In the past few weeks, under the guidance of a purchasing adviser from the province of Gelderland and the quartermaster for the WFC Experience, the process has been started that should ultimately lead to a contract with an operator for the World Food Experience in Ede.
The operator must be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the attraction during the operating phase (scheduled for the end of 2022). This includes, among others: staffing (operational staff and management), marketing and communication, regular maintenance, cleaning, catering (drinks and food), security and merchandise. The operator himself bears a risk for the operation.
The aim is to have the operator contracted in the short term, so that he can think along and advise from the operational perspective on the design phase that will start at the end of 2019.
Market consultation on TenderNed
The first step was to conduct a market consultation in which it is tested how many and which parties show interest.