Invitation to Negotiate #ITN-2023-062-FB Lory Student Center Quick-Service Restaurant

Purpose
The Lory Student Center (LSC) at Colorado State University is seeking an interested quick-service
restaurant operator for a 690 square foot storefront location (formerly Fifty30) in the lower level of
the LSC, adjacent to the Ramskeller. Office and shared prep, dish room and both dry and
refrigerated storage areas are provided in addition to the storefront location.

Background
The Colorado State University (CSU) System is comprised of three universities (Colorado State
University, Colorado State University-Pueblo and CSU Global), each with very distinct roles and
missions. The universities in the CSU System serve the state, region, country and the world,
educating over 40,000 new and returning scholars annually. Highly skilled graduates number more
than 6,800 a year. This Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) pertains to CSU in Fort Collins.

Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the System’s flagship, is a doctoral-granting tier 1 research
university with a student body of roughly 33,000, total operating budget of $1.6 billion and
employing 7,600 faculty and staff. As the only land-grant institution in the state, CSU has been
serving Colorado since 1870. CSU boasts top-ranked business, veterinary medicine, and journalism
schools, as well as groundbreaking research in atmospheric sciences, infectious disease, and clean
energy technologies.
The mission of the Lory Student Center is to serve as a student-centered organization at the heart of
campus, providing programs and services that create an inclusive community and inspire active,
engaged learning. As an auxiliary enterprise within the Division of Student Affairs, the LSC is a
comprehensive student union recognized nationally as one of the leading university centers.
The LSC annual operating budget is approximately $40 million. Nearly 125 full-time career staff and
650 student and hourly staff serve approximately 22,000 people entering the facility on a daily
basis and hosts approximately 12,000 annual events and meetings. Areas within the Lory Student
Center include the CSU Bookstore; Campus Activities; Marketing; Operations; Student Leadership,
Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE); an extensive array of business and service
partners; and Lory Dining Services. The LSC is a 370,000 square foot facility located in the center of
campus with the residence halls to the west and the academic corridor to the east. The city of Fort
Collins Transit Authority operates one of three Transit Centers from the LSC and is located on the
north end of the LSC.

Optional Site Visit
A site visit is scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2023, at 9:00 AM MT. The site visit should not take
more than one (1) hour.
Directions:
From I-25, traveling north or south
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These directions apply to visitors using I-25 to reach Fort Collins, such as those traveling
from the Denver area or Cheyenne, WY.
• Use exit 268, Prospect Road.
• Head west and continue on Prospect Road for about 4.3 miles.
• Turn right on South College Ave.
• Continue on South College Ave. for about .8 miles
• Turn left onto Laurel Street
• Continue on Laurel Street for about .3 miles
• Turn left onto Meldrum Street
• Continue Northwest on Meldrum Street
• Park in lot 310, Metered lot
From College Ave., traveling north
These directions apply to visitors traveling on College Ave., U.S. 287 from the Loveland area.
• Travel north on College Ave.
• Turn left on Laurel Street
• Continue on Laurel Street for approximately .3 miles
• Turn left onto Meldrum Street
• Continue Northwest on Meldrum Street
• Park in lot 310, Metered lot

Enter the LSC through the newly renovated north side entrance and meet at the Ramskeller
on level 100. A University representative will meet you there

Written Inquiries
Prospective Offerors may make written inquiries by e-mail concerning this Invitation to
Negotiate. Inquiries shall be directed to the following using the e-mail address:
Farrah Bustamante, CPPB, MBA, NIGP-CPP
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Procurement Services
6010 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-6010
Email: [email protected].
The subject line should read “ITN-2023-062-FB LSC Quick Service Restaurant.”
The Procurement Official listed herein is to be the SOLE point of contact concerning this
ITN.

Letter of Interest
If you are interested in taking part in discussions and negotiations, please submit a letter of
interest no later than Friday, May 5, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. MT, to Procurement Services via
email to [email protected].
The subject line should read “ITN-2023-062-FB LSC Quick Service Restaurant.”
The letter of interest must include the following information:
1. Tell us about your concept.
2. Tell us about your company.
3. Describe the brand recognition of your concept with students.
4. What is your marketing strategy?
5. Describe your service philosophy and strategy.
6. Describe your sustainability practices.
7. Describe your interest in providing student opportunities such as student
employment, student internships, scholarships, student success and programmatic
support.

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