The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) identified the proposal submitted by Westfield Concessions Management II LLC as the successful respondent to design, redevelop and operate the concessions program for the International Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport. The proposal provides for a complete re-design of the International Terminal's concessions program to include new food and beverage, news and gifts, specialty retail, duty-free locations. Westfield Concessions Management II LLC will bear all design and construction costs. The enhanced concessions program will feature local, national and international brands.
"We are pleased with the Westfield proposal and we look forward to negotiating the terms of the agreement which will allow us to enhance our new concession offerings in Terminal 5," said CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. "O'Hare International Airport is the global gateway of our city and region. We want to provide the best amenities, especially to those international travelers who are visiting Chicago."
The selection was made through the CDA's Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The rigorous selection process included analysis, presentations and interviews with respondents. Specifically, an evaluation committee reviewed the bid submittals, toured the international terminal, watched presentations and conducted interviews before making a recommendation based on criteria that included respondents experience, facility design, store concepts and merchandising plans, operations and management plans, and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE). It also included compensation to the city and sustainable requirements for the design and operations of the concessions program.