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 issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) on October 17, 2018 to seek the services of a qualified management company for Convention Center and Convention/Visitor Services (CVB services). Respondents had the option of submitting proposals for the management and oversight of the Convention Center and CVB services or the management of the Convention Center only. The RFP closed on December 7, 2018.
*Proposals to this RFP were only accepted through BidSync.
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