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Bid Application Deadline Extended for Hilo Muni Restaurant Concession

August 24, 2021, 12:45 PM HST
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The Department of Parks and Recreation has extended the bid deadline for the lease to operate a restaurant concession at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course (“Hilo Muni”) to Sept. 14, 2021.

The corresponding Intent to Bid document, required of all entities wishing to bid on the lease, is now due Sept. 9, 2021.

The lease is for an initial period of six years, beginning Jan. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2027, with future options for two additional two-year extensions. In addition, the lease affords the winning bidder the exclusive right to provide food and beverage services at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.

“We encourage all interested parties to visit the Hilo Muni’s clubhouse and get a feel for themselves of the great potential this business opportunity has for the right restaurant operation to thrive in Hilo,” said Maurice Messina, the Director of Parks and Recreation. “We cannot stress enough how critical it is that interested bidders go online to view and download the bid documents and then submit their intent to bid far in advance of the September 9 deadline. Missing this critical submission (the intent to bid) will disqualify a business from bidding on this rare restaurant opportunity.”

Situated in the new clubhouse facility at the Hilo Muni, the 2,400-square-foot main dining area overlooks the fairway of the first hole and may seat up to 163 people. In addition to the 800-square-foot kitchen, the lease includes a deck area for outdoor seating, an office, dedicated storage areas, and shared use of the golf course’s restroom facilities and parking lot.

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Interested businesses and individuals must go online to view all of the pertinent bid documents and requirements by registering with Public Purchase, the County’s free e-Procurement bidding and vendor management system. Interested vendors must submit their intent to bid by 2 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2021, and final bids must be submitted by 2 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2021.

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For more information on operations at the golf course or to schedule a visit of the concession’s areas, call Troy Tamiya, Hilo Municipal Golf Course Administrator, at 808-959-7711.

For additional information on the terms of the bid, requirements of bidders, or assistance with registering for Public Purchase, click here or call the countyʻs Purchasing Division at 808-961-8231.

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