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Learn about opportunities for your business to work with Five Rivers MetroParks.

Purchasing and Bid Information

Five Rivers MetroParks is responsible for purchasing the highest quality materials, equipment and services at the most efficient prices and in compliance with all local, state and federal statutes to which MetroParks may be obligated. This focus guarantees the taxpayer the ultimate dollar value and builds on MetroParks’ reputation of cost effectiveness and fiscal responsibility.

All materials purchased by MetroParks shall be evaluated to determine which items can be obtained from more-sustainable sources. Vendors that provide sustainable options for materials used by MetroParks will be evaluated and added as a preferred vendor where financially feasible. The products will be assessed to make sure the desired performance is obtained. Energy Star-rated appliances will be purchased when available and financially viable.

How to become a prequalified consultant

Five Rivers MetroParks maintains a list of prequalified consultants for a variety of design professional services. Prequalified consultants are selected on a qualifications-based selection process that is conducted every two years.

Five Rivers MetroParks retains the right to extend the selection of prequalified consultants for up to three two-year periods. Consultants are asked to confirm or update experience and project descriptions on an annual basis.

Prequalified firms are eligible for contract values less than $50,000.  Five Rivers MetroParks may select consultants from the prequalified list based on suitability for the project scope of services.

The prequalification selection process is publicly advertised and based on weighted criteria established prior to the solicitation. The selection process for planning, design or engineering services is conducted as required by Ohio Revised Code.

Consultants will be selected for contract values exceeding the state-established minimum for public bidding. In selecting the preferred consultant, the project lead may consult with representatives from those departments with an active interest in the project. The project lead then must request approval of the board of park commissioners to award the contract to the preferred consultant.

How to become a vendor

MetroParks does not currently manage precertifications or vendor lists. Please respond to the projects in the “Bid On Active Projects” and “Respond to Active Requests for Proposals” sections below as they become available.

Bid On Active Projects

Copies of all contract documents, as prepared, the proposal and contract forms are on file with BlueServ Reprographics, 3313 Seajay Drive, Beavercreek OH 45430, (937) 426-6410, where they may be viewed online and obtained upon nonrefundable payment of the determined plan fees, plus shipping, to BlueServ Reprographics.

View available projects

Respond to Active Requests for Proposals

When available, Five Rivers MetroParks RFPs will be posted here.

Banking and Depository Services

Five Rivers MetroParks invites your company to submit a proposal to provide various banking and depository services. The downloadable specifications below detail our requirements. Questions must be submitted in writing to Jennifer.Grusenmeyer@metroparks.org no later than 4 PM, local time, on March 23, 2017.

Please return your completed proposal package no later than 4:00 p.m., local time, on April 7, 2017, to Five Rivers MetroParks, Attn:  Finance Manager, 409 E. Monument Avenue, 3rd Floor, Dayton ,Oh 45402.

Please contact Jennifer Grusenmeyer @ 937-277-3418 or Jennifer.Grusenmeyer@metroparks.org or Bill Tschirhart @ 937-274-3102 or Bill.Tschirhart@metroparks.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Download RFP

Download Addendum

Rental Services

Five Rivers MetroParks invites your company to submit a proposal to provide rental services. The downloadable specifications below detail our requirements. Questions concerning the contract documents should be directed to: Connie Barney at 937-274-3101 or Jennifer Grusenmeyer, Finance manager, at 937-277-3418.

Five Rivers MetroParks will receive sealed request for proposals for Rental Services until 2:00 p.m. local time on April 7, 2017 at 409 E. Monument Avenue, 3rd Floor, Dayton, OH 45402, Attention: Jennifer Grusenmeyer, Finance Manager.

Download RFP

Buy Surplus Property

Five Rivers MetroParks uses the GovDeals.com Internet auction site to dispose of surplus property.

View a list of items currently being auctioned

Become a 2nd Street Market Vendor

Become an Exhibitor or Food Vendor at Festivals and Events

Exhibitors are invited to participate at several Five Rivers MetroParks special events throughout the year, including:

Food vendors are also invited to participate at the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience.

RiverScape MetroPark hosts a number of festivals throughout the year that are coordinated by community partners. Festival food vendors are organized by the individual festivals; please visit their websites to apply.

Five Rivers MetroParks works with food truck vendors for our programs  Pickin’ in the Park and Music @ Lunch.  Applications will be accepted at this site December – February.  Vendors are limited to self-contained food trucks and will not include providers who cook at street level.

RiverScape MetroPark does not permit external food vendors outside of these programs.

Become a Sponsor

As a sponsor, your business will receive unique sponsor opportunities tailored to bring brand awareness through signage, social media, our website, newsletters, media and more to thousands of residents in and around the Miami Valley.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities

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