Facility Request For Proposal (RFP)
Surf Lakes International Pty Ltd
Your Contact Details
Details of the company/entity, which intends to operate the SLI License?
Name of company/entity
Business Identification Number
If in Australia please include ABN, ACN or other company identification number according to the jurisdiction in which the entity is incorporated. Outside Australia please include all business addresses and contact details for registered trading offices, include registry details in accordance with your country, region, county, state or other.
Registered Address of company/entity
Street Address Line 2
State / Province
Postal / Zip Code
Please outline details of principal shareholders (unless a public listed entity).
Please outline the company background/history.
Please highlight the core competencies of the company.
Please highlight the organisational structure of your company/entity.
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Please outline any recent projects/developments that would indicate your ability to complete high-level developments/projects.
Outline any experience you may have had in managing operations of a facility similar to a surf park OR indicate if third parties will be involved in the management of the intended facility. NB: If a third party or contractor will be involved please highlight their company details, one key contact and demonstrate their history in similar surf park or other management.
If possible please indicate a timeframe within which you intend to build and begin trading using SLI technology (months).
Please outline your anticipated timeline, highlighting key objectives, activities and milestones toward “turning the first shovel”.
If land has been secured, is it or will it be:
Land not secured yet
Other (please provide details)
Please rate the site using the rating system outlined below:
Existing Land Use
Site Area – Amount of land available for development.
Flooding – Potential impacts due to flooding.
Access – Capacity of surrounding road network and potential transport infrastructure required for access.
Public Transport – Proximity to current and future public transport infrastructure (i.e. buses, trams, trains and airports).
Environmental – Environmental constraints and existing vegetation.
Services – Access to water, sewer and power infrastructure.
Social impacts – Current infrastructure, site uses and zoning.
Visibility – Proximity to major road networks.
Please describe site location (Please indicate the exact site location and attach site map/site plans, etc.):
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What is the site size?
Proximity to nearest city/town centre?
Potential Market / Viability Studies
Has there been any significant viability studies/surveys completed? If so, please comment and attach results.
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Anticipated Operations Summary
Do you intend to operate the lake as?
A full commercial facility open to the public
A part of a private resort style or residential community setting with limited hours and therefore smaller participant numbers
A combination of the above with both private “members” and mainstream public entry (ie half lake public other half private)
How many days per week do you anticipate operating?
2 to 5
6 to 7
How many hours per day do you anticipate running the machine?
3 to 5
6 to 8
9 to 12
How many waves are you looking to create per hour?
0 to 500
500 to 1000
1000 to 1500
1500 to 2000
2000 to 2400
What size waves do you intend to run?
Full size all the time (2m plus)
A combination of small, medium and large waves on varying days, time slots etc
Small to medium (0.5 to 1.5m waves)
Please add more information about how the above will be catering for your anticipated market:
Have you had experience gaining approval through the local government for previous ventures? If so, in point form, please highlight the process that was followed.
In point form, please highlight the process that was followed.
Do you foresee any challenges when applying for approval?
Please outline the challenges and if possible, how you intend to overcome them.
Does the site have access to water for initial fill? If so, please indicate approximate cost for usage and how you intend to access the supply.
Do you foresee any challenges in regard to accessing said utilities? If so, please highlight how you intend to overcome the challenges.
Operations & Staffing
While not offering a franchise model, SLI may offer advice regarding operational and user management processes. SLI is willing to work with the licensee to establish effective user fee collection. Which of the following suggested modes for charging users would appeal to you as a potential licensee?:
Pay by wave
Pay by hour
Pay by memberships
Pay by entry to facility
Do you have access to technology, which can effectively manage your intended user charge structure?
Please explain the key components and positives of the technology.
Public Liability and Professional Indemnity: Given this is a relatively new space from an insurance perspective, we will work with you and a potential insurer to determine best options for coverage for standard public liability and professional indemnity risks. Note: insurance is to be taken out by the intending licensee and NOT SLI. Who are the leading insurers of similar type facilities in your region?
Ethics & Human Resources
Does the company have well documented work place policies in place in relation to the following areas? (select all that apply)
Disability and work
Returning to work after injury or illness
Pregnancy and work
Parents and careers
Cultural diversity in the workplace
Equal opportunity in practice
Bullying in the workplace
How do you intend to fund the project? (select all that apply)
Please outline details of the above funding and how quickly funding can be accessed.
Regarding operational expense, in the start-up/opening phase, will funding be used? (While not guaranteeing instant success nor a franchise model, SLI will work with you to create an initial forecasted budget for three years.)
NB: While not requested now, we might also request:
Copies of the applicant(s)’s audited financial reports for the last three financial years. If audited financial reports are unavailable: special purpose financial reports.
The applicant(s) to identify any events which could materially impact their financial position since the date of the last audited / special purpose financial statements and up to the date of this RFP.
Description of the level and type of any parent support (e.g. parent company guarantees) expected to be provided to the applicant(s), including a confirmation letter from the parent company.
Applicable letters of comfort from debt financiers / financial institutions.
Does the entity applying for a Surf Lakes International license or any individual associated with the entity/company applying for a Surf Lakes International License have an existing agreement/license with another man-made wave/wave pool/wave lake provider?
Please outline whom the agreement is with and highlight details such as type of agreement, length of agreement, and current status of agreement:
Is the entity applying for the Surf Lakes license intending to construct a wave pool/wave lake utilising technology which is supplied by a party deemed by Surf Lakes to be a competitor in the wave pool/wave lake/man-made wave industry in any location globally?
I have read, understood, and accept Surf Lakes' Terms & Conditions
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