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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Supplier diversity is a priority for the Capital Region Airport Commission, owner and operator of Richmond International Airport (RIC). It is our policy to promote, facilitate and aggressively seek the participation of small, local, minority and woman-owned businesses in all Commission contracts and procurements for the airport.

We implement community programs and equip our suppliers with information and resources in an effort to create a transparent environment for airport contracting, and we are committed to implementing practices that are fair, inclusive and accessible to the community.

At its pre-pandemic peak in 2019, RIC moved nearly 4.4 million visitors through its gates. Today, as passenger traffic recovers and cargo capabilities grow to meet the demand for essential supplies and e-commerce, the airport continues to play a vital role in the regional economy for Central Virginia. Why not play a part in airport's - and thus the region's - future?

The Commission purchases a multitude of goods and services that are necessary to continue to run RIC operations smoothly. For business opportunities with the Commission, contact us.

For a list of upcoming business opportunities, download RIC's Business Opportunities - FY22 brochure.

Current Business Opportunities

The Planner and Airport Art Consultant must develop a three- to five-year Master Plan which will guide the Commission with the expansion and ongoing coordination of the Art in the Airport program. The successful Offeror (Contractor) will also have experience commissioning art and handling art curation.  It is the intent of the Commission to establish an agreement with the firm best suited to meet the needs and requirements of the Commission. The expected term of the resulting contract will be one (1) year with four (4) one-year renewal options, at the sole discretion of the Commission.

The Capital Region Airport Commission requests proposals from experienced, qualified, and interested firms to provide Management Services for the Airport’s Indoor Advertising Program at Richmond International Airport.  This RFP is for a management agreement principally involving the advertising concept, design and sales of an advertising program at Richmond International Airport.  The overall goal of the RFP is to provide all Airport users with an aesthetically pleasing environment that reflects state of the art advertising concepts and utilizes space in such a manner as to optimize advertising effectiveness and revenue generation.

The scope of this project is to furnish and deliver Airfield Chemicals at Richmond International Airport.  The Commission is responsible for the snow removal on the runways and taxiways of Richmond International Airport during the snow season.  This will allow the Commission to maintain and replenish Airfield Chemicals as needed.

For business opportunities with the Commission, contact us.

How to Register

We encourage all of our current and potential suppliers to register with the eVA, the State of Virginia's online procurement service. Once registered, suppliers can choose to receive e-mail notifications about business opportunities at RIC, which are posted on eVA's self-service portal.

Registered users will automatically receive electronic notifications of opportunities. To view Business Opportunities for the Capital Region Airport Commission only, click on the "Advanced Search" button and select "Capital Region Airport Commission” from the "Agency/Entity" drop-down.

Registration assistance is available from eVA Customer Care at 866-289-7367 or 804-371-2525, or by email at eVACustomerCare@dgs.virginia.gov.

Supplier Diversity

For many years, the Capital Region Airport Commission has demonstrated its commitment to supplier diversity by providing meaningful opportunities for small, women-owned and minority-owned (SWaM) businesses and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) to secure a variety of airport contracts.

 

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On November 17, 2021, the Capital Region Airport Commission hosted the P.O.W.E.R. Together Business Opportunities Forum at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The Commission encouraged small, disadvantaged, or woman-owned businesses to join us to meet airport buyers, concessionaires, and contractors and learn about upcoming opportunities and project goals.

For the full P.O.W.E.R. Together Business Opportunities presentation, visit here.

For a list of upcoming business opportunities, download RIC's Business Opportunities - FY22 brochure.

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
The Commission has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program to meet U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) DBE Program regulatory requirements and to increase opportunities for businesses seeking contracts with Richmond International Airport.  The DBE Program applies to capital improvement projects at the airport that are funded in whole or in part by the USDOT/Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Qualified DBE firms can participate in these projects as prime contractors and/or subcontractors. The Commission encourages all firms that may be eligible to be certified as a DBE according to the requirements of 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 26 to seek such certification.

AIRPORT CONCESSION DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
The Commission has established an Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program to meet U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) ACDBE Program regulatory requirements and to increase opportunities for businesses seeking concessions contracts at Richmond International Airport. The ACDBE Program applies to airport concessions and certain management contracts. Qualified ACDBE firms are eligible to participate as prime concessionaires, subconcessionaires, joint venture partners, and suppliers of goods and services to concession operators. The Commission encourages all firms that may be eligible to be certified as an ACDBE according to the requirements of 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23 to seek such certification.

HOW TO APPLY FOR DBE OR ACDBE CERTIFICATION
The Virginia Unified Certification Program includes two certifying agencies: The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity or the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). DBE and ACDBE certification by either of these agencies is accepted throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

To request information or to apply for either DBE or ACDBE certification, please contact:

Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
101 N. 14th Street, 11th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-786-6585; Toll-free: 1-888-792-6323
www.sbsd.virginia.gov

or

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Department of Supplier Diversity
1 Aviation Circle
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 703-417-8625
www.mwaa.com/business/department-supplier-diversity-dsd

The Commission’s current DBE and ACDBE Programs:
The Commission's current Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Policy and Goals may be found here.
The Commission's current Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program Policy and Goals may be found here.

Below is a recap of Richmond International Airport participation with SWaM (Small, Women-owned and Minority-owned Businesses) and DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) companies for capital expenditures, goods & services and concessions.

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2021 RIC SWAM/DBE Participation

Richmond International Airport - February 2021
Richmond International Airport - January 2021

2020 RIC SWAM/DBE Participation

Richmond International Airport - July 2020
Richmond International Airport - June 2020
Richmond International Airport - May 2020
Richmond International Airport - January 2020

2019 RIC SWAM/DBE Participation

Richmond International Airport - December 2019
Richmond International Airport - September 2019
Richmond International Airport - August 2019
Richmond International Airport - July 2019
Richmond International Airport - June 2019
Richmond International Airport - May 2019
Richmond International Airport - April 2019
Richmond International Airport - March 2019
Richmond International Airport - February 2019
Richmond International Airport - January 2019

2018 RIC SWAM/DBE Participation
Richmond International Airport - October 2018
Richmond International Airport - September 2018
Richmond International Airport - August 2018
Richmond International Airport - July 2018
Richmond International Airport - June 2018
Richmond International Airport - May 2018
Richmond International Airport - March 2018
Richmond International Airport - February 2018
Richmond International Airport - January 2018

2017 RIC SWAM/DBE Participation
Richmond International Airport - December 2017
Richmond International Airport - October 2017
Richmond International Airport - September 2017
Richmond International Airport - August 2017
Richmond International Airport - July 2017
Richmond International Airport - June 2017
Richmond International Airport - May 2017
Richmond International Airport - April 2017
Richmond International Airport - March 2017
Richmond International Airport - February 2017
Richmond International Airport - January 2017

2016 RIC SWAM/DBE Participation
Richmond International Airport - December 2016
Richmond International Airport - October 2016
Richmond International Airport - September 2016
Richmond International Airport - August 2016
Richmond International Airport - July 2016
Richmond International Airport - June 2016
Richmond International Airport - May 2016
Richmond International Airport - April 2016
Richmond International Airport - March 2016
Richmond International Airport - February 2016
Richmond International Airport - January 2016

2015 RIC SWAM/DBE Participation
Richmond International Airport - October 2015
Richmond International Airport - August 2015
Richmond International Airport - July 2015
Richmond International Airport - May 2015
Richmond International Airport - April 2015
Richmond International Airport - March 2015
Richmond International Airport - February 2015

Fair

Maintaining fair and open processes is a routine part of how we do business. Our efforts promote equal business opportunities to qualified companies, thereby increasing the quantity of contracts awarded to SWaMs and DBEs each year.

Inclusive

We have prioritized our commitment to fostering equal opportunities for diverse suppliers. Throughout the year, we promote a wide array of projects and conduct a competitive bidding process that includes small businesses.

Accessible

Periodically, the Commission hosts a Business Opportunity Forum. By providing public forums to help current and potential suppliers better understand and participate in the bidding process, we have increased the pool of qualified SWaM and DBE bidders.

Download the Supplier Diversity brochure for more information.

If you are interested in contracting or concession opportunities at RIC, we encourage you to download our guide to contracting and concession opportunities at RIC brochure to learn about and participate in RIC’s competitive bidding process.

Click here for a recap of Richmond International Airport participation with SWaM (Small, Women-owned and Minority-owned Businesses) and DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) companies for capital expenditures, goods & services and concessions.

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