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Airport Authority to Host Industry Forum for Airport Development Plan Projects at San Diego International Airport

Replacement of Terminal 1 among four procurement opportunities in Phase 1

Tuesday, August 21, 2018


The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will host an Industry Forum for design and construction businesses to discuss plans for Phase 1 of the Airport Development Plan (ADP) including the replacement of Terminal 1. The ADP is a master planning effort that addresses the region’s air travel demand through 2035.


August 28, 2018 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.


San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Administration Building (Third Floor, Board Room)

3225 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


Provided that state and federal environmental review processes are completed successfully, and the Airport Authority chooses to proceed with the project, Phase 1 of the Airport Development Plan would be divided into four separate procurements of varying size, each beginning with a Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

1.      Terminal and Roadways:  Phased construction of a new 30-gate terminal building; new entry, circulation, arrival, and departure roadways; pedestrian bridges, demolition of buildings; surface features and utilities; new and relocated utilities; storm drainage collection, storage, and transmission facilities; and a central utility plant upgrade.

2.      Administration Building:  New administration building for the Airport Authority.

3.      Airfield Pavement:  Terminal apron, taxiways, and overnight aircraft parking with associated lighting, signage and utilities.

4.      Structured Parking:  Should the Airport Authority determine there is enough parking demand, a multi-story parking structure to serve Terminal 1 may proceed.

The Airport Authority expects that team compositions may change for each procurement.


The Airport Authority’s expected timeline for moving forward with the four procurement packages is as follows:

Issue Design-Build RFQ for Terminal and Roadways                          September 2018

Award Terminal and Roadways                                                              Spring 2019

Issue Design-Build RFQ for Administration Building                           Early 2019

Award Administration Building                                                                Summer 2019

Issue Design-Build RFQ for Airfield Pavement                                     Spring 2019

Award Airfield Pavement                                                                          Fall 2019

Issue Design-Build RFQ for Structured Parking*                                 Late 2019 or early 2020

*Dependent on parking demand.


The forum is intended for prime design-builders along with the lead architects, structural engineers, and civil engineers who will comprise the core design-build teams to which the Terminal and Roadways procurement package will be restricted. 

Other team components and disciplines will be added after an award has been made to a core design-build team.  The Airport Authority will work collaboratively with the selected contractors to maximize outreach and opportunities for construction subcontractors and for other design disciplines.

The Airport Authority is committed to creating a level playing field that attracts businesses of all sizes, and that provides opportunities for workers of all genders and ethnicities.


For more information about the Industry Forum, contact Rebecca Bloomfield at  For more information about the Terminal 1 replacement and Airport Development Plan visit


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