Florida DBE Certification

Florida DBE Certification Resource Guide

The U. S. Department of Transportation mandates that recipients of federal financial assistance must participate in a statewide UCP (Unified Certification Program).  The UCP is meant to be a “one-stop” shop for all firms seeking the Florida DBE certification in a state. Once certified by a member the statewide UCP, a firm is certified throughout the state.

Florida DBE Certification  UCP

Florida’s UCP came into effect in July 2005. Members of Florida’s UCP come in two forms – certifying members and non-certifying members. Certifying members are those members which actually process Florida DBE Certification applications and certify firms as DBE (or ACDBEs). Non-certifying members are members who receive federal transporation dollars and utilize DBE company to statisfy their small business goals. Non-certifying members do not process Florida DBE Certification applications.

DBE Certification Florida: Road, highway and bridge

If your firm engages or intends to engage in road, highway or bridge planning design, construction or maintenance related goods and services you should submit your Florida DBE application to the Florida Department of Transporation (FDOT), regardless of where your firm is located in Florida. Submit applications to FDOT at:

Florida Department of Transportation

605 Suwannee Street, MS 65

Tallahassee FL 32399-0450

DBE Certification Florida: Airport related goods

If your firm engages or intends to engage in airport related goods and services, including concessions, you should submit your DBE application to the FAA Certifying Member located closest to your primary business or with whom you already have an ongoing contractual relationship. FAA Certifying Members include the following:

Melbourne Airport Authority

Hillsborough County Aviation Authority

Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority

Miami Dade County

Jacksonville Airport Authority

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport

Key West International & Florida Keys Marathon Airport

Palm Beach International Airport

Panama City-Bay County Airport & Industrial District

If your firm engages or intends to engage in transit related goods and services you should submit your Florida DBE Certification application to the FTA Certifying Member located closest to your primary business or with whom you already have an ongoing contractual relationship. FTA Certifying Members in Florida  who handle the Florida DBE Certification application are the following:

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

LYNX. Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority

Escambia County Area Transit

Collier Area Transit

Charlotte County Transit

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Sarasota County Transportation Authority

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority

Manatee County Area Transit

Space Coast Area Transit

Palm Tran

Hillsborough Transit Authority

For help with your Florida DBE Certification application you can contact us at 305.260.1039.