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  • County accepting proposals from prospective Colossal Cave Mountain Park operators

    Mar 25, 2015 | Read More News
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    walking tourPima County began accepting proposals March 23 from prospective park operators interested in running and managing Colossal Cave Mountain Park Attractions.

    Declining attendance and other concerns prompted the Pima County Board of Supervisors to seek a new operator for the park. The 2,700-acre county park includes its namesake, Colossal Cave, considered the largest “dry” cave of its kind in the United States, as well as historic buildings, a campground, hiking trails and environmentally sensitive riparian habitat.

    Prospective operators have until 4 p.m., May 8 to submit proposals to the county. There will be a pre-bid conference at 10 a.m. April 1 in the Economic Development and Tourism eighth floor conference room, 33 N. Stone Ave., suite 830. Proposals can be mailed or hand-delivered to Pima County Department of Economic Development & Tourism, 33 N. Stone Ave., Ste. 830, Tucson, AZ 85701.

    The proposed contract term is for 10 years and may be renewed for 15 years and 25 years after that. The contract is for the “operation, repair, rehabilitation, development, design, construction, and maintenance of an historic show cave and nature park attraction activities.”

    Read the RFP.

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