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NOTICE OF SOLICITATION #180143-LOI
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
FOR DEVELOPMENT, PERMITTING, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF A NATIVE WILDLIFE RESCUE CONSERVATION AND NATURE CENTER
AT MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN REGIONAL PARK
The purpose of this Notice is to conduct market research to identify potential partners through a Request for Expressions of Interest (LOI) to assist the Maricopa County (County) Parks & Recreation Department (MCPRD) in identifying potential government or non-profit private public partnership opportunities for the development, permitting, construction, operation, management and maintenance of a native wildlife rescue conservation and nature center (“Complex”) at McDowell Mountain Regional Park (“Park”). Other closely related facility proposals that fit with the MCPRD mission and vision will also be considered. The site Master Plan for McDowell Mountains Regional Park (“Master Plan”) (attached as Exhibit “A”) describes the existing plan for the Park and supports activities that will enable MCPRD to continue to add, improve or expand facilities and amenities. A Master Plan update is currently being proposed for the County’s 2018 fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018). The update may consider additional facilities and amenities in the Park.
To submit a LOI for this project, respondents shall register through www.bidsync.com. To register with www.bidsync.com, please go to www.bidsync.com and click on the orange ‘Register’ link. Registration has no cost, and will allow you to access all of the bid information, bid documents, receive bid notifications, and submit a response. ONLY RESPONSES THAT ARE SUBMITTED THROUGH www.bidsync.com WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR INTEREST-NO EXCEPTIONS! For assistance, please contact BidSync Vendor Support Department via phone or email, during regular business hours: 1-800-990-9339 or agencysupport@BidSync.com
All LOIs must be submitted electronically to www.bidsync.com prior to the bid closing. The LOI will be listed under, and marked “SERIAL 180143-LOI REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR DEVELOPMENT, PERMITTING, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF A NATIVE WILDLIFE RESCUE CONSERVATION AND NATURE CENTER AT MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN REGIONAL PARK.”
All administrative information concerning this LOI can be located at Maricopa County Parks and Recreation website: www.maricopacountyparks.net. Any addenda to this LOI will be posted online at: www.bidsync.com. All Administrative inquiries concerning information herein shall be addressed to:
Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Department
ATTN: Emily Miller, Contract Administrator
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Morristown, AZ 85342
The Maricopa County Procurement Code (“The Code”) governs this procurement and is incorporated by this reference. Any protest concerning this LOI must be filed with the Procurement Officer in accordance with Section MC1-905 of the Code.
Mandatory Attendance at Pre-Proposal Conference:
A mandatory pre- submittal Conference will be held at the McDowell Mountain Regional Park Nature Center, 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268, at 10:00 a.m. (Phoenix Arizona Time) on September 14, 2017. The Conference will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Late arrivals may be admitted at the discretion of MCPRD’s Contract Administrator. Respondents (defined below) must represent a non-profit or government agency. LOIs from agencies that do not meet this criterion will not be accepted. Respondents are required to attend this conference as Maricopa County will not consider any LOI from Respondents that do not attend this conference.