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Request for Expression of Interest

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Horse Racing Alberta is seeking a single provider of Off-Track Betting throughout the province of Alberta. Operators wishing to apply for the proposed contract are requested to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI).

Operators are required to complete the attached Application Form.

To be considered, Operators must demonstrate that they meet certain mandatory requirements: 

  • Be a legal entity that is licensed in good standing as a racetrack operator or have an agreement with a Racetrack licensed, in good standing, in the Province of Alberta;
  • Demonstrate the financial capacity to invest capital into the expansion of the OTB network and possibly assume certain OTB-related financial obligations;
  • Have proven experience and capability in operating an OTB network that provides a high quality customer experience for horse players; and
  • Express a willingness and ability to deliver and operate a province wide network of OTB facilities that provide superior customer service.

Application forms must be submitted by August 29th, 2014.

NOTE: This is the first step of the process. This process will identify Operators that are interested in, and have the capacity to, enter into a contract to provide this service.

An Evaluation Committee will be established to rate each submission and to determine which Operator will best meet the criteria outlined above.  The Committee will recommend which of the applicants should be invited to proceed to a Request for Proposal stage.

This EOI is not intended to and does not constitute a legally binding obligation on the parties.  Until a formal agreement is finalized and executed, the obligations of the parties under this EOI are limited to those set out herein and in the accompanying Application Form.

It is intended that this complete exercise will be concluded no later than October 15th, 2014.

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