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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Airport Property Available | Airport Terminal Advertising | Current Bids & Proposals | Unsolicited Business Proposals | Standard Architectural & Engineering Agreement | Health & Safety Standards Program | Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program | Airport Rules & Regulations

Thank you for your interest in doing business with GFIA. After reviewing the information made available on these pages, you should contact the appropriate department(s) to obtain more detailed information on the various opportunities and processes.

To become a vendor/provider for Kent County, please review and complete the information requested by the Purchasing Division.

AIRPORT PROPERTY AVAILABLE
Gerald R. Ford International Airport has numerous properties and buildings available for lease. For more information on current property offerings, click here.


AIRPORT TERMINAL ADVERTISING
Airports represent a rich and diverse opportunity for advertisers. And, with nearly 6,000 travelers passing through Gerald R. Ford International Airport each day, advertisers have an excellent opportunity to present their company's message to this audience while enhancing the environment with innovative media technology.

To learn how to meet your advertising objectives more effectively by advertising at Gerald R. Ford International, contact:

Kathy Mitchell
Clear Channel Airports
4635 Crackersport Road
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 800-648-8437 ext. 275
Email: Kathy Mitchell


AIRPORT EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

The Kent County Department of Aeronautics currently has no equipment available for sale. Please check back frequently for updates.


CURRENT BIDS & PROPOSALS

The Kent County Department of Aeronautics is currently seeking qualified proposals to operate and manage Skycap Services at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Sealed proposals are due in the Department of Aeronautics administrative offices, addressed to Mr. Joel Burgess, Properties Administrator,Gerald R. Ford International Airport, 5500 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, by 2:00 pm local time on Friday, April 25, 2014, at which time they will be opened. Comments or questions in accordance with this RFP should be directed to Mr. Burgess via email (JBurgess@grr.org) or telephone (616-233-6054).

The Kent County Department of Aeronautics is currently seeking Qualifications for Architectural/Engineering Services to provide design services for a roof over the existing parking deck. Responses are due in the Department of Aeronautics administrative offices addressed to Mr. Thomas Ecklund, PE, KCDA, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, 5500 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512, by 2:00 pm local time on Monday, April 28, 2014. Questions should be directed to Mr. Ecklund via email (TEcklund@grr.org) or telephone (616-233-6041).

The Kent County Department of Aeronautics is currently seeking sealed bids for Storm Sewer Reconstruction and Cleaning at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm Local Time in the Ford Room, located on the second floor of the passenger terminal building. Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 pm Local Time on Friday, May 2, 2014 in the office of the Kent County Department of Aeronautics, located on the second floor of the passenger terminal building at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, 5500 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512. After the official bid closing time, bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Ford Room also located on the second floor of the passenger terminal building.

The Kent County Department of Aeronautics is currently seeking sealed bids for 2014 Phase I Pavement Rehabilitiation Program (Ross Drive and Field Maintenance Apron rehabilitation project) at the Gerald R Ford International Airport. Download the Bid Form B-1A here. (Additional documents here.) There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference at 2:00 pm Local Time on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the International Room located on the first floor of the passenger terminal building. Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 pm Local Time on Thursday, May 8, 2014 in the office of the Kent County Department of Aeronautics, located on the second floor of the passenger terminal building at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, 5500 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512. After the official bid closing time, bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Ford Room also located on the second floor of the passenger terminal building.


UNSOLICITED BUSINESS PROPOSALS
Download the Airport Development Proposal & Business Plan Requirements document to see a list of standard informational requirements that must be met in order to submit a business proposal.

Requests for additional information should be directed to:

Joel Burgess
Properties Administrator
Kent County Department of Aeronautics
616-233-6000
Joel Burgess


STANDARD Architectural & Engineering Agreement
The Standard Architectural & Engineering Agreement used by the Kent County Department of Aeronautics can be found here.

HEALTH & SAFETY STANDARDS PROGRAM
The Kent County Department of Aeronautics Health and Safety Standards Program is presented in this document. Contractors who have additional questions should contact the Department of Aeronautics.

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PROGRAM
The Kent County Department of Aeronautics has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and an Airport Concession DBE (ACDBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 49 CFR Part 26 and Part 23 respectively. It is the policy of the Kent County Department of Aeronautics to ensure that DBEs and ACDBE’s, as defined in part 26 and Part 23, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts and concession opportunities. A full copy of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program document is available for review. Please contact Joel Burgess, Properties Administrator at (616) 233-6054 for a copy of the airport’s ACDBE program and goals.

AIRPORT RULES AND REGULATIONS
These Airport Rules and Regulations have been adopted by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Board. The provisions of this document are intended to provide for the safe, orderly, and efficient operation of the Airport. Violation of these Rules and Regulations will subject the offender to administrative action by the Board through the Kent County Department of Aeronautics and to penalties for such violations as provided in these Rules and Regulations.

All users of and any persons on the Airport property are governed by these Rules and Regulations. It is the responsibility of all persons, firms, and corporations operating on the Airport to acquaint themselves with and adhere to the Rules and Regulations at all times.

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