Kane County is seeking to identify potential buildings to house a food hub, currently anticipated to be in operation within the next few years. You may have received notice that the Food Hub Project has just released a Request for Information (RFI) to help generate a list of potential facilities within Kane County where the hub could eventually be located. The list of potential buildings will be made available to assist candidates seeking to own and/or operate the food hub.
A food hub is an entity that aggregates and distributes food products from small to mid-sized farms to satisfy local wholesale demand. The release of the RFI follows the completion of a Food Hub Feasibility Study, which assessed the market potential and operating structure of a food hub enterprise in Kane County.
The Site Search RFI document includes additional background information along with a brief set of questions to correspond with any potential buildings that you feel would be appropriate to add to the site list. Interested respondents might include economic development officials, commercial real estate managers, and others with knowledge of commercial facilities in Kane County that could fulfill the needs of a food hub operation.
To register to receive the RFI document, please contact the Kane County Purchasing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. All related questions can also be directed to the Purchasing Department. For more information about the RFI and upcoming Operator Request for Proposals, visit the project webpage.