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LAKE MEAD BOAT TOUR CONTRACT OPEN FOR BID

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Date: April 15, 2013

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2013
Release No.: 2013-21
Contact: Christie Vanover,
e-mail us 702-283-2344

LAKE MEAD BOAT TOUR CONTRACT OPEN FOR BID

BOULDER CITY, Nev. - The National Park Service has issued a prospectus soliciting for proposals in response to a 10-year business opportunity to operate sightseeing boat tours and other related services at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The current Lake Mead Cruises concession contract, which expires Sept. 30, includes operation of the motor vessel Desert Princess paddlewheel tour boat and the Lake Mead Cruises landing at Hemenway Harbor. The new concessioner will provide sightseeing tours and related services in the Boulder Basin/Hoover Dam area of Lake Mead.

To view the prospectus files and specifics for this business opportunity, visit http://concessions.nps.gov/lake004-13.htm. Questions about the prospectus must be submitted in writing to NPS Coordinator Kim Gagliolo at Kim_Gagliolo@nps.gov by 4 p.m. PST April 25. Proposals must be received by 4 p.m. PST June 4.

-NPS-

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