Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Contract Management

Commercial Management Concession Agreements (CMCA): A CMCA is the preferred agreement for a concession operation that is mobile and or not affixed. This type of agreement is utilized when use of the park is for a commercial activity or business venture for reoccurring events by the same vendor/operator during the course of the year. Examples of CMCA’s include, but are not limited to, scuba certifications, food and drink vendors, commercial sales and/or service offerings (i.e. guided tours for fishing, boating, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, equestrian).

  1. A CMCA does not grant an exclusive right to use a specific site within a County Park.
  2. The preferred term of a CMCA is up to two (2) years with a provision for automatic renewal of one (1) year unless either party gives prior notice of its intent not to renew.
  3. CMCAs are available on a “first-come, first-serve” basis upon the approval of a CMCA Application.  A sample CMCA is attached to the CMCA Application. All CMCA Applications are approved by the Director of Maricopa County Park and Recreation Department.
  4. The CMCA Applications are evaluated on Best Value based on the following criteria, which include but are not limited to:
  • The proposed good(s) and/or service(s) to be offered by the concession and how the proposed concession relates to the recreational use of the Park(s) to be served; and
  • The uniqueness of the proposed concession at the Park(s) to be served; and
  • The professional standing and business history of the proposed Concessionaire; and
  • The proposed presentation of the good(s) and service(s) to be offered and the method by which they are proposed to be delivered; and
  • The need for additional service providers.

5.  CMCA Concession Fees and insurance requirements (regulated by Maricopa County Risk
     Management Department):


Application, attachments and non-refundable application fee payment of $150.00 (Administrative Fee) is to be mailed or hand delivered to:

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
Attn: Contract Administrator
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road
Morristown, AZ 85342

If you prefer to email, you may pay the non-refundable $150.00 Administration Fee via credit card.  Send the application and attachments to: emily.miller@maricopa.gov and an invoice will be generated from which you can make credit card payments by calling (602) 506-9500.  Application will not be reviewed until the non-refundable $150.00 Administrative Fee is received. To download a copy of the application, click here:  .pdf file  Microsoft Word document.

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