Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 9, 2017
May 9, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #27

Sand Volleyball - Small Dollar Concession


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Hunsicker / Director / x6001

Danny Hopkins / Recreation Division Manager / x6005

Action Requested
Approval to allow staff to move forward with a competitive selection process for a Small Dollar Concession Agreement valued at less than $50,000 to manage sand volleyball camps, classes, and tournaments at Coquina Beach. There may also be other sand volleyball opportunities in park settings such as Bennett Park and others developed in the future.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

FS 125

Manatee County Code 2-24

Background Discussion

Coquina Beach is located in Manatee County on the south end of Anna Maria Island. 

There are currently three sand volleyball courts at Coquina Beach (one-north and two-south of the cafĂ©) that are available for play by the public and visitors.  Sand volleyball tournaments are periodically approved at Coquina Beach through the Parks and Natural Resources Special Event permitting process, whereby the event organizer installs temporary volleyball courts.

The County has been approached by an organizer proposing a partnership whereby the organizer would provide and install four permanent volleyball courts with nets and court boundaries near the concession building at Coquina Beach.  Through an agreement, the courts would be donated to the County and the volleyball organization would be allowed to set up and conduct volleyball camps, classes, and tournaments for both local athletes and traveling teams.  Other volleyball organizations have shown similar interest. 

Staff recommends that a small dollar concession Request for Proposal (RFP) be developed from the attached Proposed Scope of Services so an agreement can be issued to a qualified organization that is capable of providing youth and adult recreational sand volleyball management services at Coquina Beach.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return an approved copy of the agenda to Jayne.roberts@mymanatee.org and Cynthia.gray@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Scope of Services_Youth & Adult Sand Volleyball Management Services.pdf