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Request for Proposals (RFP)

Address: 800 Maynard Ave S. Suite 300 (Map It)
Charles Ng 206-684-8001 |


NEW Extended Proposal Deadline Date:  October 16, 2015 by 1:15 PM

Download the RFP

The City of Seattle acting through its Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is seeking proposals from qualified parties and service providers interested in submitting proposals for a 5 year agreement for the operation and maintenance of coin operated telescopes, located in various Parks around Seattle.

DPR is interested in securing a long-term partner to operate and maintain these viewing devices. As such, DPR is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP).

The Request for Proposals will be available beginning on August 6, 2015.  Interested parties may download or pick up a copy of the RFP or request that one be mailed or emailed to them by contacting the Department at the address shown below. 

Mailing Address and Contact Information
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Contracts Administration and Support Office (CASO)
Attn: Jules Posadas, Contracts and Concession Coordinator
800 Maynard Ave S, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134
Office: (206) 684-8008 / Fax: (206) 233-3949

Please note that electronic submissions of proposals cannot be accepted.

Download Request For Proposal Packet

2015 Concessions Opportunities

Seattle Parks and Recreation Concessionaire requirements are as follows:

  • Seattle Parks permit (fee is $75 per park, per year) to sell on City of Seattle Park property
  • Copy of your current City of Seattle business license
  • Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million dollars and add the ‘City of Seattle’ as an additional insured
  • You and your Staff must all pass a WA State Patrol Background check
  • A small percentage of your gross sales (less sales tax) would be paid to the Parks Department. This is usually 10% or a minimum flat fee per month. The minimum dollar amount may be changed depending on the park and time of year.

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers Opportunities for Seasonal Food truck, activities and fitness Concessions in Various Parks

Seattle Parks and Recreation is interested in securing seasonal partners to operate food service, activities and group fitness in various park locations throughout the City of Seattle. Locations vary with sites appropriate for carts, food trucks and other self-contained service businesses. Packets can be downloaded, picked up in person at the address below, or you may request a packet be mailed to you. Small businesses, Women and/or Minority Businesses are encouraged to submit proposals.

What’s new??
For all Food Service Concessions: Your proposal should include a bid, however, a minimum monthly concession fee of $75, $200, or $350 will be charged based on the selected park. See page 34 of the food service packet.

For More Information:
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Attn: Antoinette Daniel
800 Maynard Ave. S, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134-1334
Office: 206-684-0902

Please note that electronic submissions of proposals cannot be accepted.


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Updated September 25, 2015


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