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File #: 20-0003    Version: 1 Name: Go Ape Bemis Woods LLC (“Go Ape”), Frederick, Maryland
Type: Contract Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 12/4/2019 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/14/2020 Final action: 1/14/2020
Title: PROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Go Ape Bemis Woods LLC ("Go Ape"), Frederick, Maryland Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to extend and amend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Professional design, construction, operation, and maintenance services for an Aerial Adventure & Zipline Course (the "Course") Original Contract Period: 5/1/2014 - 5/1/2019; Board Approved Extension (9/8/2015) 5/2/2019 - 5/1/2021 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 5/2/2021 - 6/30/2023, with three (3) one-year renewal options to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A (Revenue Generating). Go Ape has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves a $20,000.00 annual fee plus a tiered percentage of gross revenue generated at the Course Original Approval: 10/7/2014 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimat...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Related files: 22-0296, 20-0357

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PROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT

 

Department(s):  Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions

 

Vendor:  Go Ape Bemis Woods LLC (“Go Ape”), Frederick, Maryland

 

Request:  Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and amend contract

 

Good(s) or Service(s):  Professional design, construction, operation, and maintenance services for an Aerial Adventure & Zipline Course (the “Course”)

 

Original Contract Period: 5/1/2014 - 5/1/2019; Board Approved Extension (9/8/2015) 5/2/2019 - 5/1/2021

 

Proposed Contract Period Extension:  5/2/2021 - 6/30/2023, with three (3) one-year renewal options to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent

 

Total Current Contract Amount Authority:  N/A (Revenue Generating). Go Ape has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves a $20,000.00 annual fee plus a tiered percentage of gross revenue generated at the Course

 

Original Approval:  10/7/2014

 

Previous Increase(s):  N/A

 

This Increase Requested:  N/A

 

Estimated Fiscal Impact:  N/A (Revenue Generating)

 

Accounts:  N/A

 

Contract Number(s):  14-40-405

 

Concurrences:

The Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Attorney have approved this item.

 

 

District(s):  17

 

Summary:  In addition to extending the contract, the proposed amendment will allow Go Ape to pay their annual fee to the Forest Preserves in quarterly installments in exchange for an annual administrative fee, based on prime lending rates. It also adds the option for the Forest Preserves to charge a late fee and requires background checks for Go Ape staff who work with unaccompanied minors, as part of a broader Forest Preserves effort. In 2018, the Go Ape agreement generated $75,000.00 for the Forest Preserves.

 

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