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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise is a federal program that ensures equal opportunity in transportation contracting markets, addresses the effects of discrimination in transportation contracting, and promotes increased participation in federally funded contracts by small, socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, including minority and women owned enterprises.

Certification Applications

How to apply
The Small Business Development (SBD) Division of the Internal Services Department is pleased to announce that the Miami-Dade County Business Management Workforce System (BMWS) is now “live”.  BMWS is a new web-based software system that firms will be required to utilize to apply for or renew their Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and or Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certification(s).

To renew or apply for DBE and or ACDBE certification(s), you should follow the below steps:
1. Log into
2. Click the Renew/Apply for Certification link in the “Key Actions” box.
3. Select the options that are appropriate for your company.
4. Answer the eligibility questions.
5. Preview the document list and click the Continue button to the application.
6. Click on Process to complete each section.

A green arrow will indicate that the section is complete. All documents that are required will be listed on the document list of the online application.  

How to search for certified DBE/ACDBE firms
You should visit the Florida Unified Certified Program (UCP) Directory website. It will provide a searchable listing of all certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) firms eligible to perform work under the federal DBE Program.

Expansion Request
Currently certified firms looking to change or expand commodity code, ownership, business address, etc. must visit 

Change Request
Currently certified firms looking to make simple changes like telephone numbers, email address, fax numbers, web address, etc. must visit

It is strongly encouraged that you visit and click the “Training” tab to sign up for live webinars that are offered on an ongoing basis and are free of charge.  

For additional information, you may contact the Internal Services Department - Small Business Development Division at 305-375-3111 or email.

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