RFP: Concession Services At Eight Parklands

February 27, 2019

The Department of Parks is seeking proposals from suitable concessionaires to provide beach/park concession services at eight public parklands for the summer season 2019 [1 April to 31 October].

The locations of these concessions and square footage:

  • Admiralty House Park [2 sites: 15ft x 10ft and 15ft and 10ft]
  • Church Bay Park [1 site: 20ftx10ft]
  • Elbow Beach Park [1 site: 15ft x 10ft]
  • Government Waterfront Park [1 site: 15ft x 10ft]
  • John Smiths Bay [2 sites: 20ft x 10ft and 15ft x 10ft]
  • Kindley Field Park [3 sites: all sites 20ft x 10ft]
  • Parsons Road Park [1 site: 10ft x 10ft]
  • South Shore Park -Horseshoe Bay [2 sites: 20ftx10ft and 10ft x10ft]
  • South Shore Park- Chaplin Bay [1 site: 20ft x 10ft]
  • South Shore Park- Warwick Long Bay [1 site: 20ft x 10ft]

“Proposals may be submitted for one or more of the above listed locations, with the understanding that only one location will be awarded per concessionaire,” a spokesperson said.

“The Commercial Activity application form and concession location maps can be collected at the Department of Parks main office located at Global House, Ground Floor, 43 Church Street, Hamilton.

“Proposals, along with the completed Commercial Activity application form, must be hand-delivered to the Reception Desk of the Department of Parks Main Office, Global House, 43 Church Street, Hamilton, Ground Floor, by 3:00 pm by 15 March, 2019.

“All proposals will be placed in a secure tender deposit box. Submittals will not be accepted by email or any other electronic form. Non-conformance to the above-mentioned requirements may render the proposal submission null and void.

“Questions are to be forwarded to Mrs. Jameka Smith [Assistant Park Planner] at jassmith@gov.bm during the proposal period, with final questions forwarded no later than two [2] working days prior to the proposal submission date.

“It is anticipated that the RFP evaluation and concessionaire notification will take place forthwith.”

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  1. red rose says:

    where’s the shelley bay five when you need them!?

    • trump supporter says:


    • Micro says:

      Wonder how often any of them have been to Shelly Bay since.

    • PBanks says:

      On that, why isn’t Shelly Bay in the list? The protests were against a permanent structure in the current area of the demolished building, but they supported temporary refreshment services in the area closer to the big field.

      • JohnnyB says:

        Shelly Bay is Bermudas arm pit compared to all the other beaches.

  2. Peter says:

    Why must every public place need to have a concession stand creating noise and litter. Look at the dump at Clearwater Beach. Why spoil the natural beauty of these places just so someone can make a little money.

    • Time Shall Tell says:

      What needs to be put into the leasing contract of the concessions is that whoever wins the concessions is also responsible for keeping the area clean. Not just sticking a trash can outside that doesn’t regularly get emptied thinking that’s enough. If bars are held responsible for the actions of their customers so should restaurants be held responsible for any trash that their customers may leave thrown around (would help a lot of these establishments to go with renewables & biodegradables). Put in place stiff penalties if it is found that the area is not kept up & the trash is traceable back to their establishment.

    • wahoo says:

      If we are going to offer up these concessions there should be a clause that the operator be ultimately responsible for trash collection i.e. no litter and that they provide and maintain adequate trash cans. You are right about Clearwater that place is gross!

  3. Mark says:

    I can see it at Johns Smiths now:- OJ’s Koolaid stand and Snow Cones by Sista Lavernnne! Only problem is the only variety they’d offer would be Pee L Pee green.

  4. Pequat1609 says:

    Ummm because some people would like to have access to food drink and other amenities associated with going to the beach.
    Let’s start with clean toilet utilities with running water and work our way through the others.

  5. JohnnyB says:

    Perfect location for herb dispensaries.

  6. mark says:

    I can see it now at Johns Smiths. OJ’s snowball stand offering one variety only, Pee El Pee green.

  7. Triangle Drifter says:

    What happened to the days when we had food trucks at many place. Simple & mobile. Horseshoe had one. Warwick Long Bay, Elbow, John Smiths all had food trucks.

    • What says:

      Sugar tax killed them!

    • Lorraine G says:

      Back in 80s my first beef pattie or was it a meat pie? was from mobile truck at John Smith’s Bay. I returned to visit JSB in October 2016 and noticed toilet paper, other discarded items under the rocks, old shoes, you get the picture. Times have changed on my beloved Bermuda. from NYC