Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Mobile Concession Bid

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INVITATION: This is an invitation to submit a sealed bid for a permit to operate a mobile Canoe/Kayak/Paddleboard concession for the 2017 season subject to the terms, conditions and special instructions of this bid. Bids must be received and date stamped prior to the pubic bid opening at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2017. All bids should be submitted on the form provided. Click HERE for the Bid Form.

The Suffolk County Department of Parks is accepting Proposals/Bids until Wednesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. for permits to operate a Canoe/Kayak/Paddleboard Concession for the 2017 season at the following Parks:

Cedar Beach, Southold

Meschutt Beach County Park, Town of Southampton

Cedar Point County Park, Town of East Hampton

Paul T. Given County Park, Hauppauge

Green’s Creek County Park, Town of Islip

Smith Point Marina, Shirley

Indian Island County Park, Town of Riverhead

Southaven County Park, Town of Brookhaven

Lake Ronkonkoma County Park, Town of Smithtown

Timber Point County Park, Town of Islip

The Department recognizes there may be an alternate Suffolk County Park not listed above for which you would like to provide service.  In that event, you may suggest an alternate Suffolk County Park and submit a bid for it. Add the Park’s name and a specific description as to the proposed launching spot in the blank space and enter the proposed permit bid. The Department will consider your proposed site and advise you whether or not the County approves of adding a canoe/kayak/paddleboard mobile concession to the proposed park.  Please be advised that only park properties that belong to Suffolk County are included in this permit—the onus is on each Proposer to verify the sites they propose to use are Suffolk County Parks property.

The requirements to obtain a Permit for a Canoe/Kayak/Paddleboard Concession are:

  • County specified insurance coverage as outlined in the Permit Agreement.
  • Permit fees to be paid by the selected Vendor upon execution of the Agreement.
  • Completion of County Mandated Forms

An Advertising Fee of $250.00 to be used for Commissioner-directed advertising. Payment and camera ready advertisement must be received by Parks by 3/15/17 to be included in the Suffolk County Parks Leisure News (newsletter).

A one year Permit will be issued for a site to the bidder who has the proper credentials to operate a Canoe/Kayak/Paddleboard Concession, meets all the requirements stated above, and provides the best financial return to the County.

No proposal/bids will be accepted after 11:00 a.m. on February 28, 2017. Proposals may be submitted in person or by mail to:

Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation
West Sayville Golf Course
Montauk Highway, P.O Box 144
West Sayville, NY 11796-0144

For any additional information please contact Trish at or at 631-854-4912.

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West Sayville, NY 11796


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