Since 2001, pursuant to City Commission Resolution No. 2001-24251, the City’s Rules and Regulations for Beachfront Concession Operations (“Beachfront Rules and Regulations”) have prohibited cooking and heating of food on the City’s beachfront. Although a few grandfathered vendors continued operation since that time, all food trailers were effectively eliminated from the City’s beaches in May 2018.
Resolution No. 2016-29403, which enacted the current form of the Rules and Regulations, directed that any then-existing food trailers be replaced with a beachwide food trailer program following a competitive bidding procurement process.
On June 27, 2018, the Mayor and City Commission adopted Resolution No. 2018-30369, approving a six-month pilot program for the location of food trailers behind private upland properties (i.e. hotels and condominiums). If the pilot program were to be deemed successful, the Beachfront Concession Rules and Regulations would be modified to allow the food trailers as part of the beachfront concession agreements which are issued annually to upland property owners. At its July 27, 2018 meeting, because of the reluctance of private upland property owners to invest in food trailers for a short term pilot program, the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee recommended that the temporary nature of the pilot program be discontinued such that the City Manager could execute annual letter agreements with private upland property owners located immediately westward of the beachfront. The Committee further recommended that a limited scale RFP be issued for select public beachfront locations.
This RFP is unrelated to the existing pilot program related to private property upland of the beachfront. By way of this RFP, the City is seeking to award a contract only for food trailer concession services adjacent to City-owned beachfront property.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
The City seeks proposals from qualified vendors able to provide the City with the requested services, including an exceptional customer experience. In consideration of the City executing an agreement and granting the rights provided in the agreement, the successful contractor shall guarantee and pay to the City an annual minimum fee of no less than $12,000, to be paid on a quarterly basis.
The following beachfront areas have been identified as part of the food trailer program (and the City reserves the right to for additional areas to be added at a later date under the same terms and conditions with the winning proposers).
35th Street Parking Lot/Pancoast Park – on the beachfront, adjacent to public parking and restrooms, vehicle access point
79th Street Area/North Beach Oceanside Park – west of the dune, to serve park and beach patrons
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. Please Reference, Appendix C, Page 25, RFP 2018-316-WG for Beachwide Food Trailer Program (attached).
SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS. Please Reference Section 0300, Page 12 RFP 2018-316-WG for Beachwide Food Trailer Program (attached).
Following the receipt of proposals an Evaluation Committee will review proposals in accordance with the criteria established in the RFP.