Glastonbury RFP Now Open for Boathouse Catering Contract

Vendors may submit proposals to Purchasing office

Post Date:11/21/2019 9:28 AM

The Town of Glastonbury is currently seeking proposals from qualified catering vendors interested in providing catering and bartending services for private events held at the Glastonbury Boathouse.  Effective Tuesday, November 19, 2019, a formal request for proposal is open and the Purchasing office is accepting proposals for this exciting partnership opportunity. 

The Glastonbury Boathouse has been in operation since May 1, 2015 and has since established itself as one of the premier event and wedding venues in the Hartford area.  In 2018, 34 weddings and 57 other private events were held at the Boathouse.  Currently, 52 weddings have been booked for 2019 and 48 for 2020, and client interest continues to grow significantly year over year.

The Town is looking to contract with three to five (3-5) Approved Caterers to provide a range of menu options and event coordination for guests at The Glastonbury Boathouse at Riverfront Park, while also providing additional revenue to the Town.  The intent of this RFP is to award a three (3) year contract term, with the opportunity for renewal upon mutual agreement to the selected Approved Caterers.  Interested individuals and firms should request the proposal instructions and details from the Office of the Purchasing Agent, 2155 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033-6523 or via the Town website at responses must be submitted to the Purchasing Agent no later than the closing time and date posted on the RFP.  Additionally, an optional, pre-proposal meeting will be held at The Glastonbury Boathouse, 252 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033, on December 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  For more information, please visit or contact the Glastonbury Purchasing office at (860) 652-7588.

The Town invites residents to share this partnership opportunity with any vendors they believe may be interested and looks forward to reviewing responses.

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