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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Outfitter Concession Opportunity Announced for Next Summer

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Date: August 14, 2013
Contact: Patty Wissinger, 678-538-1211

CHAT Prospectus CoverSandy Springs, Ga. - Today the National Park Service announced a business opportunity for a concession operation at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, with watercraft rentals centered at Johnson Ferry North and Powers Island. “I am confident this new business opportunity will improve visitor service and safety at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area,” said Superintendent Patty Wissinger.  “The park's goal is to have the new business in place by next summer, if possible.”

This National Park Service concession opportunity welcomes proposals from qualified businesses capable of offering rentals of high quality watercraft and personal flotation devices (PFDs), retail, food and beverage, and instructional classes to people using the river.  This opportunity is now advertised on the Federal Business Opportunities website at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOI/NPS/APC-IS/CC-CHAT002-14/listing.html. All commercial outfitters interested in this opportunity are invited to visit the website for detailed information. It explains all the steps to submit an offer to the National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Regional Office.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please do not hesitate to contact Cherrie Brice (National Park Service Southeast Regional Office Concessions Specialist)

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