CDA issues a request for proposal to lease, finance, construct, and operate new concession at the O’Hare International Airport Multimodal Facility

CDA issues a request for proposal to lease, finance, construct, and operate new concession at the O’Hare International Airport Multimodal Facility

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (09/11/2018) issued a request for proposals (RFP) for qualified businesses to lease, finance, construct, and operate a dual purpose convenience and vending concession at the O’Hare International Airport Multimodal Facility that is set to open this fall. As part of its commitment to enhancing participation across airport contracts, the CDA is seeking 65 percent Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) participation for this single concession opportunity.

“The state-of-the-art Multimodal Facility will create a new entry point to O’Hare for thousands of travelers each day and will significantly enhance service for rental car and parking customers,” said Jamie L. Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation. “This new concessions location will provide a great amenity for O’Hare travelers, as well as a big opportunity for concessions operators. As with all airport projects, we want to ensure diverse, local and disadvantaged firms have an opportunity to be part of our success.”

The RFP is for a single concessions space of approximately 500-square-feet with the O’Hare Multimodal that is currently under construction and nearing completion.  The future concessions, anticipated to open in late spring 2019, are intended to serve the thousands of travelers, car rental customers and employees who will utilize the Multimodal on a daily basis. The RFP calls for an operator to build and manage a full-service concessions location to provide a wide selection of products and services including food, beverages, coffee, packaged snacks, convenience items and other merchandise. The concessions operator will also be expected to support an adjacent area with vending and automated retail machines to accommodate visitors and employees on a 24-hour basis.

The O’Hare Multimodal will consolidate the airport’s rental car operations and public parking into one facility, while serving as a new gateway to O’Hare. All on-airport rental car patrons will be housed in the facility, and passengers arriving on local and regional buses, hotel transports, and other commercial shuttles will access the airport by way of the facility, which is located at the southeast corner of Zemke and Mannheim Roads.

In addition to providing high quality service and products and optimizing concessions revenues to the airport, a key goal of this concession RFP is to provide an opportunity for disadvantaged businesses to operate at O’Hare by establishing a 65 percent Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) participation aspirational goal.

The RFP released today notifies potential respondents that they have until October 26, 2018 to submit responses. A pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for September 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the CDA Administration Building located at 10510 W. Zemke Road. At the meeting, the CDA will present details on the RFP and answer questions from potential respondents. A tour of the facility will also be provided.

The CDA has developed an online data room specifically for this concessions opportunity, where interested proposers can view the RFP, proposal forms, floor plans and other important documents to assist with submitting a proposal. The site includes a sign up feature to subscribe for and receive CDA bid alerts and other notices about doing business at Chicago’s airports.

The online data room is available here:

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Source: CDA