Given the complexity of issues related to the Santa Clara Convention Center and the Convention Visitors Bureau, to increase the level of transparency and public awareness related to the Convention Center Management Agreement and the Convention-Visitors Bureau Agreement, this webpage has been created to provide background and current information on:
- Santa Clara Convention Center
- Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Tourism Improvement District (TID)
This webpage contains information regarding: contracts; the performance audit; Council actions; and, other information as it becomes available.
Request for Proposal (RFP)
The City of Santa Clara is seeking the services of a qualified management company for Convention Center and Convention/Visitor Services (CVB services). Respondents may submit proposals for the management and oversight of the Convention Center and CVB services or the management of the Convention Center only.
For more information including how to submit proposals, get details here about the RFP and announcement.
*Proposals to this RFP are only being accepted through BidSync.
Governance and Visioning Workshop
The City of Santa Clara held a Governance and Visioning Workshop on Nov. 15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Feedback from all community engagement efforts will be made available to potential proposers, the panel reviewing the proposals, and the City Council that will award a contract.
Take our Survey
We want your input on the desirable characteristics, community benefits and economic development strategies for the Santa Clara Convention Center. The City would like to hear from you about key parameters that will help guide the selection of the next operator of the Convention Center. Your feedback will be made available to potential proposers, the panel that will review the proposals to operate the Santa Clara Convention Center, and the City Council that will award a contract. Take the survey today!
Recent News Releases
(11-26-18) Audit of Tourism Improvement District Finds More Fiscal Mismanagement by the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Need for More City Oversight
(10-18-18) Santa Clara launches National Search for Convention Center operator
(09-20-18) Santa Clara Terminates Chamber of Commerce’s Contract for the Operations of the Santa Clara Convention Center and Prepared to Report Questionable Practices to State and Federal Authorities for Further Investigation
(09-19-18) Audit of Santa Clara Convention Center and Convention-Visitors Bureau Finds Financial Mismanagement, Conflicts of Interest and Misuse of Government Resources under Chamber of Commerce Management – City Takes Action to Terminate 34-Year Chamber Agreement
Final Audit Report