council
371 W. Second St. Ste. 100
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: (937) 333-1405
Fax: (937) 222-2489

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