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Business Opportunities

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) is the private, nonprofit, partner of the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Zoo). Through various agreements with the City of Los Angeles and the Zoo, GLAZA manages seven essential Zoo departments, including fundraising, membership, publications, marketing, special events, volunteers and concessions and retail.

GLAZA occasionally issues Requests for Proposals for various business opportunities in connection with our activities at the Zoo. We encourage you to check this page regularly if your business is interested in working with us.


The City of Los Angeles and the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified business entity to operate and maintain the Food and Beverage Concession and/or the Retail, Tram, Photo Booth and Stroller/Wheelchair Rental operations at the Los Angeles Zoo.

This Request for Proposals is currently available on the City of Los Angeles procurement website,

Mandatory Bidders Conference

GLAZA will hold a mandatory Bidders Conference on December 12, 2018 at 9 a.m. to further familiarize Proposers with the Zoo and the opportunity for doing business. The purpose of the Conference is to clarify the contents of this RFP and to discuss the needs of the Concession. A mandatory Site Walk of the facility will take place after the conclusion of the Conference. It is highly recommended that prospective Proposers read the complete RFP prior to the Conference and begin preparation of their Proposal in order to maximize the benefits of the Conference

We look forward to your participation and please feel free to let others know of this exciting opportunity.

Key dates:

  • RFP Distributed: December 5, 2018
  • Mandatory Bidders Conference and Site Walk: December 12, 2018
  • Proposals Due: February 8, 2019

The best source for information regarding this RFP will be:

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