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Target Audience

  • Large, International Contractors
  • Small, Local Contractors
  • Large, International Consultants
  • Small, Local Consultants
  • Small/Minority Firms
  • Vendors

Key Messages

  • Large Airport expansion in the preliminary planning stages
  • $2.5B in opportunities over next 5 years
  • Construction starting in mid-2022 to early-2023
  • Find more information about AUS’s 2040 Master Plan at:

Types of Business Opportunities at AUS:

  • Prime Contractor
  • Prime Design Consultant - Engineer/Architect
  • Subconsultant
  • Subcontractor

Types of Contracts:

  • Design (Architects/Engineers) Standalone: Project Specific Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
  • Design (Architects/Engineers) Rotation List (RL):  Assignment-Based Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
  • Traditional Construction “Design-Bid-Build” Contracts: Lowest Responsive and Responsible Bidder
  • Construction Alternative Delivery Contracts:
    • Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP)
    • Construction Manager at Risk (CMR)
    • Design-Build (D-B)
    • Public Private Partnership (3P)
  • Purchase Goods and (Non-Professional) Services: Purchasing Office
  • Revenue Contracts
  • Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts: On-call construction services

Project sizes:

  • Construction project ranging from $50K to $500M+
  • Goods and Services Procurements from $5000 to $50M+
  • Design project ranging from $10K to $100M+

Competing for business:

  • Contracts are competitive
  • Many projects will be “Alternative Delivery”
  • Some projects will be separated to provide opportunities for small and local businesses

Runway to Opportunities 2020 Video Presentation:

Runway to Opportunities Presentation video