Requests for Proposals

Millennium Cafe Request for Qualifications

The Library Foundation is requesting a presentation of qualifications for a café vendor that will offer great food and service to the 200 employees and 2,200 daily visitors to the Library. Stormont Vail Hospital is across the street from the Library and hospital visitors and staff also frequent the Café. A restaurant entrepreneur with business savvy and great fare to offer could grow his/her café and catering business around this built-in client base. The vendor is required to propose a catering component for events in the Library’s meeting rooms as part of its business plan.

Proposals Due September 6, 2019 at 2:00PM

Thad Hartman
Chief of Staff
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave
(785) 580-4481

Cafe RFQ

RFQ Tentative Timeline

August 9, 2019: RFQ Issued
September 6: RFQ Responses Due
Week of September 9: RFQ Responses Reviewed
Week of September 16: Interviews Conducted
Week of September 23: Tastings and Menu Review Conducted
Week of September 30: Recommend a Vendor of Choice; Library Foundation Approves
Week of October 7: Negotiations Completed and Contract Executed
January 2, 2020: New Operator Begins Service[/su_box]