1. The purpose of Certification is three-fold:
- To ensure increased availability of disadvantaged, small, minority and women-owned business enterprises;
- To ensure the integrity of the D/S/M/WBE Programs and that the business process is implemented for its intended purposes; and,
- To ensure the integrity of the D/S/M/WBE firms participating in Airport procurements, as well as other diversity and inclusion initiatives offered by the Airport.
2. In order to count the participation of D/S/M/WBE firms towards a contract goal, the D/S/M/WBE must be certified by one of the approved certification agencies noted below:
3. Bidders/Proposers must submit Certification Certificates for all D/S/M/WBEs proposed to be utilized to meet the contract goal at the time of bid/proposal submission. If a firm is not certified by an approved certification agency at the time of bid/proposal submission, DFW will not count the participation towards the contract goal.
Bidders and proposers must use all available D/S/M/WBE Directories to assist them in locating D/S/M/WBEs for the work required on the contract. The DFW Airport's D/S/M/WBE Directory
is available online as one of various resources.
5. A D/S/M/WBE certification does not constitute a representation or warranty as to the qualifications or capabilities of any certified firm.
6. Effective 10/1/12, in addition to having a valid certification from one of the entities listed above, MBEs, WBEs and SBEs must have a place of business in the Airport’s market area at the time the firm is submitted for credit towards meeting a contract goal. The Airport’s market area is defined as the North Texas Commission twelve-county area of Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, and Wise counties. Documentation establishing a firm’s place of business must be provided upon request.