Recreation Division

We offer swimming, weight lifting, boxing, basketball, youth football, volleyball, aerobics, arts and crafts, and additional activities for the citizens of St. Louis.

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Phone: (314) 289-5320

5600 Clayton Ave in Forest Park

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Recreation Division offers programming throughout the City of St. Louis for residents of all ages.  We offer swimming, weight lifting, boxing, basketball, youth football, volleyball, aerobics, arts and crafts, and additional activities for the citizens of St. Louis.  Recreation Division activities are fully or partially funded through the department of Housing and Urban Development through a grant from the Community Development Administration in the form of Community Development Block Grant Dollars.

La división de recreación ofrece programación a lo largo de la ciudad de St. Louis para los residentes de todas las edades. Ofrecemos natación, levantamiento de pesas, boxeo, baloncesto, fútbol juvenil, voleibol, gimnasia, artes y oficios y actividades adicionales para los ciudadanos de St. Louis. Actividades de la división de recreación son financiadas total o parcialmente a través del Departamento de vivienda y desarrollo urbano a través de una subvención de la administración para el desarrollo comunitario en la forma de desarrollo de comunidad Block Grant dólares.
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City of St. Louis RFP for Pest Control 

Deadline Has Been Extended Until Monday January 25, 2016







    1.      Purpose and Intent


This is a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for a company(s) to provide a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (ITM) Program for the City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry (the “City”). 


The purpose of this RFP is to solicit sealed proposals for the purpose of hiring a qualified company(s) to provide a comprehensive (ITM) Program for Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry facilities. 


The intent of this RFP is to award a contract to the respondent(s) whose proposal, conforming to this RFP, is most advantageous to the City.  The City reserves the right to award the contract(s) resulting from this RFP to one or more respondents, as required and appropriate to meet the needs of the City.


1.2      Background


The City of St. Louis currently contracts for these services with a single vendor.  The City desires a program dealing with the use of pesticides and rodenticides used in and around facilities.  It is the City’s policy to reduce the amount of toxicity and amount of hazardous materials used in City operations.  Contract services referencing and utilizing guidelines, principles and practices of Integrated Pest Management Institute, Pesticide Action Network North America, National Pest Management Association and/or other industry related standards are desired. 


The current facilities being serviced are as follows:


Buder Center 2900 Hickory

Cherokee Center 3200 Jefferson

Gamble Center 2907 Gamble

Marquette Center 4025 Minnesota

Tandy Center 4206 W. Kennerly

12th & Park Center 1410 S. Tucker

Wohl Center 1515 N. Kingshighway

Cabanne House 5300 Lindell Boulevard



Fish Hatchery House Forest Park

Jewel Box Forest Park

Parks Administration Building 5600 Clayton in Forest Park

Soulard Center & Market 730 Carroll Street


The City reserves the right to modify this schedule at the City’s discretion.


1.3     RFP Timeline


1.3.1 Question and Answer Period


It is the policy of the City to accept questions and inquiries regarding this RFP only via U.S. mail. Written questions shall be mailed or emailed to the attention of the following individual:


Ms Evelyn O Rice-Peebles

Commissioner of Recreation

5600 Clayton in Forest Park

St. Louis, MO  63110


Questions must be received no later than Friday December 18, 2015.  The City will maintain a list of all entities requesting copies of the RFP and shall ensure that copies of all questions and responses hereto shall be made available to each entity on such list.  Contact with committee members other than Evelyn Rice-Peebles is strictly prohibited.


Questions should be asked in consecutive order, from beginning to end, following the organization of the RFP.  Each question should begin by referencing the RFP page number and section number to which it relates.  The City will respond in writing to each contact and/or question.  Short procedural inquiries may be accepted by telephone by the City; however, oral explanations or instructions given over the telephone shall not be binding upon the City.  Other than short procedural inquiries made by telephone, Respondents shall not contact the City directly, in person, by telephone, or by facsimile, concerning this RFP.


After the submission of Proposals, unless requested by the City, contact with the City is limited to status inquiries only and such inquiries are only to be directed to the above-named individual.  Any further contact or information about the proposal to the City or any other City official connected with this RFP will be considered an impermissible supplementation of the Respondent’s Proposal.


1.4  Submission of Proposal


In order to be considered by the Selection Committee, a Respondent’s Proposal must be received by the City at the appropriate location by the required time.  Proposals received after this deadline will not be accepted.  THE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION ARE:









ST LOUIS, MO  63110



Proposals must be labeled on the outside of the package to clearly indicate that they are in response to the Proposal for Integrated Pest Management Services.


