Request for Proposals: Airport Cafe Contract #2017-02

The Town of Smithers is seeking innovative, dedicated, professionals who would be interested in supplying Food and Beverage services as well as provide Host, Ambassador, and Information Services to Airport patrons at the Café located in the Smithers Regional Airport terminal building.

Proposals for the operation of the "Airport Cafe" will be received by the Town of Smithers up to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19th, 2017.

The Town is willing to financially assist Café operators and is interested in proposals that would maximize the number of Airport patrons served. Proponents may propose innovative food and beverage service options.

The contract could run from 1 to 5 years. Inventory profits or loss from the Café would be the responsibility of the contractor.

Consideration will be given to proponents who demonstrate a clear ability to independently operate the Café in a professional and positive manner, with personalized customer service. Proponents are required to act as an agent for the Town by collecting parking fees, submitting parking fees on a monthly basis, stocking a Town-owned vending machine and working collaboratively with Airport tenants.

Tender documents are available at the Airport Administration Office located at 6421 Airport Road and the Town of Smithers Municipal Office located at 1027 Aldous Street. Bidders are required to register when picking up tender packages.

All Tenders must be submitted to the Airport Manager in a sealed envelope, clearly marked "TENDER – Airport Cafe Contract # 2017-02”. Bidders shall sign the Declaration and attach it to the outside of the envelope.

Tenders will be publicly opened at the above stated time in the Board Room at the Airport Administration Office. All Tenders will be examined as to their sufficiency and submitted to Town Council for review. The Town of Smithers reserves the right to waive informalities in or reject any or all Tenders or to accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interest of the Town. The lowest or any Tender may not necessarily be accepted.

Questions with regard to the tender documents shall be directed to:
Rob Blackburn, Airport Manager
Town of Smithers
Suite 1, 6421 Airport RD
Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0
Phone (250) 847-3664  Fax (250) 847-2605

Please click to view the PDF document "Request for Proposals: Airport Cafe Contract #2017-02

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