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Thank you for your interest in doing business with GFIA. After reviewing the information made available on these pages, you should contact the appropriate department(s) to obtain more detailed information on the various opportunities and processes.

To become a vendor/provider for Kent County, please review and complete the information requested by the Purchasing Division.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport has numerous properties and buildings available for lease. For more information on current property offerings, click here.

Airports represent a rich and diverse opportunity for advertisers. And, with nearly 6,000 travelers passing through Gerald R. Ford International Airport each day, advertisers have an excellent opportunity to present their company's message to this audience while enhancing the environment with innovative media technology.

To learn how to meet your advertising objectives more effectively by advertising at Gerald R. Ford International, contact:

Jaime Sanderson
Clear Channel Airports
4635 Crackersport Road
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 610.674.6064
Email: Jaime Sanderson


The Kent County Department of Aeronautics currently has no equipment available for sale. Please check back frequently for updates.


The Kent County Department of Aeronautics will receive sealed bids for the Field Maintenance Fueling Facility Canopy Project at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Drawings are available here. There will be a mandatory onsite prebid meeting and site inspection at 2:00 pm local time on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in the Ford Room on themezzanine level of the passenger terminal building. Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 pm local time on Friday, August 1, 2014 in the office of the Kent County Department of Aeronautics, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, 5500 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.

Download the Airport Development Proposal & Business Plan Requirements document to see a list of standard informational requirements that must be met in order to submit a business proposal.

Requests for additional information should be directed to:

Joel Burgess
Properties Administrator
Kent County Department of Aeronautics
Joel Burgess

STANDARD Architectural & Engineering Agreement
The Standard Architectural & Engineering Agreement used by the Kent County Department of Aeronautics can be found here.

The Kent County Department of Aeronautics Health and Safety Standards Program is presented in this document. Contractors who have additional questions should contact the Department of Aeronautics.

The Kent County Department of Aeronautics has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and an Airport Concession DBE (ACDBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 49 CFR Part 26 and Part 23 respectively. It is the policy of the Kent County Department of Aeronautics to ensure that DBEs and ACDBE’s, as defined in part 26 and Part 23, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts and concession opportunities. A full copy of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program document is available for review. Please contact Joel Burgess, Properties Administrator at (616) 233-6054 for a copy of the airport’s ACDBE program and goals.

These Airport Rules and Regulations have been adopted by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Board. The provisions of this document are intended to provide for the safe, orderly, and efficient operation of the Airport. Violation of these Rules and Regulations will subject the offender to administrative action by the Board through the Kent County Department of Aeronautics and to penalties for such violations as provided in these Rules and Regulations.

All users of and any persons on the Airport property are governed by these Rules and Regulations. It is the responsibility of all persons, firms, and corporations operating on the Airport to acquaint themselves with and adhere to the Rules and Regulations at all times.

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