Each Respondent must submit one (1) sealed, complete, ORIGINAL Proposal.  Each Respondent must also submit seven (7) sealed, full, complete and exact copies of the original.  It is suggested that the Respondent make and retain a copy of its Proposal


Proposals made in any other manner are not valid and will not be considered.  Sealed Proposals may be mailed or delivered personally but must be received by the point of contact listed in this section of the RFP by the deadline listed in this section.  Proposals received late will be returned unopened. Respondents submitting Proposals shall assume full responsibility for timely delivery of sealed Proposals at the designated location. 


1.5   Representation of Respondents


In submitting a Proposal, each Respondent represents that:


  1. he or she has read and understands the RFP and that the Proposal is submitted in accordance therewith;

  2. the Proposal has been prepared independently without collusion with any other person or firm for the purpose of restricting competition;

  3. he or she has not employed or retained, paid or agreed to pay any fee, commission or percentage to any person or firm (other than a full time employee working solely for the respondent) to solicit or secure this contract. 




    1. Background


The City is interested in receiving sealed Proposals for the purpose of awarding a contract to a firm or organization to provide Integrated Pest Management for certain Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry facilities.


2.2     Goals and Objectives


  • To retain a qualified company to provide comprehensive Integrated Pest Management for the above-named Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry facilities and occasional on-call Pest Management services. 


  • To reduce the amount of toxicity and amount of hazardous materials used in City operations.  Contract services referencing and utilizing guidelines, principles and practices of Integrated Pest Management Institute, pesticide Action Network North American, National Pest Management Association, and/or other industry related standards are encouraged.


  • To pursue a fair and competitive contract with qualified company(s).


  • To allow all qualified companies interested in providing these services an equal opportunity to do so.


2.3  Scope of Services


The City seeks to enter into a contract with a qualified company(s) to perform the following services:


Provide Integrated Pest Management

  • On a scheduled, planned basis

  • On an on call emergency basis

  • On an on call quoted basis

2.4 Term


The City is interested in a one (1) year contract commencing in February, with possible three (3) one (1) year renewals, unless earlier terminated pursuant to the contract. The contract will provide that the City shall have the option to terminate the contract upon ninety (90) days notice without cause and immediately for cause.


    1.       Reports


The Respondent shall maintain all documentation of work performed and provide the City with said documentation.




3.1   Proposal Selection Committee


The evaluation of Proposals will be performed by a Selection Committee composed of representatives of the Mayor’s Office, Comptroller’s Office, the Aldermanic President’s Office, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry.  The guidelines for the selection process are in accordance with Ordinance No. 64102 and the Regulations established by the Board of Public Service. 


3.2      Selection Criteria


The following statements should be addressed in full in preparing any response to the RFP.  Each statement should be restated in bold with a detailed response immediately following, unless inclusion in an appendix is more practical.


The Selection Committee will review proposals using the following criteria as a guide to determine which, if any, proposals are the most advantageous to the City’s needs and which respondent is most qualified to provide the requested services.


   A.   Years of experience in performing Integrated Pest Management.


   B. The qualifications and experience of the firm and its personnel to perform the requested services, as stated in this RFP.


   C.   Proposed cost of services.


   D.  Proposed scheduling of services.


   E.  References


   F. The firm’s level of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) participation.  The City of St. Louis is fully committed to involving M/WBE firms in meaningful roles on all contracts.  To that end, the City, acting through is Disadvantaged Business Enterprise ((DBE) Program Office, has established a goal of 25% MBE and 5% WBE participation in connection with the contract resulting from this RFP.  A copy of the City’s Directory of Certified M/WBE’s is available on the DBE Office website: or by contacting the DBE Office at 314-551-5000.  AM/WBE Utilization Plan form is attached to this RFP (Appendix 1).


In addition to items A through F above, please submit the following information, if applicable.


     G.  Completed Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise form (Appendix 1)


  H.   Statement of the company’s ability to meet all requirements of the   Americans   with Disability Act.


  1. Statement of the company’s ability to meet all audit requirements.


  1. Statement of the company’s cost/pricing structure for full completion of any of the requirements stated in this RFP.


  1. Statement of the company’s ability to meet all non-discrimination requirements


  1. Unauthorized Alien Affidavit (Appendix 2)



  1.       Reservation


The selection Committee reserves the right to interview, or cal for a presentation from, any respondent submitting a response, as well as form additional evaluation criteria for the presentation.  The Selection Committee also reserves the right to discuss the proposals with any or all respondents.  Nothing in the RFP is intended to be, nor should anything herein be construed as, an offer of engagement.  A selection or designation of a successful respondent shall not be construed as an off of engagement until and unless a contract is fully negotiated.  For the contract to take effect, all applicable parties with the authority to bind the respective entity must sign the agreement.


