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File #: 22-0296    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Approved
File created: 6/2/2022 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 6/14/2022 Final action: 7/26/2022
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 Preserve District of Cook County to 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; Board Approved Extension (1/14/2020) 5/2/2021 - 6/30/2023, with three (3) one-year renewal options to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A 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 R...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Attachments: 1. Go Ape, 2. FPCC Ordinance Fees - Title 7, 3. 2022 Budget - Schedule 23
Related files: 22-0260, 15-0464, 20-0003, 20-0164, 20-0357, 14-0405
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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 Preserve District of Cook County to 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; Board Approved Extension (1/14/2020) 5/2/2021 - 6/30/2023, with three (3) one-year renewal options to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent

Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A

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 has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval.

District(s): 17

Summary: Go Ape seeks to offer two (2) new activities at their existing Bemis Woods South operating location. Each of these activities can be operated without changes to existing infrastructure at the Adventure Park. No construction is required or requested.

The first new activity is a shortened "Tree Top Discovery" adventure course, which utilizes the existing course, but uses fewer stations and lasts for less time. The existing full course lasts two (2) to three (3) hours. The shortened course will run about one (1) hour. The shortened course will be offered at a lower price point than the full course.

The second activity, the "Forest Escape" is an area designated within the Adventure Park footprint that offers a...

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