» Equal Opportunity Programs
HAS Office of Business Opportunity
|The HAS Office of Business Opportunity exists
to promote the utilization of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) in
Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
financially-assisted contracts, the utilization of Minority and Women, Small
(SBE) and Persons with Disabilities Business Enterprises (MW/S/PDBEs) in
City of Houston funded contracts, to improve access to HAS contract and
procurement opportunities for MW/PDBE and non-MW/PDBE and SBE companies and
to ensure compliance with local and federal mandates.
There are many business opportunities within the Houston Airport System (HAS),
including construction, facility maintenance, professional services, airport
concessions, advertising and car rentals. These opportunities are awarded to
companies through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP), or
competitive bid process.
Proposed Goal for the Participation of DBE in DOT Funded Contracts Federal Fiscal Years
Draft ACDE Goals for the Participation of ACDBEs 10/1/14 to 9/30/17
Proposed Goal for the Participation of
DBE in DOT Funded Contracts Federal Fiscal Years 2014-16
Proposed DBE Goals -- 2017 - 2019 Ellington Field
Proposed DBE Goals - 2017- 2019 George Bush Intercontinental
Proposed DBE Goals - 2017 - 2019 William P. Hobby
||Provides contracting opportunity information to
SBEs / MWBEs / DBEs / PDBEs / SBEs.
||Serves as an advocate for MW/S/PDBEs and supports
policies and activities to maximize their participation in Airport
||Assists Prime Contractors with identifying
certified MWBEs / DBEs / PDBEs / SBEs to participate on contracts as
subcontractors and concessionaires.
||Educates MWBEs / DBEs / PDBEs /SBEs on how to
access HAS contracting opportunities.
||Monitors MWBE / DBE utilization on contracts with
Ensures that wage standards are met on all construction projects with
Federal and City funding.
Hosts small business and minority forums for networking.
||Provides information and referral services to SBEs
/ MWBEs / DBEs / PDBEs / SBEs
The Houston Airport System’s Office of Business Opportunity is
committed to creating a level playing field on which DBEs and MW/S/PDBEs can
participate in an environment that removes barriers, ensures non-discrimination, and
provides the tools necessary to compete successfully within the Houston Airport
System and the marketplace outside the DBE and MW/S/PDBE Program.
programs and services of the HAS Office of Business Opportunities are directed
||Minority/Women Business Enterprises
MWBE firms are eligible to participate on City funded
contracts with MWBE goals.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
Certified DBE firms are eligible to participate on
federally funded airports contracts with DBE goals. DBE certification is
also recognized statewide on US Department of Transportation aviation,
highway and transit contracts.
Persons with Disabilities
Business Enterprises (PDBEs)
PDBE firms are eligible to
participate on City funded contracts with MWBE goals.
Business Enterprises (SBEs)
SBEs have a shorter formal
certification process through the Office of Business Opportunity. The
Houston Airport System supports SBE participation in City funded airport
contracts with SBE goals.
To participate in this program, you must be certified by the City of Houston Mayor's Office
of Business Opportunity.
For more information, attend the free pre-certification workshop every Thursday at 2:00
p.m., 611 Walker, 7th Floor.