Resources & RFBs for our Trailbuilders




The Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia (ORCA) will receive sealed bids until 3:00 P.M. local time on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the ORCA’s office for the BAILEYS TRAIL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. This invitation to bid is for multiple contractors to provide labor, equipment, supplies and materials in performing operations necessary for the complete and proper development of approximately 28 miles of natural surface trail facilities in the WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST: BAILEYS TRAIL SYSTEM.  Sealed bids will be received by ORCA AT 8 E. WASHINGTON ST., ATHENS, OH 45701 by the above-stated date and time, at which time they will be publicly opened and read on site. Unit pricing will not be disclosed at the bid opening.

Mail or deliver sealed bids to OUTDOOR RECREATION COUNCIL OF APPALACHIA, C/O MS. JESSIE POWERS, 8 E. WASHINGTON ST., ATHENS, OH 45701 label all bids: BAILEYS TRAIL CONSTRUCTION. The ORCA takes no responsibility for delivery of bids through mail.  The Bidder further understands that the ORCA shall determine in its sole discretion the lowest responsive and responsible Bidder, and the ORCA may reject any and all bids or make substitution, waive defects it deems unsubstantial in any bid, and that if awards are made, the ORCA will award the bid in the best interest of the ORCA.  Award of bid is subject to funding appropriation for this project.  The ORCA reserves the right to reject any or/all bids, to waive any formality, and/or accept the bid deemed in the best interest of the ORCA.  The project components will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidders. State of Ohio Fund 7031 or 7035 monies are being used to assist construction and all relevant State of Ohio requirements apply.

Plans, specifications, and bid forms are available for download below.

A pre-bid meeting will be held virtually on Thursday May 5, 2022 at 11:00am EST, email to obtain meeting link. Contractor questions not answered within this or the incorporated documents can be addressed via email to Jeremy Wimpey ( and Jessie Powers ( prior to 4 pm local time (Eastern Standard) on Friday May 6, 2022. Responses will be posted to the Baileys Trail System website ( ) prior to May 9, 2022.

Dated this 28th day of April, 2022.