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Business Diversity & Development

Creating and Sustaining a Diverse Business Environment

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport creates and sustains a business environment that enables disadvantaged, small, minority and women-owned business enterprises (D/S/M/WBEs) to compete equitably for business opportunities and achieve economic success, contributing to DFW's overall mission of expanding economic benefits.

Our Process
  1. A three-fold purpose:
  • 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.
  1. 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:
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. A D/S/M/WBE certification does not constitute a representation or warranty as to the qualifications or capabilities of any certified firm.

  4. 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.

Six month educational program for doing business with DFW

Capacity Building Program Series

As part of our commitment to serve as a catalyst for the growth of small, minority and women-owned businesses, DFW is excited to offer the Capacity Building Program series designed to provide business skills training and guidance on doing business with DFW.

Capacity Building Program Series

Six month educational program for doing business with DFW

As part of our commitment to serve as a catalyst for the growth of small, minority and women-owned businesses, DFW is excited to offer the Capacity Building Program series designed to provide business skills training and guidance on doing business with DFW.

Six month educational program for doing business with DFW

Capacity Building Program Series

As part of our commitment to serve as a catalyst for the growth of small, minority and women-owned businesses, DFW is excited to offer the Capacity Building Program series designed to provide business skills training and guidance on doing business with DFW.

Capacity Building Program Series

Six month educational program for doing business with DFW

As part of our commitment to serve as a catalyst for the growth of small, minority and women-owned businesses, DFW is excited to offer the Capacity Building Program series designed to provide business skills training and guidance on doing business with DFW.

Business Recovery Resources Related to COVID-19

BDD Business Recovery Resources

These resources are compiled by the Business Diversity & Development department of DFW. The following resources are listed in alphabetical order and will be updated as information is being received.

BDD Business Recovery Resources

Business Recovery Resources Related to COVID-19

These resources are compiled by the Business Diversity & Development department of DFW. The following resources are listed in alphabetical order and will be updated as information is being received.

Business Recovery Resources Related to COVID-19

BDD Business Recovery Resources

These resources are compiled by the Business Diversity & Development department of DFW. The following resources are listed in alphabetical order and will be updated as information is being received.

BDD Business Recovery Resources

Business Recovery Resources Related to COVID-19

These resources are compiled by the Business Diversity & Development department of DFW. The following resources are listed in alphabetical order and will be updated as information is being received.

Contact the BDD Team

If you have questions for the DFW Business Diversity & Developement team, please send us an email.

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