SAN DIEGO – November 13, 2014 – As construction of the San Diego International Airport Rental Car Center nears its halfway mark, local businesses have been awarded construction contracts totaling $155 million and small businesses won a total of $60 million.
Approximately 6,000 workers are employed on the project.
To help achieve these numbers, airport staff hosted a briefing session for San Diego’s local and small business community about the opportunities on the $316 million project. The airport tailored bid opportunities and package sizes in order to encourage and help facilitate local and small business participation.
“We are pleased that a large percentage of the Rental Car Center work has been awarded to local and small businesses,” said Thella F. Bowens, President and CEO of San Diego International Airport. “The airport places a high value on inclusion and works hard to make sure that our contracting opportunities allow local and small businesses to be competitive.”
The small business outreach program has played a major role in other airport initiatives in recent years. During construction of The Green Build, the largest improvement project in the airport’s history, more than $415 million in contracts were awarded to local businesses, with $118 million going to small businesses.
More opportunities to work with the airport are available as construction continues on North Side Development projects and the next phase of master planning at San Diego International Airport. The Airport Development Plan includes the future of Terminal 1 and the redevelopment of the former Teledyne-Ryan property. For additional information, register your business at www.san.org/business or contact the Small Business Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.