DBE Program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise regulation, 49 CFR Part 26, went into effect on March 4, 1999 and Part 23 went into effect on April 22, 2005. John Wayne Airport is required to develop and implement a DBE program in compliance with 49 CFR Parts 23 and 26.


DBE Program - Construction
Larry Serafini
Deputy Airport Director, Facilities
(949) 252-5270

ACDBE Program - Airport Concessions
David Pfeiffer
Deputy Airport Director, Business Development
(949) 252-5291

For information about JWA's DBE Disparity study, click here.

The public is invited to a DBE Stakeholder’s meeting on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, from 9:00am to 10:00am, in JWA’s Airport Commission Room, located at 3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive input regarding John Wayne Airport’s three-year DBE Goal. We invite you to participate to discuss the proposed goal, as well as the availability of potential DBEs for the Airport’s upcoming projects. DBE goals have now been set for federally funded projects that include construction and professional services for the period October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022. Click here to view JWA's overall DBE goals for Federal Fiscal Years 2020 through 2022.

For information about the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, including the Unified Certification Program, please visit: https://dot.ca.gov/programs/business-and-economic-opportunity/dbe

For information about Programs and Technical Assistance Resources provided by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), please view USDOT-OSDBU Technical Assistance Brochure