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Project Goals

Project goals are assigned to all City and County of Denver construction projects. Depending on the project, these goals may include Small Business Enterprise (SBE) goals, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) goals, and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) goals.

Factors considered before setting goals:

  • Known availability and capacity of MWBE/SBE/EBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBECs in specific industry groups.
  • Committee members' personal knowledge of the industry.

Project goals will be assigned to procurements that fall under the covered goods and services of the Purchasing Ordinance. For more information regarding the covered goods and services, please refer to the Purchasing Ordinance.

No goals will be assigned to Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) projects. The City will offer projects restricted for bidding only for EBEs and provide free technical assistance to firms. For more information, please refer to the
SBE & EBE section of this website.

The following committees assist the City with establishing MBE/WBE and DBE goals and SBE Participation on project(s) under the Defined Selection Pool:

Denver has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 26.

We have established a tri-annual goal of 13.25% DBE participation goal for Federal Fiscal Years 2014-2016 on its FAA-assisted contracts.

The Program and rationale used in developing the goal are available for review at:

Program Rationale Online

Division of Small Business Opportunity
201 W. Colfax, Dept. 208
Denver, CO 80202
Denver International Airport
8500 Pena Blvd., Suite 7810
Denver, CO  80249

Public comments should be sent to:  FAA Civil Rights Office, 1601 Lind Ave., S.W., Renton, WA, 98055-4056.