Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and Charlotte Business INClusion (CBI) Programs

Providing opportunities for small, minority and women owned businesses in Airport projects and Airport concessions is a priority at CLT. Every effort is made to actively include DBE, ACDBE and MWSBE firms in all facets of CLT's functions. That is why our participation in federal and local business diversity programs is so important. On this page you will find information about the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Programs as well as the City's Charlotte Business INClusion (CBI) Program.

For quick access to program information and documents:

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program

Charlotte Business INClusion Program

Food Truck Program

DBE Contract Documents and Information

CBI Contract Documents and Information

City of Charlotte DBE Program

CLT Airport ACDBE Program

DBE and ACDBE Certification

MWSBE Certification

Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
As a recipient of federal grants from the Department of Transportation through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), CLT must comply with 49 CFR Part 26: Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs. In accordance with program guidelines, CLT has developed and implemented processes and practices that aim to achieve the goals of the DBE Program: To create a level playing field for disadvantaged businesses and to break down the barriers to participation on contracts that support the operations and development of the Airport. CLT encourages DBE participation and actively seeks new and innovative ways to engage DBE firms on Airport projects.

Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program 
In 2005, the ACDBE Program was initiated after the release of the Final Rule for 49 CFR Part 23: Participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Airport Concessions. 

CLT has a long established concessions program that originated with the Part 26 DBE regulation and has transferred seamlessly into the 2005 Final Rule.

To date, CLT has a robust ACDBE Program which includes, but is not limited to, participation from ACDBE firms in food/beverage and retail concessions, advertising, and rental car services. CLT encourages ACDBE participation and actively seeks new and innovative ways to include ACDBE firms in all eligible concession opportunities.

Charlotte Business INClusion (CBI) Program

The Charlotte Business INClusion Program seeks to enhance competition and participation of small minority and women owned firms in City contracting and promote economic growth and development in the City of Charlotte.

The CBI Program applies to all aspects of CLT's non-federally funded contracting and procurement, including but not limited to the purchase of apparatus, supplies, materials, equipment, construction projects and all service contracts, as well as equipment rental and ease agreements.

The CBI Program certifies Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms and registers Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firms who have already been certified through the state's Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) office.

For more information about the CBI Program and how to become a certified SBE, MBE and/or WBE firm

CLT's Food Truck Program

CLT recognizes the barriers to participation on concessions opportunities, especially for disadvantaged businesses who are smaller in size and may not have the capital or capacity to compete for an in-terminal concession. With that in mind, CLT established a Food Truck Pilot Program to encourage additional participation from smaller firms through the ACDBE Program. This Pilot was established January 1st and runs for one year.

Through the Food Truck Pilot Program, CLT is able to showcase Charlotte's diverse and growing food truck businesses while providing a much needed amenity for CLT staff, stakeholders and the public. To date, the food trucks operate on four Airport locations including the Old Terminal on Yorkmont Road and the popular Airport Overlook.

Food Truck schedule

DBE Contract Documents and Information

In this section you have the ability to download required DBE forms for submission on CLT's federally funded projects, as well as additional contract information that selected vendors/low bidders will be expected to adhere to for the duration of their contract with CLT.

DBE Form 1: Identification of Subcontracting Opportunities

DBE Form 2: Solicitation Form

DBE Form 3: Utilization of Commitment

DBE Form 4: Letter of Intent

DBE Form 5: Schedule of Non-Selected Subcontractors

DBE Form 6: Payment Affidavit

Counting DBE Participation

Documentation of Good Faith Efforts

Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements

CBI Contract Documents and Information

In this section you have the ability to download required CBI forms for submission on CLT's non-federally funded projects, as well as additional contract information that selected vendors/low bidders will be expected to adhere to for the duration of their contract with CLT.

CBI Form 1: Intent to Perform with Own Workforce

CBI Form 2: Solicitation Form

CBI Form 2A: Good Faith Negotiation Form

CBI Form 3 (Services): Subconsultant Utilization Form

CBI Form 3 (Construction): Subcontractor/Supplier Utilization Form

CBI Form 4: Letter of Intent

CBI Form 5: Good Faith Effort and GFE Compliance

CBI Form 6: Payment Affidavit

CBI Provisions After Award

CBI Good Faith Effort Guidelines

DBE and ACDBE Certifications
USDOT has mandated that all states implement a Unified Certification Program (UCP) to streamline the certification process and eliminate the burden of having to certify with multiple agencies. To certify as a DBE and/or ACDBE firm please visit NCDOT page for information and certification forms.

MWSBE Certifications with City of Charlotte

The CBI Program certifies Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms and registers Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firms who have already been certified through the state's Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) office.

For more information about how to become a certified SBE, MBE and/or WBE firm with the City of Charlotte

Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

CLT Airport has implemented a variety of initiatives to ensure that individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access to the benefits and services of the Airport in accordance with Executive Order 13166.

For questions about the CLT's LEP Program, or for assistance please contact:

Elizabeth Erhartic                                                                Michele Torres

Elizabeth.erhartic@cltairport.com                             Michele.torres@cltairport.com

704-359-4618                                                                      704-359-4362

 

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