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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

The Clark County Department of Aviation has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and an Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program pursuant to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 23 and Part 26. The programs are designed to promote equal contracting opportunities in construction, professional services, and airport concessions. Firms must be certified as a DBE or ACDBE to participate in these programs. Applicable goals are explained at pre-bid, pre-construction, and pre-proposal conferences. As a recipient of funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation, policy directs that certified DBEs and ACDBEs shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts assigned in whole or in part by funds granted by the U.S. DOT.

McCarran is a member of the Nevada Unified Certification Program (UCP). McCarran Airport, Reno/Tahoe Airport and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) accept DBE applications and conduct certification reviews and site visits of applicant firms. Once application reviews are completed, the UCP which is comprised of McCarran Airport, Reno/Tahoe Airport, NDOT, and the Regional Transportation Commissions (RTC) for Washoe and Clark Counties meet on a monthly basis to certify eligible firms. The agency that processes your application will be the agency you contact for all questions, but your certification will be valid for all of the agencies in the UCP. A unified directory of certified DBEs/ACDBEs throughout the State of Nevada is maintained by NDOT and can be accessed at

2011-2013 DBE Goals
2011-2013 Notice of DBE Goal Setting
DBE Goals & Methodology

Uniform Certification (New Applicants)
Personal Net Worth (New Applicants)
SBE Review Form (New Applicants)
SBE Review Short Form
Three Year Certification Review
Annual Certification Review

Disparity Study
Executive Summary - Concessions
Executive Summary - Non-concessions

For more information, please contact:
Amy Shaw
ACDBE/DBE Liaison Officer
Clark County Department of Aviation
(702) 261-5123

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