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Civic Centre Cafe


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RFx ID : 24538926
Tender Name : Civic Centre Cafe
Reference # : CON21037
Open Date : Tuesday, 13 July 2021 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 6 August 2021 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Registration of Interest (ROI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 90100000 - Restaurants and catering
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : heather Edmeades
09 470-3128
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Whangarei District’s Civic Centre is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2022 and will be a central hub for democratic processes, customer services, administrative functions and Council staff. The design focus is on providing a welcoming, inclusive and easily accessible customer experience in a building that strongly reflects our cultural identity and heritage. Our vision is to create a fit-for-purpose building with sustainable design and construction, delivering a more efficient service for our District.
This tender process is to find a suitable operator who can provide a public café in this building.

Building plans include a public space at the ground floor entrance for a café that will be open to the public. The space is situated on the south side of the main entrance facing Rust Ave and includes allowance for outdoor seating.

Fitout plans are needed as part of the Building Consent process. The successful respondent will be required to provide their own fitout of the café, which will need to be approved by Council; initially as the landlord (from a quality/look and feel perspective) and then as the regulator (from a compliance perspective).

The expectation is that food will be prepared off-site, held in cabinets and heated via sandwich press or similar if required. It is not anticipated that the café operator would sell alcohol.

The Café site will be accessible to the public during Council business hours, which are currently 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. The building will be accessible to staff earlier and later than these hours. Opening hours will be negotiated in the contract phase of the project. The Café will be required to be operational from the first day the Civic Centre is open to the public.

The Civic Centre will be home to the majority of Council staff who are currently based at Forum North and Walton Plaza. It is expected that the number of staff and elected members based there will initially be around 400, with capacity to grow to 470 in the future.