Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) participates in the Minnesota Unified Certification Program (MnUCP) for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE). A DBE is defined as a small business owned by one or more socially or economically disadvantaged individuals. For information about the program - including eligibility requirements - visit the MnUCP website.

The DBE designation is obtained by meeting the minimum requirements of 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 26 or 23. A business must be 51 percent or more owned and controlled by a woman, minority or socially and economically disadvantaged individual. For a listing of all of the requirements click on the Code of Federal Regulations link above.

The MAC DBE Program attaches to concession opportunities at Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey. A definition of a concession for purposes of the MAC’s DBE Program is part of the regulations.

MAC’s current DBE opportunities are listed as part of its online solicitations or at the state register for all construction projects. For information about Minnesota Department of Transportation or Metropolitan Council projects click on their respective links.

Learn more about MAC's policies and procedures in relation to its commitment to providing opportunities for DBE's by downloading the MAC's DBE Plan for Construction and Concessions.

Applying for DBE Status

The MnUCP is a one-stop shop for businesses that qualify as a DBE or wish to submit an application for DBE status. The MnUCP allows all Minnesota government agencies to accept your participation as a DBE on United States Department of Transportation federally-funded projects.

To apply online for certification, click this link: http://dbe-app.net. To download and print an application, click here.

Should you have questions, please contact:


Debra Johnson
Contract and EEO Specialist
612-726-8193
Debra.Johnson@mspmac.org