NAD issues RFP for LPIA hotel

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for bidders to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

As outlined in the RFP, potential bidders will be required to register for a mandatory pre-submission meeting and site visit.

Bidders can register for a meeting on February 21 or February 22, according to a statement from NAD.

The deadline for submissions is March 24.

The proposed site for the project is 4.68 acres of vacant land just northeast of the U.S. Departures Terminal building.

The full RFP document is expected to be uploaded today.

Jan Knowles, Vice President of Marketing & Communications encourages interested proponents to access the RFP document and review it closely for a full understanding of the proposal process.

“The document is key to the process as it provides general instructions to interested proponents and outlines mandatory qualifications, evaluation criteria, technical and site information among other things,” said Jan Knowles, vice president of marketing and communications at NAD.

“It is also important to note that due to airport security considerations, appendices to the RFP document will not be posted on the website, but available by request to interested proponents.

“The airport management company has allotted four months between the issuing of the RFP and the deadline for proposal submissions to allow prospective proponents the opportunity to conduct feasibility studies, form respondent teams where required and put forward a solid proposal for consideration.

Knowles said NAD is seeking strong proponents with the financial capability and experience to execute the project, and operate the on-site hotel.

As it relates to the design, she said NAD is seeking to complement the airport by taking into consideration the current design and environmentally sustainable features at the premiere airport in The Bahamas.

“Ideally, the hotel will enhance the customer experience for travellers as well as other airport stakeholders by offering convenient accommodations for those transiting LPIA for either domestic or international travel,” she added.

Last May, NAD issued an expression of interest to solicit feedback on the market related to developing an airport hotel.

For more information on the airport hotel RFP, visit www.nassaulpia.com/RFP-public.