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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Los Banos (“City”) is issuing this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) to solicit proposals from experienced individuals or firms to conduct a Hotel Market Feasibility Study to provide a professional assessment as to whether the City of Los Banos possesses the current consumer demand to interest a developer in building a lodging property which is financially sustainable for the community.

The proposal should include consultant recommendations that detail the implementation for the development of lodging in Los Banos.  Although a specific site has not yet been selected for lodging, several potential sites have been identified within city limits which may provide an opportunity for such development.  This list of potential sites will be provided to the consultant once a contract has been signed.  The goal for the City of Los Banos is to determine if the market is conducive for a sustainable lodging property and to identify what type of lodging would be most feasible for private sector investment along with hospitality amenities that could be developed to support the lodging property.

Firms are solely responsible for ensuring proposals are received by the City on or before the submittal deadline.  Proposals must be received via mail or email no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 30, 2022 at the following address:

City of Los Banos

Attn: Stacy Souza Elms,

Community and Economic Development Director

520 J Street

Los Banos, CA 93635

Email: stacy.elms@losbanos.org

The proposal shall be signed by a representative authorized to bind the company. Proposals submitted by facsimile are not acceptable and will not be considered.  The Proposer shall submit its proposal via email as a PDF attachment with the email subject line: Hotel Market Feasibility Study.  Verification of receipt of proposal is the responsibility of the submitting firm.  In the event that an electronic proposal cannot be submitted, the Proposer may submit a hard copy with the name of the firm and RFP title clearly marked on the outside of the package submitted by the deadline listed above.  Late proposals will not be considered.

Failure to comply with the requirements set forth in this RFP may result in disqualification.  Proposals and/or modifications received subsequent to the hour and date specified above will not be considered.  Submitted proposals may be withdrawn at any time prior to the submission time specified in this RFP, provided notification is received in writing before the submittal deadline.  Proposals cannot be changed or withdrawn after the submittal deadline.  No handwritten notations or corrections will be allowed.  The responding firm is solely responsible for all costs related to the preparation of the proposal.

The City reserves the right to reject all proposals and to waive any minor informalities or irregularities contained in any proposal.  Acceptance of any proposal submitted pursuant to this RFP shall not constitute any implied intent to enter into a contract.

The contract award, if any, will be made to the firm who, in the City’s sole discretion, is best able to perform the required services in a manner most beneficial to the City.

Any questions with regard to submission, process, or proposal can be emailed to Stacy Souza Elms, Community and Economic Development Director, at stacy.elms@losbanos.org.

Hotel Feasibility RFP 10.28.22Acceptance of any proposal submitted pursuant to this Request for Proposal shall not constitute any implied intent to enter into an agreement for services.