The Houston Airports Office of Business Opportunity promotes the utilization of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) in Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) financially-assisted contracts; the inclusion of Minority and Women, Small (SBE) and Persons with Disabilities Business Enterprises (MW/S/PDBEs) in City of Houston funded contracts; improved access to Houston Airports contract and procurement opportunities for MW/PDBE and non-MW/PDBE and SBE companies; and compliance with local and federal mandates.
Learn more about the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity.
There are many business opportunities within Houston Airports, 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.
The Houston Airports Office of Business Opportunity is committed to creating a level playing field on which DBE/ACDBEs 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 Airports and the marketplace outside the DBE/ACDBE and MW/S/PDBE Program.
The programs and services of the Houston Airports Office of Business Opportunities are directed to:
Minority/Women Business Enterprises (MWBEs)
MWBE firms are eligible to participate on City funded contracts with MWBE goals.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)
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.
Small 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.