Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
The Savannah Airport Commission has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), 49 CFR Part 26. The Savannah Airport Commission has received federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the Savannah Airport Commission has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
It is the policy of the Savannah Airport Commission to ensure that DBEs as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in USDOT-assisted contracts. It is also our policy:
- To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of USDOT-assisted contracts
- To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for USDOT-assisted contracts
- To ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law
- To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs
- To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in USDOT-assisted contracts
- To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program
Mr. John Rauback has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer. In that capacity, Mr. Rauback is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program. Implementation of the DBE program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by the Savannah Airport Commission in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Annual Construction Goal and Engineering/Professional Goal
The Savannah Airport Commission hereby announces that under the provisions of 49 CFR Part 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations a proposed overall construction and engineering/professional services goal of 8.68% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation has been established for federally funded projects during the fiscal years 2011 - 2013. The percentage of DBE participation, which may be subject to change in accordance with our Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plan, will apply to projects eligible for federal funds. The DBE goal and the methodology used in calculating the DBE goal will be available for inspection at the offices of the Savannah Airport Commission, 400 Airways Avenue, Savannah, GA 31408, during normal working hours, for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. Comments concerning this notice will be received for a period of forty-five (45) days from the date of this notice by the Savannah Airport Commission, 400 Airways Avenue, Savannah, GA 31408, and the Manager, Civil Rights Staff, ASO-9 Federal Aviation Administration, Post Office Box 20636, Atlanta, GA 30320. Comments submitted to either of the above shall be for information purposes only.
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Application and Renewal forms
Firms must be certified by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) under the Uniform Certification Program (UCP) in order to compete for and/or perform work as a DBE on any U.S. DOT funded projects (including non federal projects) originated by the Savannah Airport Commission. Certifications must be dated prior to bid opening.
To apply to become a certified DBE firm, please print and complete the Uniform Certification Application and Personal Financial statement
All completed applications should be sent to:
Georgia Department of Transportation
2 Capitol Square SW - Room 142
Atlanta, GA 30334-1002
Firms desiring eligibility status to compete for and perform work as a DBE on any non federal funded, Commission projects only, are also required to complete the Uniform Certification Program Application and Personal Financial Statement. This completed application should be sent to:
Dawoud Stephenson, Director of Information Technology
Savannah Airport Commission
400 Airways Avenue
Savannah, GA 31408
The DBE/Bidders Directory is available by contacting Dawoud Stephenson at (912) 964-0514 (email dstephenson@SavannahAirport.com). Anyone interested in being added to our Directory may do so by requesting, in writing, giving complete name, address, telephone number, and discipline(s) of specialized work.
For more information please email us at: info@SavannahAirport.com