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Recreational License Bid 6-16-2023

May 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am - June 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Bid Form 2023

Recreational License Bid Instructions June 2023

23-24 Tract List

23-24 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 Bibb, Chilton, Jefferson, Marion, Pickens, 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 2:00 p.m. (CDT) on June 16, 2023, at the Office of University of 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 will be for hunting, horseback riding, hiking, camping, mountain biking, etc.

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 insure its receipt prior to the bid submission deadline of 2:00 p.m. (CDT), June 16, 2023.  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 marked “Recreational Bid 06-16-2023 – 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:  cspark1@ua.edu but must be received by the deadline of 2:00 p.m. (CDT), June 16, 2023.

Successful bidder will be required to carry comprehensive general liability insurance with limits of not 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 as an additional named insured on all insurance policies.  The certificate of insurance will be required upon the execution of the agreement.

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

Minimum bid per acre is $5.00.  Bids below this figure will be rejected.  The University reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities.  Sub-leasing to another by the high bidders will not be allowed.


May 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am
June 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm