It is the policy of the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) to encourage and afford opportunities to a diverse supplier base, while ensuring that the Authority receives the highest quality products and services at the most economical costs. The DRBA has established a Supplier Diversity Program within the constraints of current resources to advocate, coordinate and promulgate a level playing field for every qualified firm that seeks its business.
In 2009, the DRBA adopted the Official Supplier Diversity Policy and Program, enhancing business opportunities for disadvantaged, minority and women-owned companies.
>> DRBA Supplier Diversity Policy (Resolution 09-25)
The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) has received financial assistance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for projects related to DRBA airport facilities. As a condition of receiving this assistance, the DRBA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, 49 CFR Part 26. It has been and remains the policy of the DRBA to ensure that DBEs, as defined by 49 CFR Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in the Authority’s FAA-assisted contracts.
The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) is a signatory member of the Unified Certification Program (UCP) in both Delaware and New Jersey. Accordingly, the DRBA does not administer Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certifications but recognizes the DBE certifications from the UCPs of Delaware and New Jersey. For more information regarding DBE certification, please visit:
Recognized MBE/WBE Certifications
The DRBA does not administer Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certifications, but recognizes the MBE and WBE certifications from the State of Delaware and the State of New Jersey. For more information regarding MBE and WBE certification, please visit:
DBE and MBE/WBE Directories
Are you looking for directories of certified DBEs, or MBEs and WBEs? For more information, please visit:
If you are in need of further assistance searching for certified DBEs, or MBEs and WBEs, please contact the DRBA Supplier Diversity Manager at 302-571-6353.
DRBA DBE Goals for 2020-2022