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Solicitation of a Concession Contract Prospectus to Operate Guided, Interpretive Raft Tours in the Black Canyon and Marina Services at Willow Beach within Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Date: March 30, 2012

 

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2012
Release No.: 2012-09

Contact Heidie Grigg (702) 293-8923

 

Solicitation of a Concession Contract Prospectus to Operate Guided, Interpretive Raft Tours in the Black Canyon and Marina Services at Willow Beach within Lake Mead National Recreation Area

 

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus soliciting for proposals in response to a business opportunity to operate Guided, Interpretive Raft Tours in Black Canyon and Marina Services at Willow Beach within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Black Canyon includes the area just below the base of Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. Both the raft trip and Willow Beach Marina are located on Lake Mohave (both Lakes Mead and Mohave are within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area).

The NPS issued the Prospectus on March 21, 2012. Please see the Prospectus for specific terms, conditions, and deadlines. The Prospectus is currently available on the NPS Commercial Services website at http://www.nps.gov/commercialservices/lake017-13.htm

The NPS Director (pursuant to 36 C.F.R. Part 51) has determined that the Existing Concessioner is NOT a preferred Offeror for the Contract to be awarded. The term of the new Authorized Concession Contract will be for ten (10) years. Any proposals must be received by 4 p.m. (Pacific Time), June 19, 2012, at the National Park Service, Pacific West Regional Office, Attn: Commercial Services Office, 333 Bush Street Suite 500, San Francisco, California 94104.

If you choose to retrieve a free electronic copy of the Prospectus from the NPS website, please notify NPS Commercial Services Project Manager Darby Watson (email at e-mail us ) to ensure you are placed on the mailing list to receive notifications of any future modifications or other correspondence.

If you wish to purchase a paper copy of the prospectus, please contact Darby Watson (by email at e-mail us, or by telephone at (415) 623-2226.

 

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