Miami-Dade Parks Seeks Service Providers for County Parks Programs
Are you a Yoga or Tai Chi instructor, personal trainer, or perhaps a music or art teacher looking for a place to provide your services? Then Miami-Dade Parks wants you to take part in a County Bid to provide your program or services at any one of its 263 park locations.
Vendors being sought may offer participants recreation programming, classes or activities such as:
- Judo Instruction
- Karate Instruction
- Tai Chi Instruction
- Dance Lessons
- Aerobics Classes
- Fitness Activities
- Yoga Instruction
- Music Lessons
- Drama Classes
- Ceramics Classes
- Art Classes
- Photography Classes
- Cooking Classes
- Floral Arrangement Classes
- Computer Skills Classes
(These are examples. Other types may also be proposed.)
In this challenging economy over the last year, The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has been transitioning from serving as a community provider of programming, to serving instead as a facilitator of programs offered by private individuals or businesses. As an example, such current popular offerings are our Fitness Boot Camps, operated by independent personal trainers at our parks.
To that end, the Department has issued the County Bid # 9239-0/15 seeking private providers of family friendly health, fitness, and arts-oriented programs to offer their services to the community on Miami-Dade Park property, a potential windfall for businesses that are financially strained by the high cost and overhead of leasing. Miami-Dade Parks' leasing options are highly affordable in comparison to other venues. For more information, interested parties should contact William Solomon, 305-755-7873, firstname.lastname@example.org at Miami-Dade Parks. To get involved and become a pre-qualified service provider, there are two steps:
- Register as a County Vendor and complete a Vendor Registration Application .
- Request and complete the contract package by contacting Martha Perez in the County's Procurement Department at (305) 375-3022 or via email at email@example.com.
It is each vendor's responsibility to complete the above paperwork and to make sure the information is current because all Requests for Quotation for programming opportunities sent out are based upon the information provided.
About Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/.
Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors. Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities. For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation.
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