Though plans for a sixth terminal, Terminal F, at Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) are still being hammered out, airport officials this week issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for four locations in Phase 1 of the new facility.
The four locations, two of approximately 600 square feet, one of 927 square feet, and one of 2,690 square feet, will be near gates S1, S2, S3 and S4. The two smaller footprints are proposed as coffee/bar, while the larger areas will incorporate a kitchen.
“The subject RFP issued on May 13, 2019 includes one (1) package containing information on a food and beverage solution that would share gate hold seating areas as concessions seating,” the RFP documentation explains. “The winning entity will work closely with airlines, Customer Experience and Innovation to test various treatments or pop-ups. All proposals meeting the minimum qualification requirements of this Request for Proposal (RFP) will be reviewed to determine the highest scoring proposal.”
The RFP includes details regarding an integrated holdroom, where the concession operator is expected to provide alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options, coffee/tea, hot and cold food items prepared to order and available to go, last minute convenience items, physical and digital readables, electronics, candy/snacks, and select specialty retail items/souvenirs.
The package also outlines the goals the airport has for 20% ACDBE and 30% M/WBE (Minority/Woman Business Enterprise) participation for the new concessions.
The proposed Terminal F will be located just south of Terminal D at the current site of South Express Parking, local news reports said, and will be part of a proposed $2.5 billion infrastructure upgrade that could also include a new runway, as well as more domestic and international gates, by 2025.