Request #20-42

Please provide the RFP responses submitted by all bidders for the recent SEA Airport Dining and Retail Lease Group 5. Thank you. 


January 29, 2020 via web



Erik Ward





Point of Contact

Public Disclosure Pier 69

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March 12, 2020, 1:28pm
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Mr. Ward:


A copy of these proposals were posted to this link by ADR Staff: Lease Group 5 Proposals.


The posting was done by ADR staff pursuant to the terms of the Port’s Request for Proposals (RFP) and Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP) documents for concession opportunities that are part of the Airport’s Lease Group 5.  As set forth in the RFP or CEP, certain sections of every proposal have been redacted from the RFP’s in this posting. 


No redaction log was provided because these documents were not posted pursuant to a Public Records Act request, and the redactions are not intended to be consistent with the PRA. 


We have also uploaded a zip file containing these same RFP’s in the event you are not able to successfully access the link.


Please let us know if you would like to receive an exemption log, as we would be happy to provide one for you. However, due to the voluminous amount of RFP’s and the number of records requests the Port is already producing, it could take several weeks for a log to be produced.


If you are satisfied with what we have provided to you, and you do not wish to receive a formal exemption log, please let us know and we will close your request. If we do not receive any further response from you by Friday, February 28 we will assume you are satisfied with the Port’s response and then at that time your request will be closed.


In addition, please note, However, the Port did make redactions within some of the RFP proposals pursuant to the public records act. Those citations are below:


LOAN INFORMATION – There records contain financial information regarding a small loan which is protected from disclosure and has been redacted per the following citation:


RCW 42.56.230 (6) - Personal and financial information related to a small loan or any system of authorizing a small loan in RCW 31.45.093.


TAX RETURNS/ TAX RETURN INFORMATION – There records contain tax returns and/or tax return information which is protected from disclosure and has been redacted per the following citation:

 26 U.S.C. 6103 - Confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information

  • 6103.

Confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information:

(a) General rule

Returns and return information shall be confidential, and except as authorized by this title—

(1) no officer or employee of the United States,

(2) no officer or employee of any State, any local law enforcement agency receiving information under subsection (i)(7)(A), any local child support enforcement agency, or any local agency administering a program listed in subsection (l)(7)(D) who has or had access to returns or return information under this section or section 6104(c), and

(3) no other person (or officer or employee thereof) who has or had access to returns or return information under subsection (e)(1)(D)(iii), paragraph (6), (10), (12), (16), (19), (20), or (21) of subsection (l), paragraph (2) or (4)(B) of subsection (m), or subsection (n),

shall disclose any return or return information obtained by him in any manner in connection with his service as such an officer or an employee or otherwise or under the provisions of this section. For purposes of this subsection, the term “officer or employee” includes a former officer or employee.

(b) Definitions

For purposes of this section—

(1) Return

The term “return” means any tax or information return, declaration of estimated tax, or claim for refund required by, or provided for or permitted under, the provisions of this title which is filed with the Secretary by, on behalf of, or with respect to any person, and any amendment or supplement thereto, including supporting schedules, attachments, or lists which are supplemental to, or part of, the return so filed.

(2) Return information

The term “return information” means—

(A) a taxpayer's identity, the nature, source, or amount of his income, payments, receipts, deductions, exemptions, credits, assets, liabilities, net worth, tax liability, tax withheld, deficiencies, overassessments, or tax payments, whether the taxpayer's return was, is being, or will be examined or subject to other investigation or processing, or any other data, received by, recorded by, prepared by, furnished to, or collected by the Secretary with respect to a return or with respect to the determination of the existence, or possible existence, of liability (or the amount thereof) of any person under this title for any tax, penalty, interest, fine, forfeiture, or other imposition, or offense,


(B) any part of any written determination or any background file document relating to such written determination (as such terms are defined in section 6110(b)) which is not open to public inspection under section 6110,


(C) any advance pricing agreement entered into by a taxpayer and the Secretary and any background information related to such an agreement or request for such an agreement, but such term does not include data in a form which cannot be associated with, or otherwise identify, directly or indirectly, a particular taxpayer. Nothing in the preceding sentence, or in any other provision of law, shall be construed to require the disclosure of standards used or to be used for the selection of returns for examination, or data used or to be used for determining such standards, if the Secretary determines that such disclosure will seriously impair assessment, collection, or enforcement under the internal revenue laws.


(3) Taxpayer return information


The term “taxpayer return information” means return information as defined in paragraph (2) which is filed with, or furnished to, the Secretary by or on behalf of the taxpayer to whom such return information relates.


January 30, 2020, 11:32am by Jerome Wilen, Manager (Staff)
Document(s) Released Public
January 30, 2020, 11:30am
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
January 29, 2020, 10:33am