Port of Oakland targets 70 percent local contracting for airport project

Oakland, Calif.–June 8, 2016:  The Port of Oakland has set a 70 percent local hiring goal for a $25 million renovation of the International Arrivals Building at Oakland International Airport. This means local businesses will benefit by receiving $17.5 million in construction project dollars. Small businesses will receive $4.25 million in contracts. The Port of Oakland defines local business as those located within Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Small businesses are those which average $14 million in annual revenues over a three-year period.

“Construction manager Turner Construction and the Port are proud to commit to 70 percent small and local business participation,” said Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe. “Investing in local firms boosts our regional economy and creates more jobs for local workers.”

Oakland International Airport plans to upgrade its facilities to better handle passenger growth. The renovation project consists of the following:

  • New security screening and Automatic Passport Control kiosk area;
  • Carousel building addition and baggage conveyance replacement;
  • Seismic upgrades including building systems infrastructure upgrades; and
  • Passenger boarding bridge, aircraft parking, and taxi lane modifications.

Through a competitive procurement process, the Port of Oakland selected Turner Construction to be the construction manager for the project. As construction manager, Turner works directly with partnering businesses to handle various aspects of the project.

Turner proposed the 70% commitment to local business which includes a 17% goal for small and very small businesses. The International Arrivals Building is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth largest airport in California and second largest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 11 million travelers each year, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top tourism and entertainment venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents. The airport currently offers air service to 55 destinations on 13 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by The Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visit www.oaklandairport.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts:

Robert Bernardo, Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401
[email protected]

Keonnis Taylor, Oakland International Airport
(510) 563-2892
[email protected]


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