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Food Services for Fire Training Academy

Bidder Conference Onsite (Mandatory attendance)

Fire Training Academy, 50810 Grouse Ridge Road, North Bend WA 98045 November 10, 2021 / 10:00 AM

The purpose of this Request for Qualifications and Quotations (RFQQ) is to solicit proposals to provide food service at the Fire Training Academy (FTA) located four miles east of North Bend, Washington.

The contractor is to provide food services for users of the Washington State Patrol Fire Protection Bureau’s Fire Training Academy. Users include FTA Academy recruits, FTA customers, students, staff, visitors and contractors.  The primary focus of the FTA is twofold.  First, the FTA trains new firefighters in both basic skills and live-fire suppression.  The Fire Training Academy conducts three, twelve week long, firefighter recruit classes per year, which operate Monday through Thursday, and two eleven weekend long, firefighter recruit classes per year which operate Friday night through Sunday. The Recruit academies consist of 12 to 32 recruits per academy requiring breakfast, lunch and dinner. Second, the FTA schedules onsite trainings throughout the year for fire departments and other local agencies..  Departments and other private industry facility use may place meal orders for their personnel who are onsite for training. In addition, the FTA has about 13 onsite staff members who could purchase meals on an individual or possibly weekly/monthly basis, depending on the availability from the contractor.

The dining hall at the FTA has a current capacity of 40.  However, meals service seating and space is limited to serve around 24 individuals at a time. Therefore staggered meal service may be needed for larger or multiple groups, other days throughout the year that additional meals may be required for special circumstances, including conferences, offsite training, graduations, legislative tours, and special event customers.  The Contractor should to provide those meals with a minimum of two-week notice.

Students and users need to be furnished with adequate nutritional meals, based on intendancy of training/activity, scheduled each day.

The contractor will manage the meal preparation, cleanliness, organization and legal compliance within the dining facility, and provide catering services to FTA’s students, customers, staff, and guests.



Closing Date: 
Monday, November 29, 2021
Washington State Patrol
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