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National Park Service Selects Operator for Georgetown Boat Rental
Contact: Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles, 202-619-7177
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service (NPS) has selected B&G Outdoor Recreation, Inc., for a two-year temporary concession contract to provide non-motorized boat rental and storage in Rock Creek Park along the Georgetown waterfront.
B&G Outdoor Recreation, Inc., also known as Boating in Boston, headquartered in Hopkinton, Mass., operates six kayak, canoe, pedal boat and rowboat rental locations in the Greater Boston area, including three at Massachusetts state parks.
"The National Park Service is committed to providing uninterrupted service to paddlers along the Georgetown waterfront," National Park Service Regional Director Steve Whitesell said. "We're eager to see people out enjoying the river this spring."
The NPS solicited responses through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on January 18, 2013. Responses were accepted through February 6, 2013. The current provider of non-motorized boat rental and storage in Rock Creek Park, Jack's Canoes & Kayaks, LLC, did not respond to the RFQ. A multidisciplinary review panel composed of NPS staff from across the country with expertise in business management, park operations, and law and policy analyzed the responses.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 398 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
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