Department of Supplier Diversity (DSD)

Department of Supplier Diversity (DSD)

The mission of the Department of Supplier Diversity is to promote regional economic development through the maximum utilization of small, local, minority and women-owned businesses in the contracting opportunities of The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Through the functions of outreach, certification, and contract compliance, the DSD has lead responsibility for the implementation of the Authority's small business programs.

The Authority's Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (LDBE) Program is sought on all contracts that are non federally-funded, and its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs is sought on federally-funded contracts and concession opportunities. DSD fosters Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE) participation through the Authority's policy of voluntary MBE/WBE participation.

For assistance, please contact the Department of Supplier Diversity at (703) 417-8660 or 


Notice: New Supplier Diversity Management System Effective November 1, 2016

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's Department of Supplier Diversity is pleased to announce a new Supplier Diversity Management System.

To access the system, please visit If you are currently DBE/ACDBE and/or LDBE certified with the Airports Authority, your firm is already in the system and an account exists. Click the Account Lookup link to obtain your login. If you are a new firm, please create an account.

The system allows vendors the ability to register easily and apply for the Airports Authority’s DBE/ACDBE and LDBE Programs, update contact information, look-up certified firms as well as additional functionalities. The following key features will be included:

  • Enhanced online Directory, with key-word search capabilities
  • Tracking certification applications from submission to completion
  • Electronic Certification Applications and renewal processes

Effective November 1, 2016 all certification applications must be submitted through the new system. 


Airports Authority Resources

Listed below are resources for small business opportunities with the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Dulles Toll Road, and Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (Silver Line).