The Selection Committee reserves the right to:  1)  reject any and/or all Responses with or without cause, 2)  request additional information from bidders as the City may deem necessary, 3)  waive any and/or all non material irregularities pertaining to this selection and/or submission of responses, 4) disqualify any and/or all firms or bidders and reject any and/or all bid responses for failure to comply with this RFP or to promptly provide additional requested materials or information, and 5)  cancel this RFP.


  1.       Intent


It is the intent of the Selection Committee to award the Contract(s) to the lowest responsible qualified Respondent provided the bid response has been submitted in accordance with the requirements of this RFP.




Contractor, its employees and subcontractors, shall have in place and shall maintain all licenses required by law for the performance of the Services, including but not limited to, business tax receipts and any and all necessary professional licenses, and shall be registered to do business in the City of St. Louis, Missouri.


Contractor  shall at its sole cost, procure and maintain on file with the City of St. Louis at all times, policies of insurance as hereafter specified.  Such policies shall name “The City of St. Louis and its offices, agents, and employees” an additional insured and be issued by insurers having a Best’s Rating of not less than B12.


Insurance in the initial minimum amounts, below, shall be provided.


General Liability Per Occurrence Aggregate

Comprehensive $1,000,000.00 $1,000,000.00


Contractual Liability

Personal Injury

Explosion and Collapse

Underground Hazard

Products/Completed Operations

Broad Form Property Damage

Independent Contractors

Cross Liability and Serverability  of Interest Clause


Automobile Liability Per Person Per Occurrence

Comprehensive $500,000.00 $1,000.000.00





Workers Compensation $1,000,000.00




Upon notification of a acceptance of their bid by the City, the successful Respondent will be required to enter into a Contract(s) within 30 days of the notification of the award, subject to extension at the City’s discretion.  The City is NOT obligated under the RFP for services and there is NO binding agreement between the City and the successful bidder(s) unless and until the successful bidder(s) enters into a written executed Contract with the City and approved by the City for the required services under RFP,  If the successful bidder(s) and the City are unable to enter into a Contract with 30 days of the notification of  the award, subject to extension at the City’s discretion, the acceptance of the successful bidder’s bid may expire and the City may select the next most advantageous and qualified bid pursuant to the Selection Criteria.  The above-stayed time limits and terms in this section (“Award of Contract”) apply to all further potential successful bidders.




6.1 Amended Proposals


A respondent may submit an amended proposal before the deadline for receipt of proposals.  Such amended proposals must be complete replacements for a previously submitted proposal and must be clearly identified as such in the transmittal letter.  The City will not merge, collate or assemble proposal materials.








    1. Right to Withdraw Proposals


Respondents will be allowed to withdraw their Proposals at any time prior to the deadline for receipt of Proposals.  The Respondent must submit a written withdrawal request signed by the respondent’s duly authorized representative(s) addressed to the City.


    1. Revisions to this RFP


In the event that it becomes necessary to clarify or revise this RFP, such clarification or revision will be by addendum.


There are no designated dates for release of addenda.  Therefore, interested Respondents should check the City website on a daily basis from time of RFP issuance through RFP deadline date.  It is the sole responsibility of the Respondent to be knowledgeable of all addenda related to this RFP.


    1. Respondent Responsibility


The respondent assumes sole responsibility for the complete effort required in this RFP, No special consideration shall be given after Proposals are opened because of a respondent’s failure to be knowledgeable of all he requirements of this RFP.


    1. Cost Liability


Any cost incurred by the respondent in preparation, transmittal or presentation of any Proposal or material submitted in response to the RFP, including oral presentation and demonstration if required, shall be borne solely by the respondent.


    1. Audits


The City of St. Louis and the City’s auditors and accountants shall be afforded access during the term of any contract adopted pursuant to this RFP, and for five (5) years following termination, to all of the company’s books and records without limitation whatsoever for the purpose of conducting audits. All books and records shall be open to inspection and/or reproduction to the extent necessary to adequately permit evaluation and verification of the company’s full compliance with contract documents.  In those situations where the company’s records have been generated from computerized data or records, in addition to hard copy (reports), contractor shall provide such information on disk or in a suitable alternative electronic format.


    1. Contents of Proposals


All materials submitted in accordance with this RFP will become and remain the property of the City and will not be returned.


All Proposals shall be considered public records, but may be deemed and treated as “closed” or “exempt” by the City, at the sole discretion of the City, pursuant to the City’s understanding and interpretation of the laws of the State of Missouri.  All Proposal material may be treated as open records.  The City cannot guarantee confidentiality of any materials during the evaluation process or at any other time.  Thus, Proposals and communications exchanged in response to this RFP should be assumed to be subject to public disclosure.


