With a major seven year project underway to bring new businesses into the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport community, opportunities are ripe for women owned businesses. Over 153,000 passengers pass through the airport on a daily basis. It covers more than 29.8 square miles and employs 1,775 people.
The DFW Airport is committed to increasing opportunities to involve disadvantaged, minority and women-owned businesses in all Airport contracts. The Airport has recently issued a request for proposals (RFP) for multiple concession locations throughout Terminal A for retail, food and beverage, passenger services and shoe shine locations. This is the first of many opportunities for women owned businesses, no matter where you are headquartered, to become a part of this seven year project.
A certification process gives greater opportunities to businesses that meet specific criteria, though certification is not a requisite to submit a proposal. To become certified, business owners need to go through North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency which has a 90 day application timeframe. ACDBE (Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Program)– Request for Proposal prefers that business owners have a hands-on involvement as equity owners or as subcontracting suppliers.
Here you can find more information on how to do business with Dallas Ft. Worth Airport. The first proposals are due December 3, 2010. Don’t wait to take advantage of this opportunity to engage passengers from across the country and around the globe with your unique business!