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June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Bid Form 2024


Recreational License Bid Instructions June 2024 (includes FAQ’s)


24-25 Tract List


24-25 Online Map of Available Tracts


The University of Alabama is soliciting bids for the recreational use limited license on selected tracts of land located in Jefferson, Montgomery, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, and Walker Counties in Alabama.  Offers for the Recreational Use Licenses must be submitted by sealed bids which will be publicly opened and read aloud at 10:00 am (CDT) on June 20, 2024, at the Office of University Lands and Real Estate Services, 1115 14th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL  35401.  All bids must be received in the Office of University Lands and Real Estate Services, prior to the bid opening time, to be considered. Recreational Use Licenses include hunting, horseback riding, hiking, camping, mountain biking, etc.

All information on this year’s tracts can be found online at the following address:  https://universitylands.ua.edu/university-lands-bids/ or you may contact the Office of University Lands and Real Estate Services at (205) 348-3510.

Only bids which are submitted on the bid form prepared by the Office of University Lands and Real Estate Services will be considered. Bidders submitting bids on more than (1) one tract should print all pages of the bid form and submit a separate bid for each tract.  If a bid is mailed, the bid should be posted in sufficient time to ensure the receipt prior to the bid submission deadline of 10:00 am (CDT), June 20, 2024. The mailing address for bid submission is The University of Alabama, Attn: Office of University Lands and Real Estate Services, Box 870176, Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0176. Mailed bids should be labeled “Recreational Bid 06-20-2024 – with the County and Tract you are bidding on in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope for bid security. Bid forms can be emailed to the following email address:  bmfox@ua.edu but must be received by the deadline of 10:00 am (CDT), June 20, 2024.

Successful bidders will be required to carry comprehensive general liability insurance with limits of no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury and $1,000,000, per occurrence, for property damage.  Each bidder will be required to add The University of Alabama as an additional named insured on all insurance policies.  The Certificate of Insurance will be required upon the execution of the agreement.

The term for the recreational use license will be one (1) year, and with the University’s consent, can be renewed for nine (9) additional terms, for one (1) year each. The annual fee will be due upon signing the agreement, with a 20% deposit due within five (5) business days of Acceptance of the winning bid. The annual fee for each renewal term will increase by two-and-one-half percent (2½%) above the prior year’s fee, each subsequent year of renewal.

Minimum bid is $5.00 per acre.  Bids received below this threshold will be rejected. The University reserves the right to accept or reject any, or all bids, and to waive any informalities. Any subletting by the highest bidder in the attempt to transfer the recreational use license to another individual is prohibited.


June 20
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Brittney Fox
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University Lands and Real Estate Services
1115 14th Street
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
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