    1. No Obligation


This RFP in no manner obligates the City to the eventual purchase of services offered until confirmed by an executed written agreement approved by the City.  Progress toward this end is solely at discretion of the City and may be terminated at any time prior to the signing of an agreement.


    1. Termination


This RFP may be canceled at any time and any and all Proposals may be rejected, in whole or in part when the City determines it is in its best interest.


    1. Governing Law


This RFP, and any agreement with respondents that may result, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Missouri.


    1.   Nondiscrimination M/WBE


The City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of the race, color, religion, sex, age, physical handicap, national origin or sexual orientation.  Any person entering into any agreement with the City, and their agents shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, physical handicap, national origin, or sexual orientation, nor shall they exclude from participation in, deny benefits of, or subject any person to discrimination under, any program or activity made possible or resulting from any agreement with the City.


Minority/Women’s Business Enterprise Obligation:  Approved Caterers will be expected to take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that Minority an Women’s Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) as certified with the City of St. Louis as defined in Mayor’s Executive Order #28 have a maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts and subcontracts financed in whole or in part with the City of St. Louis funds under this contract agreement, and to agree to comply with all applicable provisions of Executive Orders and ordinances relating to such matters.  All Proposers shall set forth in the Proposal the proposed compliance measures.  The Contractor shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, and sexual orientation of physical handicap in award and performance of contracts financed in whole or part by the City of St. Louis.


Completion of Appendix 1, attached, attesting to a project goal regarding percentage of MBE/WBE is required.


    1.   Living Wage & Minority Participation


Respondents will be expected to comply with the City’s Living Wage Ordinance No 65597, and are encouraged to review this ordinance prior to making their submissions.  The City is actively seeking participation by MBE and WBE firms and encourages those firms to submit proposals.


    1.   Americans with Disabilities Act


In connection with the furnishing of goods and services under any contract resulting from this RFP the firm shall comply with all applicable requirements and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


6.14    Indemnification


Each respondent, in seeking, receiving or possessing this RFP and/or in submitting a response, does release, indemnify, and hold the City an its various employees, representative and agents harmless from and against all claims and demands of any and all loss, cost, damage, or liability of whatever nature which may be asserted against or imposed against the City as a result of issuing this RFP, making any revisions thereto, conduction this selection process and subsequent negotiations, and making a final recommendation and/or entering into a contract.


    1.    Unauthorized Alien Affidavit


As a condition for the award of this contract, Contractor, shall, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 285,530 through 285-555 of the Revised Statues of Missouri 2000, as amended, by sworn affidavit (attached hereto as Appendix 2) and provision of documentation, affirm its enrollment and participation in a federal work authorization program with respect to the employees working in connection with this Agreement, Contractor shall also sign an affidavit (attached hereto as Appendix 2) affirming that it does not knowingly employ any person who is an unauthorized alien in connection with this Agreement pursuant to the above stated Statutes.


Subject to Appropriation


Any contract or agreement that results from this RFP is subject to annual appropriation by the City.  Any contract or agreement that results from this RFP is voidable at any time by the City if appropriation by the City for the services under the contract or agreement is not made.



City of St. Louis Recreation Centers

12th & Park Recreation Center - 1410 S. Tucker - 314.589.6142

Hours of Operation 

Monday through Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday 12 noon - 5:00pm Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Buder Recreation Center - 2900 Hickory - 314.664.0327

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 11:00am - 8:00pm


Cherokee Recreation Center - 3200 South Jefferson - 314.664.0582  or 314.289.5365

Hours of Operation 

Monday through Friday 8:00am - 7:30pm


Gamble Recreation Center - 2907 Gamble St.- 314.531.0505

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00pm


Marquette Recreation Center- 4025 Minnesota - 314.353.1250

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 9:00am - 7:30pm

Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm


Tandy Recreation Center - 4206 Kennerly - 314.652.5131

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 8:00am - 7:30pm


Wohl Recreation Center - 1515 North Kingshighway - 314.367.2292

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 8:00pm

Other St. Louis Recreation Facilities

Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation Center - 724 Union - 314.367.4141
Formerly the West End Center - Operated by the Demetrius Johnson Charitable Foundation

Carondelet Park Rec Complex - 930 Holly Hills - 314.768.9622
Owned by the City of St. Louis - operated by the YMCA of Greater St. Louis

O'Fallon Park Recreation Complex - 4343 W Florissant - 314.932.1423
Owned by the City of St. Louis - operated by the YMCA of Greater St. Louis in partnership with Boys and Girls Club of America


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Phone: (314) 289-5320
Fax: (314) 535-3901

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

5600 Clayton Ave in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63110

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