Business, Jobs & Social Responsibility

Business Initiatives

Our business initiatives are designed to help small businesses overcome barriers to doing business with LAWA. Our key focus areas are to:

  • Access to opportunities with LAWAPrime Contractors
  • Contractor Capacity Building
  • Insurance and financing options
  • Certification support


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BuildLAX Academy

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), owner of LAX and Van Nuys Airports, presents the BuildLAX Academy in partnership with the Contractor Development and Bonding Program.

BuildLAX Academy is designed to provide small contractors support and preparation to address the challenges they may encounter accessing contract opportunities on LAWA projects. BuildLAX

Academy will prepare contractors to successfully:

  • Navigate LAWA’s procurement process
  • Comply with contract requirements
  • Strengthen their contracting capacity

BuildLAX Academy is FREE. The academy is offered twice a year (Spring and Fall). For more information, please call (213) 258-3000 or email [email protected] Seating is limited.

Click here to download flier information.

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Bonding Program

Administered by the Office of the City Administrative Officer, Risk Management, for all City departments, CDABP is designed to assist in removing the barriers of surety bonding by providing technical and administrative assistance to local, small and minority businesses who would not otherwise be able to provide, on their own, the necessary bid, payment, and performance bonds to successfully bid and compete for City business opportunities.

For information on CDABP go to the City's Risk Management website at http://cao.lacity.org/ or for inquiries regarding signing up for the program, please call 213-258-3000 or apply on-line at www.lacondev.com. The website links directly to Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services the City's CDABP broker/administrator.

For more information: https://imwis.com/services/contractor-bonding-development-programs/los-angeles/

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Doing Business with LAWA Workshop

Join us every 1st Wednesday of the month to learn how prospective contractors and vendors can better navigate the contracting process and find business opportunities. The 3-hour training session will cover the following topics:

  • LAWA Procurement Process Overview
  • Hiring Support for Employers
  • Request for Bid Requirements
  • LAWA Bond Assistance
  • Business Enterprise Programs
  • Obtaining Business Certifications
  • Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network www.labavn.org
  • esources and Referrals

Location: LAWA Admin West, (7301 World Way West),
4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90045
RSVP: http://dbwlmar2020.eventbrite.com/

For more information or access to presentations: https://www.lawa.org/en/lawa-businesses/how-to-do-business-with-lawa

Click here to download flier information.

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