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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 - FY23-FY25 brochure.

Current Business Opportunities

The Commission intends to grant to a qualified and responsible Offeror (“Company”) a contract for Human Resources Consulting & Related Services. Generally, the Company shall provide consulting in human resources services associated with recruitment, payroll, employee benefits, workers compensation, HR compliance, HRIS systems, learning management, compensation benchmarks & studies, process mapping, performance management and other related services as needed.

The contractor shall provide all labor, supervision, equipment, tools, materials, and incidentals necessary for the replacement of existing window systems, exterior doors, and new flashing at the openings on the first floor at the end of Concourse B. There will be existing masonry to be removed and installed back in place, new curtainwall systems, new exterior door and hardware, and new flashing and accessories at openings.

The Commission seeks the following Air Service Development Services to recruit sustainable domestic and international air service. The selected Offeror shall perform all tasks under the resulting agreement in accordance with generally accepted standards and shall provide the Commission with the best possible advice and service within the Contractor’s authority and capacity.  The scope of work may include, but not be limited to, the following:

A. Strategic planning.
B. New market case development for domestic routes.
C. New market case development for international routes.
D. Traffic and revenue forecasts.
E. Presentations to airlines.
F. Leakage analysis.
G. Feasibility studies.
H. Air service development grant applications.
I. Development of Airport, local, state, and federal incentive programs.
J. Community outreach and team building.
K. Master Plan and Plan of Finance forecasts for passenger activity.

For business opportunities with the Commission, contact us.

Bid documents are available for download from eVA, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s online electronic procurement system at https://eva.virginia.gov.

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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The 3rd annual P.O.W.E.R. Together Opportunities Forum was held on November 8, 2023, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center (GRCC), 403 North 3rd Street, Richmond, Virginia. This event was an opportunity to learn about contracting opportunities at the Airport, to support supplier diversity, and to network with industry professionals.

To view the full P.O.W.E.R. Together Business Opportunities presentation, please visit here.

For a list of upcoming business opportunities, download RIC's Business Opportunities - FY23-FY25 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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