SUPPLIER Diversity Program

Diversity PhotoThe Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is committed to increasing the diversity of and opportunities for disadvantaged, minority, women, veteran-owned business enterprises (D/M/W/VBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) in all airport-related services. 

The Indianapolis Airport Authority will not exclude any person from participation, deny any person the benefits, or otherwise discriminate against anyone in connection with the award and performance of any contract covered by 49 CFR Part 26 or Part 23 on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin.

The variety of products and services needed at Indianapolis International Airport and IAA's general aviation airports is vast. Examples include goods, services, and supplies related to retail and concessions, airport operations and maintenance, and construction. We encourage companies of all types and sizes to compete for our business.

Business opportunities

Any owner or representative of a city or state certified business enterprise who seeks information about participation in airport projects is encouraged to participate in business opportunities by responding to our requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for qualifications (RFQs), requests to public bids, etc. Explore the complete listing of IAA's Business Opportunities & RFPs.

Specifically, certified business enterprises include:

  • Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (VBE)

For breakdowns and descriptions of how each group is defined, please download the airport's Supplier Diversity Definitions (PDF).

Annual supplier diversity goals

To help ensure the broad inclusion of large and small business enterprises when seeking or delivering airport services, IAA establishes annual goals for its business expenditures. For the current operating year, these goals are as follows:

Type of enterprise Goal







VBE 3%
Overall participation 28%
ACDBE 11.5%
Non-rental car 10%
Rental car 1.5%


*IAA 2014-2016 triennial Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal

Where to locate certified diverse vendors

The State of Indiana, City of Indianapolis, and Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council have administrative programs and departments offering information and resources in the form of training and networking events to those who wish to pursue certification. To begin the process, businesses must formally apply for certification. To learn more about certification laws, policies, procedures, resources, and lists of vendors, please visit the websites listed below.

State of Indiana MBE & WBE City of Indianapolis MBE, WBE & VBE

State of Indiana DBE, ACDBE & Title VI/ADA Programs

Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council  

These Central Indiana organizations are committed to increasing awareness and understanding of cultural diversity issues:

IAA DBE/MBE/WBE/VBE Capital Project Presentation - February 3, 2015 - Click each link below

2015 Capital Project Presentation (construction contractors)

2015 Capital Projects List (construction)

Event sign-in sheet

IAA DBE/MBE/WBE/VBE Capital Project Presentation (Professional Services) - August 5, 2014 - Click Each Link Below

2015 Capital Project Presentation (professional services)

2015 Professional Services Capital Projects

Event sign-in sheet

IAA DBE/MBE/WBE/VBE Capital Project Presentation - January 29, 2014 - Click Each Link Below

2014 Capital Project Presentation  
2014 Capital projects  

IAA DBE/MBE/WBE/VBE Capital Project Presentation - August 27, 2013 - Click Each Link Below

2013 Capital Project Presentation

2013 Capital projects


For more information, contact: