Staff recommends review of in house tourism services

Guelph, ON, Friday, September 6 – On September 17, Guelph’s Community and Social Services Committee will receive a report recommending the City continue tourism services while reviewing the department’s programs and operations.

Earlier this year, the City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a community partner to take over the management of the tourism services currently provided by the City of Guelph. The City received two proposals, and determined that neither met the City’s needs for tourism programs and services.

David Peacock, CEO of Regional Tourism Organization Four, helped the City develop the RFP. Peacock and members of Guelph’s Culture and Tourism and Finance departments evaluated the submissions. “I support the recommendation of the evaluation committee,” said Peacock. “Guelph is a vibrant and important tourism player in the region, and a full operational review would allow the City to assess the long term needs and sustainability of tourism services in Guelph.”

“The City plans to continue exploring innovative ways to deliver tourism services to find the best model to grow this important part of our local economic future,” said Colleen Clack, acting executive director of Community and Social Services.

Under the City’s procurement policy, and as part of the competitive bidding process, the information included in each proposal is considered proprietary/confidential and will not be published by the City.

 

CSS-ED-1336 Tourism Services RFP Update

For more information

Colleen Clack
Interim Executive Director
Community and Social Services
T 519-822-1260 x 2588
colleen.clack@guelph.ca