Questions and Answers to Project Documents — Business Opportunities
PROJECT:  1-09 A Center West Food and Beverage Marketplace
NUMBER:  201952018-00

Current as of:  12/9/2019
Question Number  1:   We are interested in submitting our qualifications for the 12 RFPs for DEN Concessions Program. Do we need to send you a proposal for each of the 12 projects?
    Answer:   Yes, if a proposer intends to submit on all 12 RFPS they will be required to submit individual proposals for each of the 12 RFPs.
Question Number  2:   How can I confirm if I am pre-registered for the Mandatory Pre-Proposal and the optional Self-Guided tour?
    Answer:   DEN will post the registration for the Mandatory Pre-Proposal list, if the attendee was not able to pre-register by November 14th a blank sign-in sheet form will be available at the door for on-site registration. DEN will also post a list of individuals that registered for the Self-Guided Site Tour, excluding the attendees that did not provide their Drivers License or Passport information at the time of registering. Attendees that did not pre-register for the self-guided tour and do not have a DEN badge will not be allowed on the self-guided tour unless the attendees are flying in the day of and are already on the Concourses. The following documents can be found at the below link under Incidentals.
Question Number  3:   May I please request current Gross Sales for this location along with the name of the stores that are currently operating?
    Answer:   This space is not currently used for a concession. Gross sales for all concessions can be found online at
Question Number  4:   I have a question regarding appropriateness for the type of business/service for this opportunity. Would a fitness concept be appropriate for this opportunity? If not, is there a different opportunity that is?
    Answer:   This opportunity is for a food and beverage marketplace, as descriped on page 8 of the RFP.
Question Number  5:   What is the amount (not the time span based on flight schedules, for example, “one hour prior to first flight/30 min prior to the last flight”) of required operating hours on Concourse A, for example 16 hours, 20 hours, or ?
    Answer:   Required opening hours are specified in the Key Business Terms section of the document and will change over time as flight schedules change. Current scheduled first/last flight can be found in the Concourse Profiles in Part B of the RFP.
Question Number  6:   Where can I pick up my temporary badge for the optional site tour visit if I pre-registered?
    Answer:   In Part A Introduction Request for Proposals (RFP) page 6, it references “Badges can be picked up at the Airport Office Building starting at 8:30 a.m., in order to gain access to locations beyond security. Event staff will be located at each in-line location to assist proposers in gaining access to the back of the house operations. Kiosk locations will be clearly marked. Event staff is not there to answer questions, please take this time to formulate and write down your questions to be presented at the Pre-Proposal Conference. Please note any answers to questions not in writing and posted to the website are considered unofficial and have no merit".
Question Number  7:   Can the city confirm that the page limits that were changed in the Phase 1 Q&A with regard to the 2 pages allotted for menus (not counted against the page limit) and the subgle 11x17 floor plan allowed in the Phase 1 submission are also changes that apply to the current proposal documents?
    Answer:   Please see the page limits and page sizes detailed in Part D, Section III-2 of the RFP document for details.
Question Number  8:   Design Question: The scale in drawing Exhibit A, R17-1-2-02-3, A_WC3 dated 10/15/19 appears to be incorrect. If the area of 3,413 is accurate, the horizontal grid spacing seems to be approximately 30 feet, so the scale might be 1” – 10”? Please confirm or provide 1) total square feet, 2) the correct scale, 3) dimensions between the grid lines.
    Answer:   The Exhibit A is corrected in Addenda 1.
Question Number  9:   Would the airport consider expanding the size of the renderings to 11X17, in addition to the floor plan.
    Answer:   No, all pages other than the floorplan must be sized for 8.5" x 11".
Question Number  10:   10 pages is a tight fit to introduce a brand, demonstrate its appeal to the DEN traveler and answer the specific questions in the RFP. Would you consider opening it up to a max of 12 pages?
    Answer:   DEN will not be adjusting the page limits.
Question Number  11:   If the proposer meets the ACDBE requirement through a JV, do they need to submit the form on page 15 of the proposal forms? (the form does not have a title, but asks for the name of the concession/vendor firms and the goods they will provide). If the answer is yes, how would the airport describe how they would like the respondent to describe the goods and services and calculate the value of the ACDBE’s contribution?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  12:   Will the airport allow a high-volume QSR concept that is open 6 days per week for this opportunity?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  13:   Can the airport clarify the last day for questions? Is it 12/13 or 12/19?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  14:   Will the airport allow a limited food menu to be proposed for the full-service bar?
    Answer:   Proposers may include a limited food menu for the full-service bar. However, it should primarily remain a full-service bar and not a restaurant.
Question Number  15:   Given the shared costs of the concepts in this marketplace (i.e. staff, storage, general seating etc.), would the airport consider allowing proposers to submit only one proforma for the entire marketplace and adding sales line items for each of the four concepts above total gross sales?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  16:   Are the natural gas, grease trap tie-in, data, water, HVAC, and electrical utilities brought to the space?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  17:   If all utilities are not brought to the space by DIA, where on the concourse will the point of connections be located?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  18:   Can grease exhaust ductwork run vertically and exhaust fans be placed on the roof?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  19:   Are there any DIA communications rooms or offices located directly under the space?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  20:   Does the electrical transformer have to be grounded?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  21:   This is currently NOT designated as food and beverage, will the airport be running water and electrical tie ins to the area? Will venting be allowed through the roof?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  22:   Has a Utility Matrix been published for this space and where can we find it?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  23:   Will commissary space be provided for additional cooking and prep for the A Center West Food and Beverage Marketplace?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  24:   Did Vino Volo Wine Bar, Cru Wine Bar, Denver Chop House & Brewery, Mesa Verde Lounge, and Etai's Café qualify for the PVC benefit? If no, when are those existing outlets scheduled to close? If yes, will the existing outlets close and reopen somewhere else or just stay open?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  25:   I’m trying to understand what’s opening and closing in A Center Concourse. Are Chop House, Topo Designs and Greetings Colorado closing, and if so, when? It looks like the Future Bruxie, Future Panda Express, and Future Travel Convenience are going in those spaces.
    Answer:   Answer being researched.