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Everglades National Park Requesting Proposals for Commercial Visitor Services at Flamingo

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Date: January 29, 2013
Contact: William Gordon, 305-242-7762
Contact: Mary Plumb, 305-242-7714

On Wednesday, January 16, the National Park Service (NPS) released a prospectus for a concession contract that provides commercial visitor services at Flamingo in Everglades National Park. The prospectus addresses the operations, located at Flamingo (38 miles from park headquarters) and provides lodging, camping, tour boat, canoe/kayak rentals, skiff rentals, houseboat rentals, bicycle rentals, boat slip rentals, food and beverage, retail, boat transfer service and other visitor services. 

The projected annual revenue in 2015 (when all services will be offered to visitors, including new lodging):  $3.5 to $4.9 million.  

The contract term for operations at Flamingo is ten years. The minimum franchise fee will be 4.7% of gross revenue for the ten years of the contract  

A site visit is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Flamingo District of Everglades National Park. Attendance at the site visit should be confirmed with Bill Stevens, (404) 507-5636, or via email at e-mail us. 

The prospectus is available on the NPS website at http://concessions.nps.gov/ever001-14.htm. Hardcopies are available upon request for $50. Please make checks payable to the National Park Service and send to Bill Stevens, Concessions Program, Southeast Region, NPS, AFC, 1924 Building, 100 Alabama Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Please include a physical address (no post office boxes) and telephone number. Individuals obtaining a prospectus from the website should

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Everglades National Park, which protects over 1.5 million acres, is the 3rd largest national park in the lower 48 states, behind Yellowstone National Park (2nd) and Death Valley National Park (1st).