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Throughout the planning and implementation processes, many documents have been developed for the Baileys Trail System. Other information provided here includes printable trail maps, trail safety and etiquette, and links to local programs and clubs.

Current Requests for Proposals & Construction Bids



To all interested Engineering and Architecture Firms:


The Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia (ORCA) intends to contract for architectural and engineering services in connection with the following projects potentially being funded in full or in part by potentially utilizing State of Ohio Fund 7031 or 7035 Capital Improvement program administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.


1. Baileys Trail System- Buchtel- Snow Fork Trailhead:

The trailhead site is intended to have automobile entrance(s)/ exit(s) on OH SR’s 78 and 685. Project site requires grading and fill for development of a gravel trailhead parking lot, new restroom facilities connected to existing sewer and water systems, new lighting, and new a shelter house with picnic tables. Additionally, the Buchtel-Snow Fork Trailhead will include a bike/pedestrian trail bridge across Snow Fork stream, a mixed gravel and natural surface connector trail from the trailhead on undeveloped land, through a portion of Snow Fork Event Center, and connect to the Baileys Trail System in the Wayne National Forest. Total Project Budget: $3,002,100.


2. Village of Chauncey – Chauncey-Dover Park Trailhead:

This project will add camping facilities, extend and connect to existing sewer and water systems, construct equipment storage, walking trails connecting camp sites to planned a visitor center, develop an open-air educational/entertainment pavilion in the center of Depot trail, a bike washing station, interpretive signage and native landscaping, and re-grade and pave Depot Trail for ADA accessibility.

Total Project Budget: $3,000,000


The Architecture/Engineering scope of work will include project design, preparation of bidding specifications and drawings, review of bids, pre- and post- construction meetings, construction oversight as required, and obtaining all necessary permits. The grant administrator will assist in preparation of the bidding/construction documents as specified in RFQ Packet. Project schedules and additional project-specific requirements are included in the full application. Applications may be obtained by contacting the ORCA at 740-667-0113. Applications may also be downloaded at www.baileystrailsystem.org/about/resources/


Statements of qualifications are due January 6, 2023 @ 4 PM to ORCA 23 Main Street Chauncey, OH 45719, or P.O. Box 61 Athens, OH 45701. As required by Ohio Revised Code 153.65-71, firms will be evaluated and ranked in order of their qualifications based on the evaluation factors listed in the full application. Representatives of ORCA will enter into contract negotiations with the most highly qualified firm. Please submit separate proposals for each project that your firm is interested in. Please also state the amount of time that your firm believes would be necessary to have project(s) designed and ready to bid after initial date of Architectural / Engineering contract begins.



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Request for Qualifications – Letter & Instructions Packet


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