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About the DBE Program

AMAC - Airport Minority Advisory Council
The DBE program is promulgated pursuant to 49 CFR Parts 23 and 26. It includes all contracts for construction, professional services, and procurement which are funded in whole or in part by federal dollars from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). This also includes certain concessions operations at the airport. As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, the NOAB is mandated to maintain a viable DBE program to promote and maintain a level playing field for all DBEs to compete for and to perform on these federally-funded contracts. The NOAB adheres to nondiscriminatory practices in the award and administration of all DOT assisted contracts. Additionally it is our commitment to remove any barriers which may impede DBE participation, assist in the development of DBE firms to compete successfully, ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable laws, and implement DBE eligibility standards which are consistent with 49 CFR Parts 23 and 26.
SBA
 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Office
New Orleans International Airport
P.O. Box 20007
New Orleans, LA 70141
504.303.7611
504.303.7614 (fax)

Philistine Ferrand
DBE Liaison Officer

DBE Certification

In order to comply with our DBE Program, the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) has established a DBE office and has appointed a DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO) to coordinate and administer the Program and Plan. The first step in the certification process is to complete and submit a DBE application to the DBELO at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The DBELO then conducts a site visit to verify status and issue a decision. The NOAB will certify only those businesses which are at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by persons who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

An eligible DBE must be an independent business where ownership and control by socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s) are real, substantial and continuing. Individuals who are members of the following groups and are citizens of the Unites States may be reputably presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged: Women; Hispanic Americans; Native Americans; Asian-Pacific Americans; Subcontinent Asian Americans; and other minorities found to be disadvantaged by the Small Business Administration (SBA) The DBE owners must share in the risks and profits commensurate with their ownership interests, and must also possess the power to direct or cause the direction of the day-to-day management and major decisions of the firm. There cannot be any restrictions which prevent the DBE owners from making a business decision without the cooperation or vote of the non-DBE owners. If non-DBE members of the firm are disproportionately responsible for the operation of the firm, then the firm will not be certified.
 
You can also visit the Louisiana Unified Certification Program's (LA UCP) Web Site for more information regarding State Certification.


DBE Compliance

The DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO) is responsible for monitoring DBE project goals from pre-award to completion, ensuring that all DBE goals are met. This includes reviewing the DBE goal for contract awards, monitoring quarterly payments to DBEs, performing commercially useful function reviews, resolving conflicts and complaints and reviewing project files upon completion for compliance with the DBE program requirements.


State and Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Description

In this program, an overall participation goal of 27% of all public works projects funded by state and local dollars was established for State and Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (SLDBE) certified firms. Unlike the DBE program where the DBELO makes the certification decisions, an independent panel of sociologists and economists are responsible for approving or rejecting applications for SLDBE certification.

A firm is certifiable under this program if it is at least 51% owned and controlled by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged and where the firm is not dominant in its industry. There are no presumptions of disadvantaged status for any racial, ethnic group or gender. Each individual must supply evidence of both historic and continuing economic and social disadvantage which is considered by the panel, along with the results of a site visit. The burden of proof must be borne by the applicant. Certification is reciprocal for the DBE program administered by the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, the City of New Orleans and Harrah's Jazz Casino.
 

Outreach Program
 
It is not enough to have a DBE program alone and not provide any additional support to the community outside of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The New Orleans Aviation Board acknowledges this and has created many opportunities for businesses and individuals to participate in business growth and development.

The New Orleans Aviation Board through its DBE Office performs outreach in several areas, including; Co-Operative Partnerships, Internships, Seminars (Vendor Fair) and Training, and acknowledgement of DBE's accomplishments at its annual DBE Awards Ceremony.


Information, Directories, Applications and Forms
 
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Directories of Certified Firms
Description
DBE Registry of Certified Firms
This is a directory of companies certified by the NOAB DBE Office for use on contracts with a DBE (federal) contract goal.  For a complete listing of ALL eligible companies, please visit www.LAUCP.org - this listing includes companies certified by all certifying agencies participating in the Louisiana Unified Certification Program (LAUCP):  New Orleans International Airport; New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA); Louisiana Department of Transportation (LADOTD); and the Orleans Levee District (OLD).  If you have questions, comments or concerns about any specific company, please contact its certifying agency, as indicated in the listing.
SLDBE Registry of Certified Firms
This is a directory of companies certified by the SLDBE Panel for use on contracts with an SLDBE (state & local) contract goal.  This listing includes companies certified by all certifying agencies participating in the State & Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SLDBE) Program in the region:  New Orleans International Airport; Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) of New Orleans; Jazz Casino Company d/b/a Harrah's New Orleans Casino; and the City of New Orleans (CNO).  If you have questions, comments or concerns about any specific company, please contact its certifying agency, as indicated in the listing.
DBE (Federal) Program
Description
DBE Annual Update
Annual update affidavit, document checklist and other required forms to verify there have been no changes in the circumstances of your firm which affect its ability to meet the size, disadvantaged status, ownership or control requirements of the program. If there have been such changes, please refer to the New Certification application.
DBE New Certification Information, Application and Document Checklist
New certification application and other necessary attachments for consideration of certification under our Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. For companies who have never been certified; need to document changes in ownership, disadvantaged status and/or structure; and those needing review for reinstatement after being decertified.
Joint Venture Eligibility
Information for Determining Joint Venture Eligibility between non-DBE and DBE-certified firms
SLDBE (State/Local) Program
Description
SLDBE New Certification Application and Document Checklist
New certification application and other necessary attachments for consideration of certification under our State/Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. For companies who have never been certified; need to document changes in ownership, disadvantaged status and/or structure; and those needing review for reinstatement after being decertified.
SLDBE Re-Certification Application and Document Checklist
Re-certification application and other necessary attachments for consideration of continued certification under our State/Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.
Other Information & Forms
Description
Consulting Services Questionnaire
NOAB Forms S-03B & S-03A

The prime, each subconsultant, and any other tier subconsultant must submit a fully completed NOAB S-03B form. All items requested on the form are required, if an item is not applicable, respondent should enter "N/A. Each prime firm participating as a joint venture should complete a separate S-03B form and indicate on the form in item 10 that the response is a joint venture.
Goal Setting Public Notice, Methodology & Calculations
Our Program Implementation Plans
DBE & ACDBE Plans
Schedule of Contract Participation
APPARENT LOW BIDDER must submit by 5:00 pm the next business day after bid or proposal date and time, and OTHER BIDDERS UPON REQUEST
Schedule of Contract Participation - RFQ
PRIME must complete and submit WITH QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT.
SL/(AC)DBE Compliance Forms
Description
Non-Rental Car ACDBE Quarterly Report Form
Concessions Reporting
Rental Car Quarterly Report Forms
Schedule J AP Quarterly Activity Report Form

Construction, Construction-Related Professional Services, Maintenance, Professional Services contracts -- Submit with Accounts Payable Logs or Copies of Cancelled Checks to the DBE Office

Q1 - due by April 20; Q2 - due by July 20; Q3 - due by October 20; Q4 - due by January 20

Schedule J-2 AP Monthly Activity Report Form
Construction, Construction-Related Professional Services, Maintenance, Professional Services contracts -- Submit with invoice to Program Manager