Small Business Networking – DBEs and Involvement with the Allegheny County Airport Authority
General Works Package – Request for Bids
The Allegheny County Airport Authority is releasing a bid for “General Works Package” on Monday, September 20, 2021. Separate and sealed Bids will be received electronically at https://flypittsburgh.bonfirehub.com/ on behalf of the Department of Procurement, Allegheny County Airport Authority, Pittsburgh International Airport, Landside Terminal, 4th Floor Mezzanine, PO Box 12370, Pittsburgh, PA 15231-0370. If your company is not currently registered to submit bids electronically, please visit https://flypittsburgh.bonfirehub.com/portal/?tab=openOpportunities.
As a system of airports, we have connected our people and our communities to the world for nearly 70 years – we appreciate and value the differences of culture, people and perspectives. Diversity, equity and inclusion are not just words; they are core principles, driven into every action we take and decision we make.
We are setting out to change the paradigm of how we connect with our businesses, contractors, and partners. We are building linkages with our community to ensure contracting, bidding and hiring processes at ACAA are driven by equity-based principles and processes. We know the barriers to entry for small businesses, women and people of color are many. And, we plan to break them down. We are moving past words and into actions. We are setting not just DBE goals; we are setting workforce goals. We want to see the people and the diversity of cultures of this region when we see the people who work for and at the airport.
For more information on our DBE and Workforce goals please contact Jenee’ Oliver, Executive Advisor, Business Development and Equity at firstname.lastname@example.org, (412)-472-5503 or Virginia Culbreath, DBE Program Administrator at email@example.com, (412)-472-3779.
What is a DBE?
DBE stands for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. It is defined as a small business owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual.
Why is the DBE program important?
The DBE Program was created in 1983 to eliminate discrimination in federally funded projects. Federal Regulations 49 CFR Part 26 sets forth the guidelines and requirements of the federal DBE Program for the airport.
The program ensures non-discrimination in awarding airport contracts and promotes use of DBE’s in all federally-assisted contracts.
DBE Goals for the Terminal Modernization Program
The Allegheny County Airport Authority has set a goal for 14% of construction contracts to be awarded to DBEs. However, that percentage is the floor, not the ceiling and the Airport Authority is taking the initiative to do business with as many local companies and DBEs as possible.
There have been four Industry Days conducted at Pittsburgh International Airport which specifically targeted local DBE’s interested in working at the airport on the TMP project and other ongoing projects. Hundreds attended each event.
Our first-ever Vendor Product Pitch Fair held August 27, 2019 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center was a great success! Thanks to the 130 companies who attended to pitch their products for possible use in the new terminal and multi-modal complex.
See Upcoming Opportunities
To view upcoming events, visit our event calendar. EVENT CALENDAR >
To see DBEs currently working on the program, view the full list of subcontractors. SUBCONTRACTORS >
Past DBE Events
Meet the Primes Presentation – July 25, 2019
Small Business Networking – Aug. 8, 2019
DBE Bonding Series: Capacity Building Program – October 15-November 19, 2019
Are you Ready to do Business with the Airport Authority? – October 24, 2019
2021 DBE Bonding Series: Capacity Building Program – October 6-November 17, 2021
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