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Public Private Partnership
(PPP) Initiative

Family Islands’ International Airports

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is focused on the development of sustainable aviation infrastructure for several Family Island airports. It is seeking experienced and qualified public/private sector partners to design, build, finance, operate, maintain, and develop the Family Island International Airports to upgrade/replace facilities, generate traffic, grow revenue, and further enhance the quality of service at the airport sites.

Submission Process Closed

Procurement Process & Timelines

Stage 1: RFpQ Submission

Request for Pre-Qualifications (RFpQ) Open

MARCH 1, 2023

Operators and developers will be able to submit their request for qualifications. Questions can be submitted to until March 30th and will receive responses by April 15th. 

Request for Pre-Qualifications (RFpQ) Updates

EXTENDED to APRIL 30, 2023

Request for Pre-Qualifications (RFpQ) submission portal will be closed at 11:59 pm local Nassau time. All submissions will be reviewed by the Evaluation Committee. Shortlist will be provided to the Deputy Prime Minister for approval. 

In accordance with Section 3.2 (3) of the Procurement Timelines, the Government in its sole discretion has extended the Bahamas Family Islands Airports RFpQ submission deadline to April 30, 2023. Inquiries may be sent to

Stage 2: RFQ Release & Submissions

Shortlist Announcement & Release of Request for Proposals (RFP)

MAY 2023

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and informed that they are eligible to advance to the RFP stage of the process. The Department of Aviation will issue a statement to the market and bidders of the outcome.

Request for Proposals (RFP) Submission Deadline

JUNE 2023

Deadline for shortlisted candidates to submit their proposals. All submissions will be reviewed by the Evaluation Committee. 

Preferred Proponent Selection Announcement

JULY 2023

The Department of Aviation will notify the successful and unsuccessful candidates. Additionally, they will issue a statement to the other shortlisted candidates and market of the outcome of the RFP.

doa family island airport list

Family Island Airport List

Tier 1

  • Exuma International Airport
  • Leonard M. Thompson International Airport (The Abacos)
  • North Eleuthera International Airport 
  • Governor’s Harbour International Airport (Eleuthera)
  • San Salvador International Airport 

Tier 2

  • New Bight International Airport (Cat Island)
  • Rock Sound International Airport (Eleuthera)
  • Long Island International Airport 

Tier 3

  • Staniel Cay Airport (Great Exuma)
  • Black Point Airport (Great Exuma)
  • Farmer’s Cay Airports (Great Exuma)
  • Treasure Cay Airport (The Abacos)
  • Sandy Point International Airport (The Abacos)
  • Congo Town Airport (Andros)