The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVTCID) is seeking a new Market Manager for the Liberty Market at 5th & I. The current contract with Chef Kenac ends on June 30th. Follow the jump for the full description of the opportunity.
Request for Market Manager Proposal
The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (BID) is seeking a market manager/management company to take over the operations of the public market located at 5th and Eye Streets, NW. The market would operate Sundays, and suggested hours are 9:00-1:00 or 10:00-4:00. Ideal vendors for the market would include: produce, arts, crafts, prepared food, clothing, jewelry, and garden supplies.
The lot is currently owned by the District of Columbia and rented by Franking Parking as a parking lot, with an agreement for community use on Sundays. Currently, six cars have monthly contracts, so those cars would have to remain on site. The lot is large enough to accommodate up to 80 vendors. Offsite parking for vendors is available on Sundays through an adjacent lot, brokered by MVTCID.
The current contract with the market manager expires on June 30, 2011; and a new agreement with the District of Columbia will be available for approximately 12 months. Development of that lot as a hotel is planned to start in the summer of 2012.
Since Mount Vernon Triangle is primarily a residential neighborhood, noise generated by set-up, breakdown, and operations needs to be kept to a minimum. No radios or amplified instruments are allowed.
Proposals will be reviewed by a panel comprised of staff of MVTCID, DC government, and Franklin Parking to identify a market manager/company that has a track record for successful market management and understands this developing neighborhood. Proof of indemnification insurance will be required by the District of Columbia. Interested parties should submit their proposals in writing by June 24, 2011 to:
Attn: Liberty Market
Mount Vernon Triangle CID
901 4th Street, NW
Washington DC 20001
Questions: call (202) 216-0511 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.