Accepting Bids - 2014-2015 Bookstore
By Patricia K Smith   
February 27, 2014

The US Chess Federation is now accepting Bookstore bids for the 2014 & 2015 National Events!


Bids must be submitted to:

uscfbids@gmail.com, no later than Monday 31 March 2014, by midnight (CST)

You are bidding on the following five (5) events at the following locations:

US Open
Rosen Centre Hotel
July 26 - Aug. 3, 2014
9840 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
  National K-12 Grade Championship
December 12 - 14, 2014
Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
 
National High School Championship
April 10 - 12, 2015
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
  National Junior High Championship
April 25 - 27, 2015
Galt House
140 North Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
 
National Elementary Championship
May 8 - 10, 2015
Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

The US Chess Federation will:

  1. The US Chess Federation will provide adequate space for the bookstore vendor with tables and chairs at all listed National Events.
  2. Provide the bookstore vendor with the contact name at the hotel property so they may make necessary arrangements for product delivery.
  3. Provide a US Chess Federation point of contact person at the event.
  4. Include a complimentary full page ad in the 2014/2015 Nationals Program Book for each event.


Bid should include:

  1. Per player fee per event.
  2. Bookstore vendor agrees to provide chess boards and pieces for each event listed above. Sets (boards and pieces) must arrive no later than 10:00 AM, Wednesday, preceding each of the above listed events.
  3. Percentage of sub-vendor fees to be paid to the US Chess Federation.
  4. Any other additional concessions offered to the US Chess Federation.

  5. The bid should acknowledge:

    1. Gift certificates issued for Friends and Family Tournament will be charged to US Chess Federation at 60% of value.
    2. It is understood that bookstore vendor must obtain US Chess Federation approval for any sub-vendors including any book signings.
    3. Space layout design will be provided to the US Chess Federation 60 days in advance of the event.
    4. The bookstore is responsible to provide their own electrical power and internet service.
    5. It is the responsibility of the bookstore vendor to make arrangements with the hotel concerning the delivery or pick up of product.
    6. Pay any drayage fees associated with the bookstore.
    7. Expected arrival and departure dates for product and bookstore contact.
    8. Store hours during the event to be submitted 60 days in advance of each event.
    9. USCF retains the rights to contract with a T-Shirt Vendor.



    All questions to USCF Director of National Events: Pat Smith patsmith@uschess.org.