Bookstore Bids Open for National Scholastics
August 18, 2014
The US Chess Federation is soliciting Bookstore bids for the following National Scholastic events:

National K-12 Grades Championship, 12-14 December 2014, Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 38219

National High School Championship,
10-12 April 2015, Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

National Junior High Championship, 25-27 April 2015, Galt House, 140 North Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40202

National Elementary Championship, 8-10 May 2015, Gaylord Opryland, 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN 37214

Bids must be submitted to [email protected] and [email protected] not later than September 15, 2014.

The US Chess Federation will:

  1. Provide adequate space for the bookstore vendor with tables and chairs.
  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.

Bid will include:

  1. Per player fee or percentage of sales.
  2. Percentage of sub-vendor fees to be paid to the US Chess Federation.
  3. Any other additional concessions offered to the US Chess Federation.

The bidder will acknowledge that

1.      Gift certificates issued will be charged to US Chess Federation at 80% of value.
2.      It is understood that bookstore vendor must obtain US Chess Federation approval for any sub-vendors including any book signings.
3.      The space layout design will be provided to the USCF NLT 30 days prior to the start of the event.
4.      The bookstore is responsible for obtaining its own electrical power and internet service from the hotel.
5.      It is the responsibility of the bookstore vendor to make arrangements with the hotel concerning the delivery or pick up of products.
6.      The bookstore must pay any drayage fee associated with its operation.
7.      The expected arrival and departure dates for products must be provided 30 days prior to the start of the event. 
8.      The bookstore vendor must provide the USCF the primary point of contact 30 days prior to the start of each event.
9.      The bookstore vendor must provide the USCF the store hours 30 days prior to the start of each event
10.  The USCF retains the rights to contract with a T-Shirt Vendor.
11.  The bookstore will provide the chess sets and boards for the events.

Please direct all questions to the USCF Director of Events, Franc Guadalupe, [email protected]