Jumping Through Hoops: How Public Sector Waterparks Approach Procurement And Planning
Thu. 10 /26 3:30 PM 4:45 PM 220-221
Planning for a new or renovated waterpark can be an intricate process for communities to navigate. Public sector waterparks are subject to local procurement regulations which dictate how any new services are solicited and selected. Private waterparks aren’t always subject to the unique bureaucratic ‘hoop-jumping’ that is necessary for public waterparks to embark upon selecting new partners and materials. The key to success in this process is two-fold. It requires an understanding of the local procurement practice (which can vary greatly by state and even by city) and by engaging professionals to help you in the planning process. Knowing that cities and communities can’t go out and ‘just buy stuff,’ we must truly understand what is required to select services and goods first. Secondly, when communities are examining where to start with a new project it can be helpful to start with a feasibility study, which will help to inform the next steps for any new or renovated design work at your waterpark. Join us for a discussion about the unique challenges that public sector waterparks face as they solicit services and seek to understand the best path forward for their project. Learn from two Park Directors who have experienced planning and procurement firsthand, alongside a feasibility professional who works exclusively with public sector projects.