Questions and Answers to Project Documents — Business Opportunities
PROJECT:  1-16 B Center West Snack Kiosk
NUMBER:  201952064-00

Current as of:  12/9/2019
 
Question Number  1:   Can you please confirm that it is acceptable to contact the DEN Commerce Hub (via in-person meetings, phone and email) during the RFP process to discuss the ACDBE and SBEC programs and related certification process?
    Answer:   Yes, it is acceptable to contact the DEN commerce Hub during this period to discuss questions directly related to certifications. However, we are not permitted to discuss any questions related to the RFPs.
Question Number  2:   Can you please confirm that it is acceptable to contact the DSBO†(via in-person meetings, phone and email) during the RFP process to discuss the ACDBE and SBEC programs and related certification process?
    Answer:   The ACDBE program is owned and administered by the DEN Commerce Hub. They are also handling all SBEC applications directly related to airport concession opportunities. It is acceptable to contact the DEN Commerce Hub during this period to discuss questions related to certifications. However, we are not permitted to discuss any questions related to the RFPs.
Question Number  3:   It is our understanding that the DSBO no longer handles ACDBE certification. †Can you please confirm that our understanding is†accurate and that DEN Commerce Hub is now handling all ACDBE and SBEC certifications?
    Answer:   Yes, the ACDBE program is owned and administered by the DEN Commerce Hub. They are also handling all SBEC applications that are directly related to airport concession opportunities.
Question Number  4:   What is the assigned ACDBE goal for RFP 201952064†(B Center West - Snack Kiosk)?
    Answer:   There is a 100% SBEC goal for this opportunity. There is no ACDBE goal.
Question Number  5:   Can I respond for more than one RFP or for all from the above (SBEC Opportunities)?
    Answer:   Yes, subject to DEN's Concentration of Ownership restrictions contained in the DEN Concession Policy.
Question Number  6:   If yes, should I submit separate RFP for each project or customize one RFP with RFP numbers followed by the project name?
    Answer:   You must submit separate responses for each RFP.
Question Number  7:   What is requirement for Joint venturing or subcontracting requirement with none SBE firms to work with my ACDBE/DBE/MWBE/SBE firm, S-Corp? This question is will help me to meet minimum years of experience Required.
    Answer:   Question was withdrawn by submitter.
Question Number  8:   Any differences between SBE vs SBEC certified business?
    Answer:   They are different certifications with different requirements. SBEs are small businesses that compete primarily for construction and professional design contracts. SBECs or Small Business Enterprise Concessions are small businesses providing airport concessionaire services. SBEC requirements are 1.) US Citizen or lawful permanent resident 2.) Small, for-profit business 3.) Sustained business activity in the trade or profession described in the certification application for a minimum of six (6) months prior to the date of application 4.) 3-year average gross receipts of less than $8M 5.) Personal Net Worth less than $1.32M for 51% of company ownership, excluding primary residence and value of company applying for certification.
Question Number  9:   How do we know if we are pre-registered for†Pre-proposal Conference before dead line?
    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. http://business.flydenver.com/bizops/proprfp.asp
Question Number  10:   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  11:   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  12:   Will the airport consider making these SBEC opportunities 7 year terms in line with the other standard DEN Snack/Coffee/Quick-Serve contracts? Each of these opportunities will still require a substantial investment and itís very hard to justify for a 5 year contract.
    Answer:   These opportunities have a 5 year term following DEN's Concession Policy for kiosks.
Question Number  13:   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  14:   Can you please confirm all the available utilities for each location, (i.e. plumbing, wastewater, grease, electric, data, etc.) and if the airport or concessionaire is responsible for bringing such utilities to each location? Regarding utilities, are there any capacity limitations that proposers should consider?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  15:   What is the current rent for a comparable kiosk/space at DIA?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  16:   How much is the onsite storage per square foot?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  17:   How much insurance do you or your delivery company need to carry to make deliveries to the airport?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  18:   Is there a detailed list of items that is allowed that will not require a vent? Without naming my product, if I contact the City of Denver fire marshal, will they be able to direct me if my product needs a vent? Is there a rule of thumb of what type of snacks would or would not need a vent?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  19:   Can deliveries be made at anytime or are there specific times that they need to be made? Is there 24 hour access to the airport for owners?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  20:   Can I incorporate a vending machine into the design of kiosk, e.g. in the queuing area?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  21:   Are dishwashers allowed in the kiosk?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  22:   During the site visit, we were told the locationís square footage and positioning might change. Can you confirm that this accurate? If so, what is the new square footage and positioning?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  23:   During the site visit, we were told the locationís square footage and positioning might change. Can you confirm that this accurate? If so, what is the new square footage and positioning?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  24:   Does the airport have a preference on the directional flow of the queuing line, i.e. towards the center core, gates, restrooms, etc.?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  25:   Is the airport requiring SBEC firms to bringing all plumbing, including grease lines, to the location, or is the airport doing this for small businesses?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  26:   Is there an offsite, concourse location available for storing the hot water tank?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  27:   Is the airport requiring SBEC firms to construct life-safety (sprinklers, etc.) for this location, or is the airport doing this for small businesses?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  28:   Is offsite wet and dry storage available for this location?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  29:   Will the operating hours mirror the current RMU program? If not, what are the operating hours for this location?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  30:   Why are smoothies restricted?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  31:   During the pre-proposal meeting it was stated that this location has an attractive return on investment for small businesses. What is the airport anticipating it will cost to construct this space?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  32:   Can you use a self-branded location that isnít on the streets?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.
Question Number  33:   Also, the concept we are looking into uses a hoodless oven, I know that the RFP states no ovens but what if a hood is not needed?
    Answer:   Answer being researched.