BY DEBAJYOTI CHAKRABORTY
KOLKATA, 18 FEBRUARY 2023:
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has invited tenders for setting up retail outlets and food and beverage outlets in Surat, Port Blair, Calicut, Dehradun, Pune and Chennai airports.
There will be no requirement of prior experiences to run these retail outlets and food and beverages outlets, according to the AAI tender.
While last date of submission of tenders for food and beverages outlets and retail outlets for Surat airport is on 28 February, for food and beverages outlet and retail outlets of Port Blair Airport also on 28 February, for retail outlet in Calicut Airport on 28 February, for food and beverages and retail outlets of Dehradun Airport on 28 February, for food and beverages outlets and retail outlets at Pune Airport on 2 nd March, for Retail outlets at Chennai Airport on 2 March 2023.
For becoming eligible for participation in tenders even the turn over has been reduced to 50 percent.
The license fee given to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been tagged with the passenger arrivals and departures of the respective airports.
The tender further stated the process of inviting tenders for food and beverages outlets and retail outlets for Srinagar , Varanasi, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Raipur, Amritsar and Mopa Airport in Goa are going on in process and soon the tenders will be invited.
The tenders have been uploaded at the CPP portal of the government of India already. For the A category airports ( with more than for lakhs passengers annually) there should be at least three branded outlets at least in both the categories – food and beverages outlets and retail outlets.
The Airport Authority of India tender has stated that the retail qualifying bidder must have a minimum annual turnover of Rs. 11,37,83,838 (US$1.37 million) and the food and beverages qualifying bidder Rs. 8,23,29,171 (US$0.9 million) during two of the past seven years, as per the their records in audited financial results.
For the retail outlets and food and beverages outlets tenders respectively, AAI has proposed Rs. 29.12 (US$0.35) and Rs. 21.07 (US$0.26) as the Minimum Guarantee Fee per passenger. As per the concession model, the operator will consider a Progressive Revenue Share or the Quoted Annual Guarantee, whichever is higher, to derive the final concession fee.
The contract period of the tenders will be from a minimum of three and half years to a maximum of seven years.