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CONSULTING SERVICES FOR EVALUATION OF MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS

Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00000506027

Bid Title: CONSULTING SERVICES FOR EVALUATION OF MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS

Agency Bid No. Title: PUR1215-114

Received Date: 03/09/2016

Close Date: 03/29/2016

Purchase Type: end on October 31, 2016

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 03/22/2016 03:00 PM

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to:BackgroundThe City of Cedar Rapids is seeking Proposals from qualified Consultants to evaluate golf course operations forfour (4) municipal golf courses. Detailed information about the Citys golf courses is available on the Cedar RapidsGolf website at www.playcedarrapidsgolf.com. The Consultant will assist the City with evaluating currentoperational and financial practices of the golf courses as they compare to industry best management practices,identifying opportunities to improve efficiencies and enhance service levels for customers, and provide specificrecommendations to continue to strengthen the business model and goal of operating the Citys public golfcourses without subsidies from the Citys general fund.The City of Cedar Rapids golf course operation has a negative $2,488,811 unrestricted net position for the fiscalyear ending June 30, 2015. This deficit has accumulated over the past decade due to gold operationsexpenditures exceeding revenue. The City is looking for a review of golf operations that will result in a proposalwhere the golf operation is self-supporting with no need to subsidize with property taxes.4.2 TimelinePlanning and data collection shall begin immediately following award of the contract. The City intends to havethe Consultant under contract by May 1, 2016 in order to take advantage of as much of the 2016 operatingseason as possible for observations and customer contact. Presentation of final report shall be completed byOctober 4, 2016.4.3 Scope of ServicesThe evaluation of the Citys golf courses shall include, but not be limited to, public input sessions, marketanalysis, operations analysis, site visits during operating season, benchmarking against other municipal golfsystems and any other criteria the Consultant deems beneficial based on previous experience and expertise. Theawarded Consultant shall provide the services, labor, materials, and expertise required to accomplish thefollowing:4.3.1 Orientation & Data CollectionMeet with representatives of the City of Cedar Rapids in order to gain a full understanding of theobjectives, limitations, and available options with respect to golf operations and financial implications.Additionally, obtain from the City and review any planning and background materials pertaining to thecourses, including historical operating performance, capital improvement plans, planning documents,and budgets.a) Review financial statements and accounting records for Cedar Rapids Golf for the ten-year periodof July 1, 2005 (start of FY06) through June 30, 2015 (end of FY15).b) Review and evaluate existing golf course and facility conditions and maintenance practices forCedar Rapids four golf courses.c) Review the golf rate structure for the golf courses

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Product Codes: 98831, 91800

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: City of Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Rebecca Johnson, Purchasing Services Division

Phone: 319-286-5062

Fax: 319-286-5130

Email: r.johnson2@cedar-rapids.org

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