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File #: 19-0148    Version: 1 Name: Programming Partnerships discretionary spending
Type: Miscellaneous Item of Business Status: Approved
File created: 1/28/2019 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 3/19/2019 Final action: 3/19/2019
Title: PROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Good(s) or Service(s): Programming Partnerships Fiscal Impact: $100,000.00 Accounts: Special Events 51001.520635, Community Trust Grant 51010.520835, Teen Programming Grant 51010.521443 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") requests authorization for the General Superintendent or a designee to have discretionary spending up to $100,000.00 through the remainder of 2019 to support educational and recreational program services with a variety of program partners, including, but not limited to, artists, arts groups, youth development groups, program trainers, curriculum development facilitators, and cultural groups. These program partners would be selected via a RFP process and/or bid solicitation process. All programming partnership opportunities will be posted online prior to being awarded to any potential vendor or partner. Program partners could be sele...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Attachments: 1. Programming Partnerships Proposa draft

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PROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS

 

Department:   Conservation and Experiential Programming

 

Good(s) or Service(s):                      Programming Partnerships

 

Fiscal Impact:                      $100,000.00

 

Accounts: Special Events 51001.520635, Community Trust Grant 51010.520835, Teen Programming Grant 51010.521443

 

Summary:  The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) requests authorization for the General Superintendent or a designee to have discretionary spending up to $100,000.00 through the remainder of 2019 to support educational and recreational program services with a variety of program partners, including, but not limited to, artists, arts groups, youth development groups, program trainers, curriculum development facilitators, and cultural groups. These program partners would be selected via a RFP process and/or bid solicitation process. All programming partnership opportunities will be posted online prior to being awarded to any potential vendor or partner. Program partners could be selected for one (1) event or a series of events; but would not be engaged for periods of more than one (1) year. Individual contract payment amounts would not exceed $5,000.00.

 

The program partnerships would be proposed or vetted by the Forest Preserves’ Conservation and Experiential Programming team and selected based on community involvement; ability to provide the service; ability to bring a unique program concept to the Forest Preserves; ability and interest to connect with the Forest Preserves’ mission and vision; ability to support Forest Preserves’ grant programs; price; and ability to bring a new audience to the Forest Preserves.

 

This program strategy complements the goals of the Next Century Conservation Plan, to connect more people with nature and to make the Forest Preserves more welcoming and accessible.

 

Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item.

 

District(s):   Districtwide

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