Concession & vendor opportunities
New Mobile Food Vendor Opportunity - Two Downtown Locations!
The City of Kelowna is seeking contractor(s) to operate two (2) year round mobile concessions. The term of the contract will be for three (3) years with an option to renew for two (2) additional one-year terms at the City’s sole discretion. The City may award more than one contractor depending on proposals submitted.
The Contractor must provide healthy food choices as part of their food offerings.
An optional information meeting will be held Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:00pm at City Hall, in the Layer Cake Mountain Meeting Room located on the 4th floor.
Bids will be accepted until 3:00pm, Friday, November 3, 2017 at the office of the Property Manager, 4th floor of City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC.
The mobile concession locations are for the Lawrence and Leon areas only. A detailed map of the locations is attached as Schedule A of the Bid Document Package and are:
A – West of Liquid Zoo Night Club (266 Lawrence Avenue)
B – Fronting Sapphire Night Club (238 Leon Avenue)
Please click here for full Bid Document Package.
Independent concession operators in Kelowna have two separate options with respect to operating a concession business within city limits. They may either pursue operations on privately owned land or they may pursue a partnership with us in order to operate on municipal lands. Regardless of whether the operation occurs on private or public lands, a number of key criteria must be met. These include the following:
- a valid business licence;
- compliance with the City of Kelowna's zoning bylaw;
- Interior Health Authority certification (if selling food); and,
- compliance with the City's exclusion zone as per the City' Business License & Regulation bylaw No. 7878.
- Mobile Food Vendors have additional requirements through the Fire Department.
The Property Management department administers the oversight and awarding of concession opportunities under municipal jurisdiction. Opportunities are awarded via a public process, whereby we advertise the availability of a certain type of concession (food, activity, service, etc.) at a certain location and then invites responses from the public. All responses that meet the minimum criteria are evaluated by a cross-departmental panel to determine which proposal best meets the needs of the city. Finalization of a license agreement with the selected applicant is subject to final approval by council.
The typical annual process with respect to new concession opportunities is as follows:
- December to February: evaluation of new opportunities;
- February to March: request for concession proposals and evaluation of responses;
- May to September: typical operating season for concessions; and,
- October to November: evaluation of summer season and concession performance.