Forestry Commission Scotland is on the hunt for entrepreneurs who can muster the necessary resources, business acumen and proper vehicles to run the passenger uplift service at its Downhill mountain bike venue, at Innerleithen, in the Scottish Borders.
The new business will be responsible for operating a bus-based transport system to safely transport bikers and their bikes to the top of the downhill routes. If all goes to plan, it is hoped that the successful business would be up and running by early Summer.
Candidates interested in the business opportunity should request a tender pack by 16 February. The pack can be obtained by emailing Tender details will then be sent out to interested parties, who will be asked to submit a business plan looking at areas including: how they would operate the service and contribute to taking forward Innerleithen for mountain bikers and the local area. The tenders will need to be returned by 13 March with interviews planned near 20 March.
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