Press Room


Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:02

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Ontario International Airport Authority 
Administration Building First Floor Conference Room 1923 E. Avion Ave. 
Ontario, CA 91761 
6:00PM - 8:00PM 

The Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs are two legislatively mandated USDOT programs that apply to Federal-aid dollars expended on federally-assisted contracts issued by USDOT recipients such as the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA).  
The U.S Congress established these programs to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts, to help remove barriers to the participation of ACDBEs/DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts, and to assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace. 

The ownership of Ontario International Airport (ONT) transferred from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) on November 1, 2016. As such, the OIAA is required to establish ACDBE and DBE programs and participation goals, to be updated every three fiscal years. The OIAA is required to meet it participation goals, or show that it used good faith efforts to meet its goals, annually. The OIAA DBE program for FY 2017-2019 was adopted by the airport commission in April of 2017. The ACDBE program for FY 2018-2020 will be presented for adoption to the airport commission in September of 2017.  The goals for both programs are calculated based upon the relative availability of DBE/ACDBE certified firms as compared to all firms in the relevant geographic market area for ONT. 
The adopted DBE program and proposed ACDBE program are available for review online at under “Business Opportunities”.  For questions, contact Amy Goethals at (909) 544-5427.
The OIAA invites your testimony or written comments. Written comments can be submitted in advance of the public meeting. In order that all viewpoints may be heard by the OIAA at the public meeting, testimony at the public meeting will be limited in length to three minutes. 
E-mail or mail written communications to:
Ontario International Airport Authority Amy Goethals - ACDBE/DBE Liaison  1923 E. Avion Ave. 
Ontario, CA 91761 
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Ontario International Airport Authority does not discriminate. The meeting facility and its parking are wheelchair accessible. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request no later than three working days (72 hours) prior to the meeting by calling Amy Goethals at (909) 544-5427.