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National Park Service Solicits Concession Contract Proposals for Log Cabin Resort: Site Visit Scheduled for

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Date: May 27, 2013
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005

The National Park Service has issued a Prospectus soliciting proposals in response to a business opportunity to operate overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, and related services at Log Cabin Resort within Olympic National Park

Operation of the facilities is currently covered by a Temporary Concession Contract between the National Park Service (NPS) and ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC that will expire September 30, 2013. The term of the new Concession Contract will be for ten (10) years.

A one-day site visit to Log Cabin Resort and facilities is scheduled for Monday, May 6.

"Concessions operators are valuable park partners, and we are excited to begin this process to identify a new contract for the continued operation of Log Cabin Resort," said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum.

To receive a copy of the Prospectus, please contact:

Isabel Alvarado

Commercial Services Specialist

(415) 623-2225isabel_alvarado@nps.gov

Commercial Services Office

Pacific West Regional Office- National Park Service

333 Bush Street, Suite 500

San Francisco, CA94104-2828

There is a printing cost recovery charge of $50 per copy for delivery via Federal Express or $40 if picked up in person.The Prospectus is also available online at concessions.nps.gov/index.htm.Persons choosing to retrieve a copy of the Prospectus from the NPS website should notify Isabel Alvarado to be placed on the mailing list to receive notifications of any future modifications or other correspondence.

Please contact Lisa Hilt, Concession Management Specialist, Olympic National Park, at 360-565-3007 or lisa_hilt@nps.gov to reserve a spot and receive additional information for the site visit.An RSVP is required for the site visit.

In order to be evaluated and considered for award of the Concession Contract, offers must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Commercial Services Office

Pacific West Regional Office

National Park Service

333 Bush Street, Suite 500

San Francisco, CA94104-2828

Did You Know?

white flower

Does this flower look familiar? The bunchberry, a common groundcover of Olympic's lowland forest, is closely related to the dogwood trees found throughout North America.