The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) continues to invest in and enhance both O’Hare and Midway to provide world-class facilities for our travelers.
Chicago’s airports are major economic engines for our City that create 540,000 jobs and $45 billion of annual economic activity. With nearly 67 million passengers and approximately 875,000 flight operations last year, O’Hare remains one of the busiest airports in the world. Midway continues to be one of the fastest growing U.S. airports with passenger traffic up seven percent year over year to more than18 million passengers in 2011.
The CDA is committed to seeking any and all available opportunities for M/W/DBEs to participate in aviation related work. We engage in significant outreach efforts to ensure that any and all firms in Chicago are aware of upcoming CDA contracting opportunities. To that end, the CDA either hosted or participated in 20 outreach sessions all over the City in 2012. Similarly, the CDA has already issued more than 230 web alerts in 2012 to over 8,000 subscribers. The CDA web alerts cover topics including announcements for bid package opportunities, job openings and upcoming events; as well as a wide variety of positive news stories about Chicago’s two airports and the Department’s current activities, special programs and accomplishments.
Anticipated Bid Opportunities
Click here to see all anticipated bid opportunities.
Terminal 5 Redevelopment Opportunities
On September 1, 2011, the City of Chicago awarded Westfield Concession Management ("Westfield") the contract to oversee concession management at Terminal 5, which includes the food and retail operations. Find out more about potential contracting opportunities associated with the Terminal 5 Redevelopment.
Contractor Open Houses
The Chicago Department of Aviation periodically holds contractor Open Houses for upcoming contracts. Click here to find out about future or past Open House events.