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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) 

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) is committed to increasing the opportunities to involve disadvantaged, minority and women-owned firms in all airport business prospects. All airport contracts and concession agreements incorporate policies, procedures and clauses regarding specific Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessionaire DBE (ACDBE) requirements. SLCDA operates three airports, Salt Lake City International (SLC), Tooele Valley Airport (TVA), and the South Valley Regional Airport (SVA).

The DBE Coordinator Airport Senior Planner conducts outreach programs to promote and ensure local, small and disadvantaged business participation in Airport concession leases and contracts (e.g. construction and professional services). The SLCDA contracting opportunities include construction, architectural and design engineering, retail shops, restaurants, management consulting and procurement services. For a comprehensive list of available opportunities, visit the Salt Lake City Purchasing website.

DBE and Airport Concessionaire DBE (ACDBE) Programs

The SLCDA Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program are covered by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT) requirements under 49 CFR Part 23 and Part 26. The US DOT requirements provide guidance to the SLCDA on DBE certifications, DBE overall goal setting, program management, monitoring and reporting requirements. Examples of ACDBE concessionaire opportunities include food and beverage, retail operations, display advertising, duty free and car rentals.

Examples of DBE opportunities include construction, design engineering, manufacturing and supplier/distribution.

SLCDA is a certifying member of the Utah Unified Certification Program (UUCP). SLCDA maintains a partial directory that consists of the firms certified as Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) firms. The list is found here.

The full DBE Utah DBE directory can be found by clicking here.

Apply for DBE Certification:

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Application 
Personal Net Worth Statement (to include with application)
UUCP Interstate Certification Form (to include with application, for DBE/ACDBE firms requesting certification in the State of Utah and are currently certified in their home state)
DBE/ACDBE application

Other DBE Resources:

DBE Annual Update Packet
ACDBE Annual Update Packet
DBE Policy Statement
DBE Methodology 2023-2025
TVY Proposed Overall DBE goal FY24-26
Utah Unified Certification Program DBE Directory
(scroll down and click under DBE Resources)
Title VI Policy Statement
Title VI Process and Complaint Form
Title VI Program Plan
Community Participation Plan (CPP)
Unlawful Discrimination Poster

If you have any questions  about the DBE program, contact:

Raymond Christy 
Airport Senior Planner
Planning and Environmental Division
Salt Lake City Department of Airports

(Mailing Address)
P.O. Box 145550 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5550

(Physical Address) 
3920 W. Terminal Drive 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84122

Office: (801) 575-2945 office 
Cell: (801) 201-9228 cell
Email: Raymond.Christy@slcgov.com