Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about LAWA's Procurement Process

1. Does LAWA buy what I sell?

LAWA procures over $500 million a year of goods, materials, and services to maintain efficient operation of its network of airports at Los Angeles (LAX), Van Nuys (VNY), and LAWA-Palmdale Land Holdings (PMD). For a representative list of the major categories of goods, materials, and services LAWA purchases, see What LAWA Buys or call Strategic Sourcing Division at (424) 646-7392.

2. Which divisions buy what I sell?

Which division you should contact depends on the kinds of products and/or services you sell:

Strategic Sourcing Division purchases materials, supplies, equipment, construction services and non-professional services.

The Development Group manages the procurement for major construction projects.

Commercial Development Group administers the food/beverage, specialty-retail, car rental, leases, and other real estate programs.

Other LAWA divisions purchase professional/technical and personal services.

3. How do I learn about current bids?

LAWA advertises its request for bids and proposals through the following sources: Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement(RAMPLA)

4. Are there forms to fill out?

Yes. Which form(s) to complete depends on the amount and type of bid. Information on which form(s) to complete will be specified on the RFB or RFP document. Please also see Administrative Requirements.

5. How do I get my name on the list for future business opportunities?

Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement(RAMPLA): Persons desiring to be notified of business opportunities should complete a free registration at Registration assistance is available via

6. How do I learn about bid results?

Bid results of all bids can be obtained through the Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement(RAMPLA). Bid tabulation sheets are also available for public inspection at the Strategic Sourcing Office.

7. May I inspect the bids?

Register at the City's website Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement(RAMPLA) where you can view and download bid opportunities offered by the City of Los Angeles.

For information on business opportunities at LAWA, access the Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement(RAMPLA). For an overview of the procurement process at LAWA, you are welcome to attend our monthly online seminar Doing Business with LAWA

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