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RFQQ – Food Services for Fire Training Academy – WSP





PROJECT TITLE: Food Services for Fire Training Academy

Notification of amendments and results of the solicitation will only be provided to those Bidders who have registered with WEBS and have downloaded the RFQQ from WEBS. https://pr-webs-vendor.des.wa.gov/ Search opportunities for “FTA Food SVC 21”

Purpose and Background.

The purpose of this Request for Qualifications and Quotations (RFQQ) is to solicit proposals to provide food service at the Fire Training Academy (FTA) located four miles east of North Bend, Washington.

The contractor is to provide food services for users of the Washington State Patrol Fire Protection Bureau’s Fire Training Academy. Users include FTA Academy recruits, FTA customers, students, staff, visitors and contractors.  The primary focus of the FTA is twofold.  First, the FTA trains new firefighters in both basic skills and live-fire suppression.  The Fire Training Academy conducts three, twelve week long, firefighter recruit classes per year, which operate Monday through Thursday, and two eleven weekend long, firefighter recruit classes per year which operate Friday night through Sunday. The Recruit academies consist of 12 to 32 recruits per academy requiring breakfast, lunch and dinner. Second, the FTA schedules onsite trainings throughout the year for fire departments and other local agencies..  Departments and other private industry facility use may place meal orders for their personnel who are onsite for training. In addition, the FTA has about 13 onsite staff members who could purchase meals on an individual or possibly weekly/monthly basis, depending on the availability from the contractor.

The dining hall at the FTA has a current capacity of 40.  However, meals service seating and space is limited to serve around 24 individuals at a time. Therefore staggered meal service may be needed for larger or multiple groups, other days throughout the year that additional meals may be required for special circumstances, including conferences, offsite training, graduations, legislative tours, and special event customers.  The Contractor should to provide those meals with a minimum of two-week notice.

Students and users need to be furnished with adequate nutritional meals, based on intendancy of training/activity, scheduled each day.

The contractor will manage the meal preparation, cleanliness, organization and legal compliance within the dining facility, and provide catering services to FTA’s students, customers, staff, and guests.


Post Request for Qualifications and Quotations – November 1, 2021

Bidder may submit written questions – November 1-15, 2021

Bidder Conference Onsite (Mandatory attendance) – November 10, 2021 10:00 AM

Fire Training Academy, 50810 Grouse Ridge Road, North Bend WA 98045                              

WSP will post responses to vendors’ questions and amendments to RFQQ (if any) – November 15, 2021

Bidder must submit Proposals (Proposals due date) – November 29, 2021

WSP Evaluation of Proposals – week of December 6, 2021

Announce “Apparent Successful Bidder(s)” (ASB) and send notification via WEBS to unsuccessful Bidders.  Evaluations may take up to several weeks. After evaluations are finished

DEBRIEFING CONFERENCE: Unsuccessful Bidders may request Debriefing until 4:00 PM three business days from the ASB Announcement

Contract Terms

Maximum Amount             $1,000,000.00

Performance Period           January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023

Optional Extensions           4 or 5 one-year extensions at WSP Option

RFQQ Coordinator: Ms. Holly White Contracts@wsp.wa.gov

ELIGIBILITY:  This procurement is open to those Bidders that satisfy the minimum qualifications as outlined in Section 1.2 in the solicitation.

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