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BACKGROUNDER - GAMING REQUEST FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION
OLG is continuing its procurement process to modernize lottery and gaming in Ontario by issuing its fourth Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) for Gaming Zones, grouped into a Gaming Bundle, in Southwestern Ontario. The Southwest Gaming Bundle includes the following:
For more details on OLG’s procurement process for the modernization of lottery and gaming, including Gaming Zone maps, visit:http://corporate.olg.ca/modernizing-lottery-and-gaming-in-ontario-project-status/
Interested service providers are required to submit proposals for the entire Southwest Gaming Bundle, not for individual Gaming Zones or gaming sites contained within the bundle.
Interested service providers must respond to this RFPQ by August 8, 2013. The RFPQ is available on MERX.TM (http://www.merx.com/olg).
What is a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ)?
A Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) will help OLG determine the skills and abilities of potential service providers.
Interested service providers are asked to submit information on their financial and technical attributes and capabilities, including proof of successful experience with similar projects. In addition, service providers must also provide information on business and other relationships that they have had with First Nations and First Nations communities.
Interested service providers must also have submitted an application for registration with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
The RFPQ process will result in OLG’s procurement department having the ability to identify qualified service providers eligible to receive the Request for Proposal (RFP) documents—the next step in OLG’s procurement process.
What are Gaming Zones?
In order to effectively manage the gaming market in Ontario, OLG identified 29 Gaming Zones where existing or new gaming facilities would be permitted, with municipal and other approvals.
Gaming Zones are geographic areas where qualified service providers will be permitted to operate a single gaming facility. The design of these Gaming Zones is intended to manage competition between facilities and ensure a sustainable and efficient gaming market in Ontario.
The boundaries of OLG’s 29 zones were determined by a gravity model—a business tool commonly used for modeling supply and demand within a given geographic area. The model looked at a number of factors to determine where there is maximum customer demand for a gaming facility, including:
|Gaming Zone||Current OLG Gaming Site||Municipalities Included:|
|Zone SW3||OLG Slots at Woodstock Racetrack||City of Woodstock, Oxford County (townships of East Zorra- Tavistock, South-West Oxford, Norwich)|
|Zone SW4||OLG Slots at Western Fair District||City of London, Middlesex County (Townships of Middlesex Centre, Thames Centre, Strathroy-Cardoc), City of St. Thomas, Elgin County (Municipality of Central Elgin, Township of Southwold)|
|Zone SW5||OLG Slots at Clinton Raceway||Township of Goderich, Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Municipality of Central Huron, Municipality of Bluewater, Municipality of Huron East|
|Zone SW6||OLG Slots at Dresden Raceway||Parts or all of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent|
|Zone SW7||OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway||Bruce County (Brockton, South Bruce), Grey County (Hanover, West Grey)|
|Zone SW8||OLG Casino Point Edward||Parts or all of Point Edward and Sarnia|
- Proximity of a gaming site to other gaming facilities;
- Proximity of a gaming site to current and potential customers; and
- Distance a customer is willing to travel to reach a gaming site.
- Step 1 is initial approval from a municipality to consider becoming a gaming site host;
- Step 2 is for OLG to select a service provider through a fair and competitive procurement process; and
- Step 3 is for the host municipality to work with the service provider and OLG to agree on a plan for a commercially viable facility that is located at a site acceptable to the municipality. In the end, final approval must come from the Ontario government.
- Become more customer-focused;
- Select qualified service providers for specific day-to-day operations of Lottery and Gaming; and
- Renew OLG’s role in the conduct, management and oversight of Lottery and Gaming.
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