Request For Proposal Take a virtual tour

Bid Request Information:

Bid Type: Food and Beverages Concessions and Catering Services at Cultural Facilities

Bid Number: None

Agency: War Memorial and Performing Arts Center

Bid Due: 3/28/2018

Time Due: 5:00 p.m. PST


The War Memorial and Performing Arts Center has commenced the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for Food and Beverage Concessions and Catering Services at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center facilities including the War Memorial Opera House, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, Herbst Theatre, Veterans Building Café, and Harold L. Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall. This RFP invites qualified operators interested in operating exclusive food and beverage Concessions and Catering Services in the above facilities.

RFP TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Schedule subject to change without notice):

RFP issued:             

January 10, 2018

Pre-proposal tour and conference:    

February 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. PST

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 110

San Francisco, CA  94102

Deadline for submission of questions/clarification requests:

February 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Deadline for receipt of responses to RFP:

March 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Evaluation and ranking of Proposers:                 

March 29 – April 20, 2018

Interview with selected Proposers

April 23 – May 4, 2018

War Memorial Board of Trustees Consideration:

May 10, 2018

Negotiation Period:

May  – June 2018

Execution of Agreement:

June – July 2018

Agreement Commencement:

August 1, 2018

Any additional information, updates, or changes to the content of the RFP will be posted on this website. If you are interested in applying, please review this site periodically to check for more information.

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Inquiries regarding the RFP and all notifications of an intent to request written modification or clarification of the RFP, must be directed to:

Mail: San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center 401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 110 San Francisco, CA 94102


Answers to all questions submitted via email to by the posted deadline will be available for download in the Documents Downloads section below (“RFP Q&A Log”).


DOWNLOAD ALL WMPAC Updated February 28, 2018

Request For Proposal

A – Definition of Terms Exhibit

B – General Description of Floor plans of the Premises Exhibit

C – Sales-Performance-Attendance Summaries 2009-2017 Exhibit Updated January 22, 2018

D – Opera House Kitchen Drawings and Existing Equipment Schedule Exhibit

E – Veterans Building Café Drawings and Equipment Schedule Exhibit

F – Center Monthly Schedule for October 2016 Exhibit

G – Current Minimum Staffing Levels Exhibit

H – Concession Pricing Exhibit

I – City-Owned Equipment Exhibit

J – Submittal Form A: Minimum Qualification Requirements Exhibit

K – Submittal Form B: Ability to Comply with City and County of San Francisco’s Requirements Exhibit

L – Required Contractor Forms Exhibit

M – Standard Contract Provisions

RFP Q&A Log Updated February 28, 2018

February 5, 2018 Pre-Proposal Meeting Minutes