Got Trout? That is the word this week from Gatlinburg where city officials opened bids from companies seeking to provide goods and services ranging from 7,000 pounds of trout to 200 pairs of pants. The city's bid period for three contracts ends on December 7: the sale of rainbow trout for one year, the sale of Gatlinburg Police Department uniforms for two years, and the provision of security services for a two-year period at the Gatlinburg Convention Center and W.L. Mills Conference Center.
According to the invitation to bidders, the city seeks the delivery of 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout on four dates in 2018 to the Gatlinburg Trout Rearing Facility. Located at Herbert Holt Park near the Spur, the property suffered damages - and the loss of fish life - during the November 2016 fires.