Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - February 13, 2018
REVISED February 13, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35

Tennis Management - 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 maintain services, tennis instruction, and program coordination to fully operate and manage select tennis court facilities throughout Manatee County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

Manatee County owns and operates five outer-site hard tennis court facilities (lighted and unlighted) throughout Manatee County, aside from courts at the G.T. Bray Recreation Center complex.

The outer-site courts are very busy with public use between tennis and pickleball.  As well, the courts are used by coaches providing fee-based instructional services without a County contract.  The department receives regular complaints from the public regarding the unavailability of courts being used for instruction.

Through an agreement, an experienced tennis management service would maintain services, tennis instruction, and program coordination to fully operate and manage select court locations in accordance with the specifications, conditions, and other provisions of an agreement.

The Provider and the Director of the Parks and Natural Resources Department, or his designee, will agree upon schedules that will accommodate general public access and honor all existing agreements with the School Board.

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 tennis management services.

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 Luz.McQuiston@mymanatee.org and Cynthia.Gray@mymanatee.org


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
106.0013100 - Racquet Center

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Draft Scope of Services_Tennis Program Management Services.pdf