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Grand Rapids Terminal Food & Beverge and Retail (Gerald Ford International Airport)

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Bid Alert No: 00000538051

Bid Title: Grand Rapids Terminal Food & Beverge and Retail (Gerald Ford International Airport)

Agency Bid No. Title: 1779

Received Date: 04/12/2016

Close Date: 05/12/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference 04/22/2016 08:30 AM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:. Introduction and Purpose The purpose of this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) is to obtain information from the local market regarding potential interest in developing and operating selected new retail and food & beverage outlets for the expanded terminal and refresh some existing outlets by qualified and experienced operators. This RFEI provides specific instructions regarding what to include in the response to the Expressions of Interest. Compliance with these requirements is required. Any failure to satisfy these requirements may be a sufficient basis for the Gerald Ford International Airport (GFIA) to disqualify a proponent, although GFIA reserves the right to waive any such non-compliance in its sole discretion. The GFIA is soliciting Expressions of Interest from potential operators for the right to enter into non-exclusive Food & Beverage and Retail Concession Agreements at the Airport. Concessionaires will be selected through this public RFEI process. The RFEI provides the opportunity for all interested and qualified Food & Beverage and Retail operators to submit their concept(s) to develop and operate non-exclusive Food & Beverage and Retail outlets at the expanded Airport Terminal, which is scheduled to open in June, 2017. We encourage the participation of local/regional food & beverage and retail businesses. This RFEI gives specific instructions regarding what to include in the Expressions of Interest proposal. B. Concession Program Goals The GFIAs goals for the new Terminal concession program are summarized below and are not ranked in any particular order. Proponents are encouraged to consider these goals when preparing their RFEIs: Create opportunities for qualified Food & Beverage and Retail operators; Where appropriate, ensure a mix of Local, Regional and National Market Presence; Create a sense of place that differentiates the Airport; Enhance the customer experience; Maximize sales through merchandising, marketing and competition; Provide quality customer service; and Design, construct, operate and maintain esthetically appealing facilities. C. Project Briefing Sessions A Project Briefing Session is scheduled for April 22, 2016 at 8:30 A.M. EDT at the Airport Administration offices. Attendance at this Project Briefing Session is encouraged. The purpose of the Session will be to provide an overview of the concession opportunities and discuss the requirements and objectives of this RFEI. Please call >250.488.1891 or send an email ( to indicate your attendance at the Project Briefing Session. Proponents are requested to submit any questions orFood & Beverage and Retail Concessions RFEI Gerald R. Ford International Airport2requests for clarification in advance of the Project Briefing Session. All questions and requests for clarification shall be submitted to Jim Meyer at (Tel: 250.488.1891). D. Other Information Regarding RFEI Submittals 1. The GFIA reserves the right to select Proponents for the purpose of responding to an RFP or to enter into an Agreement on the basis of the Expressions of Interest submitted and to negotiate with Proponents for modification to the Expressions of Interest submission. 2. The GFIA shall not be obligated to respond to any Expressions of Interest submitted, nor shall it be legally bound in any manner whatsoever by the receipt of an Expressions of Interest. 3. GFIA shall not be liable for any Proponents expenses associated with the preparation of its Expressions of Interest or GFIAs consideration of it. The Proponent, if selected, shall not include any such expenses as part of its fee for performing the Services. 4. Any and all agreements arising out of the RFEIs submitted hereunder (including any negotiations that follow) shall not be binding on GFIA, its officers, employees, or agents unless duly approved by GFIA. 5. Statistical information contained in these documents is for informational purposes only. The GFIA is not responsible for any inaccuracies or interpretations of the statistical information provided during the RFEI process. 6. The GFIA reserves the right to postpone the RFEI Due Date and/or modify the requirements. 7. Any and all information submitted proposal response to the RFEI becomes the property of GFIA. 8. In submitting the Expressions of Interest, the Proponent agrees that the concepts will remain valid for one hundred and eighty (180) calendar days after the RFEI Due Date and may be extended upon mutual agreement.

Product Codes: 90534, 96115

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: County of Kent

State: Michigan

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Jim Meyer

Phone: 250-488-1891




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