USA. San Francisco International Airport has issued requests for proposals (RFPs) for seven retail concession opportunities as part of the redevelopment of Terminal 1.

The opportunities comprise seven packages: two separate news-stand leases; one news-stand and convenience store package; an electronics store; a regional gift store; a bath & beauty concession; and a sunglasses store.

The contract length terms are for seven or 10 years and the proposed minimum financial offers range from US$124,000 to US$480,000. The full RFP documents can be found here.

The opportunities are part of the airport’s  Airport Concession Programme, which celebrates the San Francisco Bay Area’s tourist attractions, restaurants, hotels and world-class retail. The airport’s retail offer aims to provide a thoughtful mix of both local flavour and national and international brands.  “SFO is often the first and last impression travellers have of San Francisco,” stated the airport company.

T1, one of the airport’s oldest terminals, is being redeveloped to meet the needs of modern travellers. The US$2.4 billion project includes: the modernisation of its pre-security concourse; a new Boarding Area B with new retail concessions; a new central concourse with an art gallery and food halls; a mezzanine with connections to the AirTrain, public transit and the Central Parking Garage; and convenient new post-security corridors connecting to the International Terminal A gates and Boarding Area C.

The new opportunities are part of a US$2.4 billion redevelopment of San Francisco International Airport T1

The transformation, designed to provide a world-class, environmentally friendly travel experience, is set for completion in 2022.

An informational conference for the new T1 opportunities will take place on 24 January at 10am and 1.30pm at the airport’s Aviation Museum.

Small, local and disadvantaged businesses are encouraged to participate as part of the Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programme.

The deadline for submission of questions or requests for clarification is 2pm, 9 February. The web portal will open for submissions on 25 April until the deadline of 2 May. The airport expects to make awards by August.

Last month, DFS was confirmed as successful in its bid to retain the airport’s core retail contract. The concession covers the management and operation of ten duty free and luxury store locations in the international terminal and one in T1.

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