7 Lakes Alliance, a land and water conservation organization based in Belgrade, is seeking bids from commercial entities for advertising on two spaces on the exterior north wall of its annex (commonly known as the Belgrade Lakes Post Office) at 171 Main St. in the Belgrade Lakes village. The spaces measure:
4 feet by 4 feet, 1 inch
3.5 feet by 5 feet, 1 inch
Sealed bids should be submitted no later than Feb. 28 and include a written proposal for 7 Lakes’ consideration. Bids may be delivered in person to the 7 Lakes office at 137 Main St. in the Belgrade Lakes village or mailed to P.O. Box 250, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918. Bids should be labeled ADVERTISING BID and to the attention of Anthony Wilson, director of communications and operations. Bids may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: ADVERTISING BID. No bid(s) will be opened until March 1.
7 Lakes Alliance reserves the right to accept any or all bids with or without explanation.
The highest accepted bidder will have his/her choice of the two spaces it prefers. The second-highest accepted bidder will be awarded the remaining space.
Accepted bidders will be expected to sign a one-year agreement with 7 Lakes Alliance for use of the space, with two one-year options that may be exercised upon the consent and agreement of both parties. An escalator clause may be negotiated into the contract.
Accepted bidders will be contractually responsible for ensuring the content in the spaces is up-to-date, and for the appearance, maintenance and repair of the advertising spaces. The spaces are to be bordered by a white wooden trim, covered with a scratch-free plexiglass surface and include a locking mechanism. Advertisers accept all liability associated with the use of the spaces and must provide a waiver of subrogation to 7 Lakes Alliance.
Questions may be directed to Anthony Wilson, 7 Lakes Alliance director of communications and operations, in writing at email@example.com.