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Woman and Minority Owned Business Enterprise Policy and Program

  • Who is eligible to participate as a Women or Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (W/MBE) on Authority-funded contracts?
    A business certified as a W/MBE by Hillsborough County, City of Tampa, State of Florida Dept. of Management Services Office of Supplier Diversity or certified as a DBE with the Florida Unified Certification Program will be eligible to participate.

  • How do I become certified as a W/MBE?
    By contacting Hillsborough County, City of Tampa, or the State of Florida Department of Management Services Office of Supplier Diversity.

  • If I am currently certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), do I have to become W/MBE certified?
    No. If you are currently certified as a DBE through the Florida Unified Certification Program pursuant to 49 CFR Part 26, you will be eligible to participate on Authority contracts as a W/MBE.

  • Does my W/MBE certification expire or will I have to renew my certification annually?
    You will need to contact the certifying agency that issued your W/MBE certification for information regarding renewals. The Authority will only accept current certifications.

  • Who do I contact if I have a question about the Authority’s DBE and W/MBE program?
    You can contact the DBE Program Office at (813) 870-8738 or

Hillsborough County Aviation Authority collects social security numbers for the following purposes to include but not limited to: classification of accounts; identification and verification; DBE Certification * ; security threat assessment; criminal history verification; billing and payments; data collection; tracking; benefits processing; tax reporting; and employment related purposes to include (background checks, drug screening, verification of educational credentials, prior military service and past employment, credit score verification, I-9 verification, new hire and unemployment reporting, Workers Compensation reporting, payroll processing and reporting, and any other legitimate employment related purposes). Social security numbers are also used as a unique numeric identifier and may be used for search purposes.

* = DBE records are exempt from public disclosure per Federal Regulations.


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