Staff recommends awarding RFP-06-07 to Z-Coffee Corporation and adopting a resolution authorizing execution of an agreement with Z-Coffee Corporation pursuant to RFP-06-07.
The new Leesburg Public Library is being built with an area dedicated to a small café or coffee house. This area is located in the front corner of the library and may be accessed during non-library hours. The City issued a Request For Proposal soliciting interested vendors to submit proposals to provide this food service concession. Of the proposals received, staff selected Z-Coffee Corporation as the winning company. Z-Coffee Corporation currently operates cafes in the Orlando Public Library and the Winter Park branch of the Orange County Library System.
On July 10, 2006 the Purchasing Division advertised a Request for Proposals in the local newspapers. In addition, the Purchasing Division direct mailed the Request for Proposals to over 300 Lake County food service companies. The mailing list was obtained from the Lake County Economic Development & Tourisms’ Restaurant Guide. On August 10, 2006 the Purchasing Division received two responses to the Request for Proposal. Five City staff members independently evaluated the proposals. The summary of evaluation scores is attached showing the ratings. Z-Coffee Corporation has been deemed the most responsive vendor. Staff rated Z-Coffee Corporation’s proposal as best meeting the needs of the City.
The financial highlights of the agreement are as follows:
· Z-Coffee Corporation will pay 5% of pre-tax gross revenue to the City on a monthly basis as rent for the space.
· Payments will commence after an initial 3 month grace period.
· The initial agreement is for a 4 year period.
1. Approve the resolution authorizing the agreement with Z-Coffee Corporation, or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
There will be little or no fiscal impact from this agreement. The vendor will pay the City for space rent. The furniture and fixtures for the Café will be provided by both the vendor and the City. The City portion is included in the current library construction furniture, fixtures, and equipment budget.
Department: _LIBRARY SERVICES___
Prepared by: _Mike Thornton________
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Advertised: _X__Not Required ______
Dates: ___July 9, 2006______________
Attorney Review : Yes_X_ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ________RS___________
Account No. ______NA_________
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH Z-COFFEE TO PROVIDE FOOD SERVICE CONCESSIONS AT THE NEW LEESBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with Z-COFFEE CORPORATION, whose address is 1428 E. Semoran Blvd., Suite 107, Apopka, FL 32703, for providing food service concessions at the Leesburg Public Library pursuant to RFP-06-07.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _13th____ day of _November________ 2006.