BUSINESSOPPORTUNITIES

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

PROFESSIONAL AERONAUTICAL AND LAND USE PLANNING CONSULTING SERVICES - RFP #18-2331

The Capital Region Airport Commission requests proposals from interested, qualified, professional firms to provide professional aeronautical and land use planning consulting services to the Commission. 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 services will be administered by the Commission’s President and Chief Executive Officer and designated staff and will commence following the execution of a contract.

EAST SIDE AOA SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS - IFB #18-2332

The East Side AOA Security Enhancements project at Richmond International Airport involves the construction of approximately 5,700 LF of conduits with pull boxes for fiber cables installation from existing Gate (N5) at Huntsman Road to East Fiber Center at Ramp 3. It also includes Gate automation and security infrastructure setup at (2) locations – Existing Gate (N9) in the vicinity of East Side Road, New Ramp 1 Gate (E7); Modifications to existing security infrastructure at (2) locations – Gate (N5) at Huntsman Road, and Gate (E12) at Invader Road; and low visibility high definition cameras for Runway 16-34 and Runway 2-20 Views along northern AOA fence and at Gate N9 for East Side Lane.

AIR SERVICE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES - RFP #18-2333

The Capital Region Airport Commission requests proposals from qualified and experienced firms to provide Air Service Development Services to the Commission, which owns and operates the Richmond International Airport, on a task order basis pursuant to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth in or referred to in this Request for Proposals.  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 services will be administered by the Commission’s President and Chief Executive Officer and designated staff and will commence following the execution of a contract.

AIRPORT MAINTENANCE FACILITY (AMF) GENERATOR REPLACEMENT - IFB #18-2334

The Airport Maintenance Facility (AMF) Generator Replacement project at Richmond International Airport involves providing all labor and material for the replacement of the Airport Maintenance Facility (AMF) generator as required by the specifications. This is to be considered a turnkey operation to remove the old generator and replace with new. Including all incidentals to hook up to the existing transfer switch.

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 eVACustomerCare@dgs.virginia.gov.

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.

AIRPORT CONCESSION DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
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.

HOW TO APPLY FOR DBE OR ACDBE 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
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:

Resources

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.

TRADE ORGANIZATIONS:

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

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE:

Crater Procurement Assistance Center

Virginia Small Business Development Center

Richmond, Virginia Office of Minority Business Development

USDOT Short Term Lending Program

DBE, ACDBE AND SWAM DIRECTORIES:

Virginia Unified Certification Program DBE/ACDBE Directory

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

National DBE/ACDBE Directory

CERTIFICATION ASSISTANCE:

Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

FEDERAL DBE AND ACDBE PROGRAM INFORMATION

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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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

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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