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    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center Prospectus Released

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Date: June 3, 2013
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034

The National Park Service (NPS) announces the release of a prospectus soliciting proposals for a business opportunity to operate marina and retail facilities including headboat and charter boat fishing trips and related visitor services at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center within Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The current concession contract for these services, held by Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Inc. since 1973, will expire on December 31, 2013. The new 10-year concession contract is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2014.The contract requires a year-round concession operation, which includes headboat and charter boat fishing trips, moorage, retail, grocery, water and land based fuel sales, and related fishing support services.

Parties interested in learning more about this opportunity and how to submit a proposal should visit the NPS Commercial Services website at http://www.concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm.This site includes the prospectus, which provides information on the business opportunity and the terms and conditions of the contract.Hard copies must be requested from the National Park Service Southeast Regional Office in writing at the address below. There is a printing cost recovery charge of $50 per copy for delivery via Federal Express or $45 per copy if picked up in person at the Southeast Regional Office. Persons interested in obtaining a prospectus should mail, or bring in person, a check or money order made payable to the NPS (cash or credit card will not be accepted). You must include a business address (no post office box) and telephone number to receive a Federal Express package. For personal pick up, contact Cherrie Brice, at e-mail us or by calling (404) 507-5636.

A site visit has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, 2013.Please RSVP to Jo Anne Blankenship by calling (252) 475-9048 or emailing e-mail us for details and to reserve a spot.

All questions in response to this prospectus are due in writing to the address below or by email at e-mail us no later than July 10, 2013.

All offers must be received by Cherrie Brice, Concessions Management Specialist, Southeast Region, 100 Alabama Street, S.W., Building 1924, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 no later than 4:00 p.m. EDT on September 3, 2013.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.