WCAA DBE/ACDBE Programs
- WCAA Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program (CFR 49, Part 26)
- WCAA Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (ACDBE) (CFR 49, Part 23)
DBE and ACDBE Program Administration
The Airport Authority works diligently to set realistic DBE and ACDBE goals during the Pre-Contract Award phase of contract solicitations. Additionally, the Airport Authority closely tracks and monitors contractors’ DBE or ACDBE participation achievement during the Post-Contract Award phase. As such, contractors participating on these types of projects at Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports must submit monthly participation reports to the Airport Authority to be deemed compliant, under their agreement. Compliance further requires the active monitoring of contractors’ progress toward their DBE or ACDBE commitment. Monitoring includes on and off-airport work site inspections, including contractors’ and concessionaires’ administration offices and warehouses.
Pre-Contract Award Phase - During the Pre-Contract Award Phase, Prime Contractors are required to submit their proposed DBE plan orACDBE plan. Pre-contract award DBE and ACDBE forms are part of the solicitation process and included in any solicitation that has federal funds associated with the contract.
Post-Contract Award Phase - During the Post-Contract Award Phase, Prime Contractors are required to submit monthly reports of DBE or ACDBE participation.