§ 23.1 - What are the objectives of this part?
This part seeks to achieve several objectives:
(a) To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of opportunities for concessions by airports receiving DOT financial assistance;
(b) To create a level playing field on which ACDBEs can compete fairly for opportunities for concessions;
(c) To ensure that the Department's ACDBE program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
(d) To ensure that only firms that fully meet this part's eligibility standards are permitted to participate as ACDBEs;
(e) To help remove barriers to the participation of ACDBEs in opportunities for concessions at airports receiving DOT financial assistance; and
(f) To provide appropriate flexibility to airports receiving DOT financial assistance in establishing and providing opportunities for ACDBEs.