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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Council willing to consider variations to its holiday park and campground management

Council is seeking an experienced manager and operator of holiday parks, caravan parks and/or campgrounds to manage and operate the Parks.

Council owns and operates campgrounds at Moruya (North Head), Dalmeny and Mystery Bay. The campgrounds at Moruya and Mystery Bay are two of the few remaining natural camping sites on the NSW south coast, while Dalmeny campground offers modern amenities

The Management of Batemans Bay Beach Resort is also due for renewal by the end of June 2022 that is based around percentage of profit; estimated value $3 million over five years

Whilst Council's preference is to appoint one manager to operate all four Parks, it is willing to consider proposals to manage any number of the Parks. Any proposal to manage all Parks will be viewed favourably.

The Management Services will begin on 1 July 2022 across all four Parks.

Throughout the Term, the Manager will be required to work closely with Council to ensure the best outcome for the Council, the Parks guests and the community within the Shire (the "Stakeholders').

Whilst Council has detailed a proposed management model in this Tender, Council is willing to consider any reasonable variations by any Tenderer to the proposed model that not only improves the successful management of the Parks but also continues to grow the Parks during the term for the benefit of the Stakeholders.

This Request for Tender includes a draft Agreement and Summary of Scope of Works that provides the base obligations of the Manager. The Scope of Works will link to a new Operations Manual for each Park. For the purposes of this Request for Tender, a copy of a draft Operations Manual for each Park is supplied to applicants.

Tenderers have been advised that they should use the Operations Manual as an indicative draft for a new Manual that will apply throughout the term of the Contract. A new Operations Manual will then be completed by the preferred Tenderer in conjunction with the Council following this Request for Tender and will be attached to the Contract.

The preferred Tenderer will be required to meet the obligations set out in the draft Operations Manual as a minimum but each Tenderer is also encouraged to identify any additional responsibilities or benefits that they will deliver for the benefit of the Council and other Stakeholders during the Term.

As each of the four Parks are different in size, style and structure, the Operating Manuals applying to each Park will vary.

It is of interest that Council is proposing a six year term for each Management Agreement, but say they are willing to consider a longer (but not exceeding 12 years) or shorter period if the Tenderer is able to demonstrate the additional benefits that Council will receive as a consequence of an alternative term.

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