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Parkway Announces Business Opportunity at Otter Creek

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Date: May 7, 2012
Contact: Laura Nelson, 828-348-3407

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus for a concessions business opportunity at Otter Creek, along the Blue Ridge Parkway. This prospectus is seeking offers for a 10-year concession contract to provide Camping, Food and Beverage, and Retail Services at Otter Creek.

The concessions business opportunity at Otter Creek, located at Parkway Milepost 60.8, near Buchanan, Virginia, includes a restaurant, gift shop and 69-site campground.

A prospectus describing the business opportunity and the terms and conditions of the concession contracts is available on the NPS website at http://concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm.

To request a hard copy of the prospectus to be delivered via Federal Express, send a check for $50.00, payable to the National Park Service, to Mark Morgan, Commercial Services Specialist, National Park Service, Southeast Regional Office, AFC, 1924 Building, 100 Alabama Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Please include a physical address (no post office box) and telephone number. You may also pick up a printed copy at the Superintendent's Office at Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters for $45.00 (checks only). No telephone requests for the prospectuses will be honored.

If you are planning to submit a proposal and have obtained your prospectus from the website, we recommend you advise Mark Morgan, (404) 507-5638, or e-mail
e-mail us, of your interest so you can be notified of any additional information specific to the prospectus. The same information will be posted to the above mentioned website.

A site visit to view the facilities is scheduled for Friday, June 1, 2012.Please submit any questions regarding the Otter Creek prospectus to Mark Morgan, in writing, by Friday, June 29, 2012.

All offers must be received by the NPS no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012, in order to be considered for an award of a concession contract.

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The Parkway uses short side roads to connect to other highways, and there are no direct interchanges with interstate highways, making it possible to enjoy wildlife and other scenery without stopping for cross-traffic.