Einzelhandelsflächen im BBI-Terminal zu vergeben27.08.2009
“Our aim is to accommodate a wide range of industries to meet the various expectations and needs of all passengers – from business travellers to low-cost passengers”, says Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports.
The start of the pre-qualification phase and the exact requirements were published in the Official Journal of the European Union. A three-stage Europe-wide letting process is being conducted to allocate space.
- Pre-qualification: Interested companies have the opportunity to submit an application.
- Invitation to tender: Each space is advertised individually. Pre-qualified applicants from stage one are requested to submit an initial binding, financial offer. A concept, business model and strategy must also be submitted together with a business plan.
- Negotiation: The airport enters into negotiations with the best bidders. The aim is to obtain the best concept and most profitable solution for letting.
The letting processes for non-aviation space in the new BBI Terminal have been running since Q1 2009 and will continue until Q2 2010. Tender notifications are carried out successively and are divided according to sector. The pre-qualification phases for letting duty free/duty paid, restaurant/catering and car rental space have been completed and the airport is already in the tender/allocation phase.
A project office was set up especially for letting the space and has been implementing a three-stage letting process since January 2009. The project office deals with all queries from prospective tenants.
The non-aviation segment is becoming increasingly significant at the airports. For example, the share of this segment in the overall result of Berlin Airports rose from just under 20 per cent in 2000 to its current 33 per cent. Berlin Airports aims to increase this share to 47 per cent by 2010.