Diversity Development Programs
Diversity Development Programs
BODD office manages and monitors the administration and compliance of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program, Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA)Program and the Title VI Nondiscrimination Compliance Program for the Aviation Department.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program
The DBE program was created to minimize concerns related to minority discrimination in the award and administration of contracts in Department of Transportation (DOT) funded projects. The DBE Program is a federal program required by 49 CFR Part 26. 49 CFR Part 23 is the DBE program for airport concessions. The San Antonio International Airport is a medium hub primary airport and has received federal funds authorized for airport development.
Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA) Program
The SBEDA Program uses the Airport’s purchasing power to build the capacity of small, minority and women-owned businesses by assigning participation goals to Airport contracts and eliminating barriers to competition.
Proposed DBE Goals
City of San Antonio Aviation Department Notice of Proposed Goals for the Participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Assisted Contracts October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2025.
Proposed ACDBE Goals
City of San Antonio Aviation Department Notice of Proposed Goals for the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Assisted Contracts October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2026.
Prompt Payment Complaints
The City requires that all subcontractors performing work on DOT-assisted contracts shall be promptly paid for work performed pursuant to their agreements, in accordance with all relevant federal, state, and local law.
For procedures on complaints by subcontractors regarding the prompt payment requirements, please click on the link below:
Small Business Element
The City has created a Small Business element to structure contracting requirements to facilitate competition by small business concerns, taking all reasonable steps to eliminate obstacles to their participation, including unnecessary and unjustified bundling of contract requirements that may preclude small business participation in procurements as prime contractors or subcontractors. The City will actively implement the program elements to foster small business participation; doing so is a requirement of good faith implementation of our DBE program.
Airport Nondiscrimination Compliance Program
We operate our small business programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin, religion, sex, disability (physical or mental), age, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation or identity, AIDs/HIV status, medical condition, political views or affiliations in accordance with Title VI Civil Rights Acts (49 CFR Part 21). For information on the Title VI Nondiscrimination Program and complaints, please click on the link below:
For DBE /ACDBE Program Complaints contact: