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One Washington Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48226-4420

Consulting Services for Development of Food Service and Concessions RFP
Request for Proposal No. 10-113
Issued: November 24, 2009

Introduction/ Objectives: The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (Authority) invites individuals and companies with significant experience in the food service, catering and concessions at convention centers to submit statements of qualifications and proposals for the provision consulting services related to the development of an RFP for food services and concession services for Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center located in Detroit, Michigan.

The minimum required qualifications and services are described in the following documents that comprise, together with any addendum subsequently issued in accordance with this Request, the basis for the statement of qualifications and proposal.

Attachment 1: Scope of Work

Attachment 2: Proposal Format Guidelines

Background: On September 15, 2009 the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (the “Authority”), via a thirty year lease arrangement with the City of Detroit, assumed full operational and facility management control of the existing Cobo Hall Convention and Exhibition Center (the Facility) located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The Authority is established and composed under the authority granted by the Michigan Legislature in the State of Michigan Public Act 63 - HB 4998.
The Authority is governed by a five member Board established by the enabling legislation comprised of appointees from The State of Michigan, the Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, and the City of Detroit.
The existing 1 million plus square foot convention and exhibition Facility is currently in operation and, among other on-going annual events, has been the host facility for the North American International Auto Show (renamed in 1989) since 1961.


Schedule of Events
11/24/ 2009
1/7/2010 wk
Release of RFP
Pre bid meeting/ site visit
Deadline for Written Questions
Proposals are Due by 12:00 noon
Proposal Evaluation Completed (tentative)
Interview with top bidders (tentative)
Award of Business (tentative)

Delivery of Proposals

Five (5) copies of your complete written proposal, clearly labeled as “Consulting Services for Development of Food Service RFP” must be submitted in a sealed opaque envelope addressed to
Bob Johnson, Interim Head of Purchasing
Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority
One Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

Questions regarding these specifications may be directed, in writing only, by email to:

Bob Johnson, Interim Head of Purchasing johnsonrbt@aol.com

All questions or clarifications must be directed to the individual or committee listed above. Any attempt to contact an Authority representative other than that listed, regarding current bids may be grounds for disqualification as a vendor.

The Authority reserves the right to make written modifications to this RFQ/P by written addenda prior to the proposal due date. The Authority shall be the sole and exclusive originator of any revisions to this RFQ/P. The proposing bidder shall be responsible to secure all addenda and to accommodate all revisions in their submitted statements and proposal. Receipt and incorporation of each addendum shall be clearly indicated in the proposal.
Proposal Format Guidelines
Reference those found in the attachment, “Proposal Format Guidelines”.
Complete Proposals
A bidder submitting a response to this RFQ/P shall include the full scope of the requested services and not a limited specific type services. Proposals which do not provide for the full scope of the required services shall be considered non responsive.
The submitted proposal shall be executed by a duly authorized official certifying to the Authority that the submitted statements and