Our airport moves over three million visitors through its gates annually and plays a vital role in the Central Virginia regional economy. Why not play a part in Central Virginia’s future?

The Capital Region Airport Commission, owner and operator of the airport, purchases goods and services throughout the year. Procurement, consulting, commercial development and other services are necessary to continue to run our operations smoothly. This presentation, How We Purchase Goods and Services, illustrates the Commission's purchasing process.

We are committed to increasing and promoting fair and equal business opportunities to qualified companies, and encourage small, minority- and women-owned firms to participate (see our Supplier Diversity page).

For a list of upcoming business opportunities for fiscal year 2017-2018, download RIC's Business Opportunities FY18 - FY20 brochure.

Current Business Opportunities


The Airport is seeking a roofing contractor or general contractor with a qualified roofing subcontractor to provide labor and materials to reroof the existing public parking garage elevator towers. The work consists but is not limited to, tear off and disposal of existing membrane roofing system, inspection of existing roof decking and installation of new membrane roofing system in accordance with enclosed specifications and drawings.


The Concourse A Extension Passenger Boarding Bridges project at Richmond International Airport involves providing and installing 6 new passenger boarding bridges on the new Concourse A Extension and the removal and disposal of an existing passenger boarding bridge at existing Gate A6 and replacement with an on-site Commission owned passenger boarding bridge. All work, including but not limited to, demolition, new construction, site work, utilities and all other systems as described in the documents attached to this IFB shall be included in the bid.

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 the airport, which are posted on eVA's self-service portal.

This web-based vendor registration and purchasing system allows state agencies, colleges, universities and many local governments to use eVA to conduct all purchasing and sourcing activities for goods and services.

Once registered, you are set to receive electronic notifications. 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

Supplier Diversity

For more than a decade, the Richmond International Airport 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. An important aspect of ensuring the diversity of our supplier base is creating awareness about business opportunities at the airport through this website and community outreach and education efforts.

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

Supplier Diversity Program logo

Community Outreach

The airport's commitment to supplier diversity is a priority for RIC president and CEO Jon Mathiasen. A former member of the Diversity Committee of the American Association of Airport Executives, Mathiasen takes a hands-on role in diversity awareness training for management staff and ensures that the airport honors its policies with every program.

To recognize the airport's commitment to community outreach related to supplier diversity, the Metropolitan Business League of Richmond awarded the Capital Region Airport Commission the 2012 Vision of Excellence Award. The award recognizes businesses that promote economic prosperity in Virginia through leadership, education, training and advocacy for small, women-owned minority-owned businesses.

The Commission also received a 2013 Airport Minority Advisory Council “Award of the Organization – Regional Airports” that recognized the airport’s efforts to enable DBEs and other small enterprises to participate in highly competitive business opportunities. Those opportunities ranged from runway lighting and paving to major concessions, ground transportation and master planning, as well as a wide range of goods and services that support the airport’s daily activities.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

The Commission’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program applies to capital improvement projects at Richmond International Airport that are funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)/Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Qualified DBE firms are eligible to participate as prime contractors and/or subcontractors on these federally funded contracts. 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.

The Commission’s Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program applies to airport concessions and certain management contracts at Richmond International Airport. Qualified ACDBE firms are eligible to participate as prime concessionaires and/or subconcessionaires. 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.

The Commission, owner and operator of Richmond International Airport, does not certify firms, but accepts DBE certifications and ACDBE certifications of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity or the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. DBE and ACDBE certification by either of these Unified Certification Program 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


Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Department of Supplier Diversity
1 Aviation Circle
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 703-417-8625

The Commission’s current DBE and ACDBE Programs:


The Capital Region Airport Commission is committed to increasing and promoting fair business opportunities to qualified companies. We believe that the relationship between the Commission and our vendors is very important and mutually beneficial. Below you will find resources for companies seeking business opportunities with the Commission, companies seeking DBE, ACDBE and other small business partners, and resources for certification and business assistance.


Airport Minority Advisory Council

Black Business Alliance of Virginia

Central Virginia Business & Construction Association (CVBCA)

Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce (VACC)

Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council


Crater Procurement Assistance Center

Virginia Small Business Development Center

Richmond, Virginia Office of Minority Business Development

USDOT Short Term Lending Program


Virginia Unified Certification Program DBE/ACDBE Directory

Commonwealth of Virginia Small, Women, and Minority (SWaM) Owned Business Directory

National DBE/ACDBE Directory


Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority


Frequently Asked Questions on ACDBE Program Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions on DBE Program Regulations

49 CFR Part 26

49 CFR Part 23

SWaM and DBE

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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2018 RIC SWAM/DBE Participation

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2017 RIC SWAM/DBE Participation
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2016 RIC SWAM/DBE Participation
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2015 RIC SWAM/DBE Participation
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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.


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.


Each year, we host 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 concessionaire opportunities at RIC, we encourage you to download our guide to contracting and concessionaire 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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