The Commonwealth of Kentucky desires to license out to a private concern property for a zip line attraction at several state parks. Pine Mountain State Resort Park was included on that list.
The other parks include Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill, Greenbo Lake State Park in Greenup, Pennyrile Forest State Park in Dawson Springs and Kenlake State Resort Park in Hardin.
According to Pamela Trautner, director of communications for the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, the state is looking for bidders to construct and operate a zip line attraction in these parks. She said the bidder could decide to bid on a zip line at one of the parks or all of them.
There is no guarantee Pine Mountain would end up receiving a zip line. It is based on the awarded bidder.
According to the bid package, the desired objective is a license agreement with a private licensee who will construct, maintain, manage, operate and furnish a first class, high quality zip line in the highest and best tradition of the Kentucky Parks systems at each state park.
The bid package states, the commonwealth solicits proposals from prospective bidders, who can demonstrate the necessary capability to construct, maintain, operate, furnish and manage a six to eight line zip line.
The bidder must provide, in its proposal for each park, a date that the zip line operation will be open to the general public, as well as the proposed “season” for the zip line operation, according to the bid package.
The bid package also stated the bidder shall employ only competent and orderly employees who will keep themselves neat and clean and will accord courteous and competent treatment and service to all guests and patrons. The bidder is responsible, at their sole expense, signage.
Bids will be opened at 4 p.m. on April 30 during a public forum.
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