Submissions under review

Closing Date

July 11, 2016

Revised October 9, 2020


Richard Oppelt
Purchasing Manager
Finance & Technology Department
Tel: (604) 590-7274

Request for Expressions of Interest and Statements of Qualifications

The City is seeking experienced and eligible Respondents to provide food & beverage services, act as tenant, manager and operator of the proposed food services operation (the "Coffee Shop") at City Centre Library located at 10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8.

The City has an existing opportunity for the right supplier to operate a special coffee and snack bar with bakery and food option.  The tenant would offer specialty coffee and tea drinks along with a variety of products including baking and light meal option that are reflective of current healthy and nutritious meals.

The successful Respondent will be responsible for managing the daily services of the Coffee Shop.  There may be an opportunity for the successful Respondent to provide catering services on an "as and when required" basis for meetings, events, performances, and other similar functions.

Qualification Requirements
It is the City's preference that the qualified Respondent possess:

  •  More than five (5) years of successful operations experience in food service management, multi-outlet management, or related hospitality industry experience.

RFEOI/SOQ Document for download: 
Coffee and Snack Bar Operation - City Centre Library (.pdf)

If the City determines that an amendment is required to this RFEOI/SOQ, the City Representative will issue a written addendum by posting it on the BC Bid Website at (the “BC Bid Website”) and the City Website at (the “City Website”) that will form part of this RFEOI/SOQ. It is the responsibility of Respondents to check the BC Bid Website and the City Website for addenda. The only way this RFEOI/SOQ may be added to, or amended in any way, is by a formal written addendum. No other communication, whether written or oral, from any person will affect or modify the terms of this RFEOI/SOQ or may be relied upon by any Respondent. By delivery of a Submission, Respondent is deemed to have received, accepted and understood the entire RFEOI/SOQ including, any and all addenda.

All inquiries related to this RFEOI/SOQ should be directed in writing to the person named below.