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File #: 19-614    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/8/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 10/29/2019 Final action:
Title: Action on the Resolution Approving the Award of Agreement to Levy Premium Foodservice Limited Partnership for Food and Beverage Operations at the Santa Clara Convention Center and Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Agreement, to Take Ministerial Actions to Implement the Terms of the Agreement, and to Execute Two Five-Year Options to Potentially Extend the Term of the Agreement Through June 30, 2035.
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Agreement for Food and Beverage Operations at the Convention Center (Form), 3. POST MEETING MATERIAL, 4. RESOLUTION
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on the Resolution Approving the Award of Agreement to Levy Premium Foodservice Limited Partnership for Food and Beverage Operations at the Santa Clara Convention Center and Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Agreement, to Take Ministerial Actions to Implement the Terms of the Agreement, and to Execute Two Five-Year Options to Potentially Extend the Term of the Agreement Through June 30, 2035.

Report
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The City conducted a Request for Proposal procurement process to solicit proposals from qualified firms to operate a first-class, high-quality food and beverage service at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Following an extensive evaluation process by a five-member evaluation panel, staff is recommending the selection of Levy Premium Foodservice Limited Partnership (Levy) as the new food and beverage operator. Staff is requesting City Council authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Levy to provide food and beverage services at the Santa Clara Convention Center effective November 1, 2019 with actual food and beverage operations to commence January 1, 2020, and to authorize the City Manager to make minor modifications to the final agreement consistent with this Report to Council.

BACKGROUND
During its tenure as the Convention Center manager/operator, the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) executed an agreement with Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services (Aramark) to provide food and beverages services at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The agreement was executed in 2008 and was subsequently amended in 2014 to extend the term through 2022 with one additional two-year option to extend the agreement, ending on June 30, 2024 if the final option year was exercised.

The City terminated the Convention Center Management Agreement with the Chamber effective March 17, 2019 and executed an agreement with Global Spectrum L.P. dba Spectra Venue Management (Spectra) to manage...

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