RFP draft available
The County of Santa Clara has prepared a draft Request for Proposals and Financial Plans (RFP) for proposed uses for the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, the current version of which is available to review. The RFP is directed to investors and operators of commercial recreation and event center uses for the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. The goal is to transform the Fairgrounds into a vibrant regional community gathering place with recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.
Next public event
On December 13, 2016, the County Board of Supervisors, at its regular meeting, will consider whether to release the Request for Proposals (RFP).
- On November 15, 2016, beginning at 6:30 PM the County hosted a public meeting in Fiesta Hall at the County Fairgrounds to present and discuss the draft RFP and get public comments. Their comments and the responses are posted in the Downloads section of this website.
- On October 18, 2016, the Board of Supervisors received the staff report on responses to the RFQ at its regularly scheduled meeting.
- On August 30, 2016 at 6:30 PM, each of the respondents to the RFQ presented their concept in a public forum at the County Fairgrounds.
- On August 23, 2016, a total of ten interested parties responded with their qualifications and concepts.
- On June 21, 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved the release of the RFQ at its regularly scheduled meeting.
- On June 7, 2016, the Board of Supervisors discussed the revised draft RFQ presented by staff and heard public testimony at its regularly scheduled meeting.
- On May 17, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, the County of Santa Clara invited the community to an open house to discuss a draft Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Expression of Interest for qualified business operators and investors who can assist the County in developing the 150-acre Santa Clara County Fairgrounds District. The goal is to transform the District into a vibrant regional community gathering place with recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. As a result of input from attendees, several changes were made to the draft RFQ before being presented to the Board of Supervisors.