Food services

CBC/Radio-Canada is looking for a supplier to set up, manage and operate food services at its new Montreal broadcast centre, slated to open in 2020.

Whether a chef, caterer, restaurateur or food specialist, the supplier must provide the public broadcaster’s employees, production teams and visitors with a bold, authentic and out-of-the-ordinary eating experience that matches the spirit of Montreal and CBC/Radio-Canada.

Details and specifics about the desired format

The supplier shall offer various types of restaurant services in a 2,700-sq.-ft. “Café Bistro”-style space that includes the following:

  • A snack bar attached to an approximately 200-seat dining area
  • A café space adjacent to the snack bar
  • An in-house catering service

And to meet the needs of employees working irregular schedules:

  • Some self-service option (offering a varied menu and beverages).

The Café Bistro space will have limited on-site cooking facilities (there’s no exhaust hood!). The supplier will have to find imaginative ways to:

  • cook meals (wholly or partially) outside Maison de Radio-Canada and then refrigerate and/or reheat them on-site;
  • diversify its procurement sources to include local and specialized companies that reflect Montreal’s cultural diversity;
  • offer customers quality products at a reasonable price.

It’s a tall order, but also a unique opportunity to create an innovative, one-of-a-kind culinary experience delivered in a lively, modern and engaging environment.

Interested in taking on the challenge and submitting a proposal?

The RFP is now open!

Tender documents are available through Merx, the system that CBC/Radio-Canada uses to manage its solicitation process:

For new Merx users, please refer to the Merx Quick Get Started Steps.

Attend a briefing session on the RFP

A meeting will be held on October 15 at 10 a.m. at Maison de Radio-Canada (1400 René-Lévesque Blvd East, Montreal) to allow proponents to obtain further information on this request for proposals.

To register, complete the form below by October 14, 2018.