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Unified Certification Program

Alabama Unified Certification Program (ALUCP)

The Alabama Unified Certification Program (ALUCP) is a certification process mandated by 49 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) paragraph 26.81(g). The preceding citation authorizes the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs' combined DBE Directory within the state of Alabama. The ALUCP's purpose is to ensure that a business' DBE certification is accepted at member agencies that receive United States Department of Transportation funds and have authorized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs.

ALUCP certification allows a business the following enhancements to its contract opportunities:

  • Listing in a centralized DBE directory viewable on the internet
  • Receiving a Federal DBE Program certificate
  • Bidding as a DBE at all participating state agencies for all DOT transportation modes which includes aviation, highways, port authority, and public transportation

ALUCP Members

ALUCP Directory

The ALUCP is charged with the responsibility of certifying firms for the purpose of maintaining a database of certified DBEs for the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) grantees in the state of Alabama. This website provides a directory of DBE and Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) companies that are certified to conduct business in the state of Alabama. Companies may be searched for by Federal NAICS Code(s), or the type of work that they perform.

ALUCP DBE Certification Process

It is no longer necessary to apply for DBE certification at more than one of the member agencies. If you desire to be certified as a DBE in Alabama all of the following member agencies process DBE applications; however, some applications should be submitted to particular agencies.

If your firm performs or intend to perform work in highway, street, or bridge planning, design, major construction or maintenance related goods and services please send your application to ALDOT regardless of your location in Alabama.

If your firm performs or intend to perform work primarily as an Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) related goods and services and minor construction, please forward your application and supporting documentation to the Birmingham Airport Authority (BAA) or Huntsville Madison County Airport Authority(HMCAA).

If your firm performs or intend to perform work primarily in consultant, transit, or minor construction related goods and services, submit your DBE application to the agency identified in the paragraph below which is closest to you.

Alabama Department of Transportation
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
1409 Coliseum Blvd, Suite G-101
Montgomery, AL 36110
Alabama State Port Authority
Environmental & Program Management
PO Box 1588
Mobile, AL 36633
251-441-9395 fax
Birmingham Airport Authority
5900 Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
205-599-0538 fax
Wave Transit System
110 Beauregard Street
Suite 104
Mobile, AL 36602
251-344-6600 Ext. 225
Huntsville Madison County Airport Authority
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd.
Box 20008
Huntsville, AL 35824
256-258-1873 fax

Once your application and supporting documentation has been submitted a ALUCP member will then contact you to schedule an on-site interview. The interview will be conducted with yourself as the firm’s owner(s) at your business. However, on-site interviews can be conducted at project sites on which your firm is presently working. Firms located outside of Alabama must first obtain DBE certification in their home-state. If your firm is certified in its home-state and applying for DBE certification in Alabama your on- site interview will be requested from your home-state.

Maintaining ALUCP Certification

Upon receiving DBE certification it is imperative that you send in all of the following documentation to the ALUCP agency which certified your firm to maintain certification on an annual basis.

For additional information regarding the ALUCP DBE Program please contact any ALUCP member listed above.

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Alabama Department of Transportation

The Alabama Department of Transportation, one of Alabama’s largest state agencies, is responsible for 11,000 miles of roadway and over 5,700 bridges that make up Alabama’s state, U.S. and interstate highway system. ALDOT employs over 4,700 workers in division and district offices positioned across Alabama and administrative offices in Montgomery.

ALDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally-sound transportation system for all users, especially the taxpayers of Alabama. ALDOT also facilitates economic and social development and prosperity through the efficient movement of people and goods, and by facilitating intermodal connections within Alabama.

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Birmingham Airport Authority

The Birmingham Airport Authority (BAA) was established in June of 1986. Led by an eight-member board and overseen by President/CEO, Al Denson, BAA is responsible for the administration, operation, growth and development of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Alabama’s largest airport serving the Greater Birmingham area and surrounding Southeastern cities. Offering more than 130 daily flights to over 56 cities throughout the United States, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) presently ranks in the country’s top 75 airports in terms of passengers served annually.

