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City of Rochester Releases Request for Proposals for Management and Operations of the Mayo Civic Center

Post Date:05/10/2019 1:58 PM

The City of Rochester has released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Management and Operations of the Mayo Civic Center (MCC) as well as for the Food and Beverage Operations.  This is being done on behalf of a to-be-named Corporation, which will oversee the operations of MCC and Destination Marketing Operations (DMO).  The RFP release is a part of the ongoing transition to the new operations and governance model, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

“We are pleased to be releasing the RFPs as we move forward with the new governance and operations model. The City will maintain ownership of the MCC, and the selected management company will report to and be overseen by the Board of Directors and Executive Director of the new organization.  We look forward to engaging with those who have interest in this great opportunity and are committed to finding the right fit for the Rochester community,” shared Steve Rymer, City Administrator.

On March 18, 2019, the Rochester City Council directed the City Administrator to proceed with the reconstitution of the Rochester Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (Corporation) to become wholly responsible for the sales, booking and management of the MCC as well as any destination marketing related efforts on behalf of the City of Rochester.  This Corporation is in the process of beginning that transition and is expected to assume responsibility of operations by summer of 2019.

The deadline for all submission is July 26, 2019.  There is a mandatory RFP pre-proposal conference scheduled for May 22, 2019.  The conference will include a review of the RFP, an opportunity to ask questions and a tour the MCC. The RFPs can be found here.

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