The Port of Oakland will issue a Request for Proposals for all food and beverage concession units at Oakland International Airport (OAK). Restaurant operators, concessionaires, food vendors and service providers are invited to meet with port staff and consultants to discuss this opportunity. Open house discussions and presentations will be held in OAK’s Terminal 1 Muir Woods conference room on Feb. 6 and 7.
The current program encompasses 16 locations across Terminals 1 and 2, accounting for more than 21,000 square feet. Of these 16 locations, six are bar-and-restaurant units, five are specialty coffee outlets, two are multi-concept or food court spaces, and two are quick-serve restaurants. For the 2016 calendar year gross receipts added up to $40.8 million, and $5.4 million was paid to the port.
Goals for the proposed food and beverage program include: providing a mix of local concepts and national brands; maximizing sales per enplanement and optimizing revenues; focusing on customer service and experience; minimizing port administrative expenses; creating a sense of place; and promoting small and ACDBE businesses by facilitating partnerships with primes.
The port would like to work with two prime operators for a 10-year term, allotting each approximately equal space throughout Terminals 1 and 2.
Proposals will be evaluated on concepts and menus; design and quality of tenant improvements; management and operations plans; experience and qualifications of the proposer and its partners; and the overall proposed business plan.
The official RFP will be issued in March 2018. For more information please see the RFP document on oaklandairport.com.