Johannesburg, 27 June 2014 – Airports Company South Africa has revealed its
integrated transformation programme aimed at showcasing a variety of business
opportunities available at the company’s network of airports across the
Bongani Maseko, Chief Executive Officer of Airports Company South Africa,
said the company is embarking on this process to raise broader awareness of
business opportunities that are becoming available at the airports following the
expiry of a large number of retail concessions that will go out to tender. The
opportunities presented will offer a more diverse business community at the
“Airports Company South Africa airports are becoming vital retail centres and
catalysts for economic growth. Each will be transformed into multi-faceted,
world-class, global gateways for travel, trade and commerce. As a result,
business opportunities abound. It is imperative to broaden communication to
potential bidders who would not have ordinarily known about the retail
opportunities that exist at our airports,” said Maseko.
Retail opportunities per airport:
- Total at O.R. Tambo International Airport: 104 opportunities, of which all
are going out on tender by the end of the year. There will be 21 opportunities
going out on tender this weekend.
- Total at Cape Town International Airport: 39 opportunities, of which 27 will
be going out on tender by end August and 12 of which will go out in July 2015
- King Shaka International Airport opportunities will go out on tender next
Business owners are encouraged to participate in the tender for the 21 retail
opportunities that will be advertised in national print newspapers on Sunday, 29
June 2014. The criteria is set in a way that if a concessionaire has more than
two opportunities post bid award, the bid will be awarded to the next highest
bidder with less than two opportunities post award. Preference will be given to
bidders who have one or less opportunities per airport and who meet all the
qualifying criteria for any bid.
Available retail opportunities in future will include food and beverage,
foreign exchange, confectionary, eyewear, books, homeward, massage services,
shoes, sportswear, branded fashion apparel, electronics and pharmacy in both the
international and domestic terminal areas.
Transformation initiatives are recognised and supported by various financial
institutions who will offer the relevant advice and resources. Airports Company
South Africa, through its regional airports, will also be on call to assist with
additional information pertaining to their respective retail opportunities.
“Post this phase, we are looking forward to creating and facilitating
enterprise development opportunities to broaden participation by smaller
operators,” concluded Maseko.
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