US DOT Unified Certification Program
In March 1999, the DBE regulation, 49 CFR Part 26, required states to establish a Unified Certification Program to provide "one-stop shopping" for firms seeking DBE/ACDBE certification. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program is designed to ensure there is an equal opportunity for socially and economically disadvantaged firms to compete for Department of Transportation (DOT) contracts.
PA Unified Certification Program (UCP)
The purpose of the PA UCP DBE Certification Website is to provide "one-stop shopping" for firms seeking certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26. The PAUCP makes all certification decisions on behalf of all agencies and organizations in the Commonwealth with respect to participation in the DBE Program. In other words, firms certified as a DBE with the PAUCP are eligible to participate on any Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration funded contract as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.
PennDOT along with the listed certifying group are members of the PA UCP who process DBE Certifications. Questions or requests for information regarding DBE firms certified through PennDOT, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective DBE/ACDBEs seeking certification can submit an application and supporting documentation to any one of the following five certifying agencies:
Certifying Agency Names||
DBE Program Office
1234 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Bureau of Equal Opportunity P.O. Box 3251
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3251
Department of Equity and Inclusion 542 Forbes Avenue,
204 County Office Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Website: Allegheny County
Philadelphia International Airport||Office of Business Diversity |
8500 Essington Avenue
Terminal E - 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Website: Philadelphia International Airport
Port Authority of Allegheny County||Office of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise & Diverse Business Heinz 57 Center 345 Sixth Avenue, Floor 5 |
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Website: Port Authority of Allegheny County