Business Diversity and Development
TAIT assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex or creed as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and the Section 520 of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982 be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. TAIT further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs are federally funded or not. Anytime communities may be impacted by programs or activities every effort will be made to involve their leaders and the general public in the decision making process. Awards of contracting, concessionaires, and leases are made without regard for race, color, national origin, sex or creed. TAIT requires Title VI assurances from each tenant, contractor, and concessionaire providing an activity, service or facility at the airport under lease, contract or franchise from the airport. TAIT also requires that such tenants, contractors, and concessionaires require Title VI assurances of their subcontractors. The HR Director is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing required reports and other responsibilities as required by 49 CFR 21.
The Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (hereafter “TAIT”), sponsor of Tulsa International Airport (TUL) and Tulsa Riverside Airport (RVS), has established Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26 and Part 23. TAIT receives Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, TAIT has signed assurances that it will comply with the federal regulations and ensure that DBEs have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts.
The following links provide an overview of the airport’s DBE and ACDBE programs and resources for businesses looking for more information.