Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)
The Eugene Airport has an established Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for businesses that are certified as socially or economically disadvantaged in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations, 49 CFR Part 26. The Airport receives federal financial assistance from the USDOT through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) primarily for airport construction projects. As a condition of that financial assistance, the Airport must ensure that DBE-certified businesses have an equal opportunity to compete for and perform Eugene Airport contracts.

This grant assurance requires the Airport to establish DBE plans, set annual DBE participation goals for airport projects and concessions, and submit annual reports to the FAA detailing actual DBE participation. Most certified DBEs are minority- or women-owned businesses, and all DBEs must not exceed federally defined size standards.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal
The Eugene Airport DBE participation goal is available for review and comment. The goal reflects planned contracting at the Airport that will receive partial federal funding. We invite you to submit written comments regarding, but not limited to:
  • DBE availability
  • Effects of discrimination on DBE opportunities
  • Eugene Airport efforts to solicit DBE participation

For more information, please contact the DBE Coordinator for EUG at 541-682-5430 or via email.