Small Business Certifications

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) is a legislatively mandated USDOT program that applies to Federal-aid highway dollars expended on federally-assisted contracts issued by USDOT recipients such as State Transportation Agencies (STAs). The U.S. Congress established the DBE program in 1982 to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts; help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts, and assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside of the DBE program.


The PA UCP provides “one stop shopping” for certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise on federally funded projects in Pennsylvania.


PA UCP Certifying Participants

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PHILADELPHIA international airport

DBE Program Office Executive Offices

Terminals D/E

3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19153

Tel: 215-937-1801


Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (septa)

DBE Program Office

1234 Market Street

11th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tel: 215-580-7278

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pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Bureau of Equal Opportunity

P.O. Box 3251

Harrisburg, PA 17105-3251

Tel: 717-787-5891 or 800-468-4201


Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

204 County Office Building

542 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Tel: 412-350-4309


Port Authority of Allegheny County

345 Sixth Avenue, 5th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2527

Tel: 412-566-5257