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Port of Huntsville

The Port of Huntsville is an inland port facility that is comprised of three operating entities – Huntsville International Airport, International Intermodal Center, and Jetplex Industrial Park which provides a multi-modal transportation system to a diverse customer base and stimulates the economic development and growth of the Tennessee Valley Region. Huntsville International Airport serves an 18-county region, which encompasses 12 counties in North Alabama and six counties in south central Tennessee. Passenger service is provided by six commercial airlines with more than 80 passenger flights per day to 11 non-stop destinations. Over 1.2 million customers are served annually. The International Intermodal Center provides a single hub location that delivers world-class, multi-modal services and facilities. Nationwide rail service is provided by Norfolk Southern. Huntsville is the only airport in the state of Alabama to have scheduled international flights. Panalpina provides weekly scheduled flights between Huntsville and Europe, Mexico, Asia and South America. The Jetplex Industrial Park sits on approximately 4,000 acres and is home to nearly 30 major corporations, including Siemens VDO, The Boeing Company, Raytheon, International Diesel and others. The property in the Jetplex Industrial Park is especially attractive to businesses serving both domestic and international markets due to its proximity to Huntsville International Airport and the International Intermodal Center, as well as its location within Foreign Trade Zone No. 83.

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Alabama State Port Authority

The Port of Mobile is currently ranked the 9th largest port in the nation in overall waterborne foreign trade by cargo volume. Located just 32 miles from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Port of Mobile handled more than 67 million tons of cargo in 2008. The Port of Mobile’s full service, public seaport terminals are owned by the Alabama State Port Authority handling container, general cargo, dry and liquid bulk, frozen poultry, and oversized and heavy lift cargoes. Since 2000, the Alabama State Port Authority has invested over $600 million in port improvement programs. The Alabama State Port Authority’s terminals are connected to two interstate systems (I-10 and I-65) and five Class I railroads- CSX, Canadian National, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (Alabama & Gulf Coat Railroad), Norfolk Southern and Kansas City Southern. The Port Authority is home to the C.G. Railway, which provides waterborne rail service every four days to Coatzacoalcos, Mexico (Vera Cruz Region). The Authority’s terminals also connect to two interstate systems and to nearly 15,000 miles of inland and Intracoastal waterways providing shippers with low cost water access to ports along the Gulf of Mexico, the Tennessee, the Ohio, and Upper Mississippi river systems. The transportation assets coupled with a favorable labor market and community-state-federal support make the Port of Mobile one of the nation’s fastest growing ports.

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Wave Transit System

Transit Management of Mobile dba The Wave Transit System (The Wave) is the public transportation provider for the City of Mobile Alabama. It is the mission of The Wave “To excel in the provision of safe, reliable, cost-efficient and market-focused public transportation that supports the social, economic and environmental goals of the customers and community we serve". The Wave currently employs over 140 individuals.

The Wave provides public transportation service to approximately one million riders annually covering an average of 115,000 revenue miles. The Wave is composed of two (2) public transportation services; 1).Fixed Route and 2). Brokered transportation. The fixed route service consist of (14) fourteen routes operating Monday through Saturday from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Route NumberRoute
1Airport Blvd
5Highway 45
7Dauphin Street
9Broad Street
11Dauphin Island Parkway
12Highway 90/Tillmans Corner
18Cottage Hill/USA
19Schillinger/Airport Blvd Neighborhood Circulator
20Tillmans Corner Neighborhood Circulator
moda!Downtown Trolley

The Brokered Transportation service (also know as the Mobility Assistance Program- M.A.P.) is an on-demand service that allows eligible clients to make reservation to be picked up and taken to their various appointment. Hours of operation are the same as the Fixed Route service 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Since 2007 The Wave has made great strides in transit enhancements to include:

  • Design and painting of 16’x 40’mural for the GM&O Transportation Center
  • Installation of thirty-four (34) new bus shelters
  • Construction of a 25’x 6’ bus shelter in Historic Downtown Mobile
  • Purchase of eight (8) 29’ Gillig buses and two (2) 35’ Gillig buses.
  • Automated Ticket Machine

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