Doing Business With The Park
Request for Proposals
Ranger-Led Program Opportunities
Acadia National Park is issuing this REQUEST for PROPOSALS from any organization or business wishing to add Park Ranger-conducted nature programs about Acadia National Park to talks, walks, hikes, youth programs, bicycle tours, bus tours, or boat programs serving Mount Desert Island and Schoodic. A standard fee for park ranger-narrated activities will apply. Accepted proposals will be valid for up to five years and ranger-led services will be marketed to park visitors in park facilities, program publications and on the park website. Please review the Request for Proposals, then, fill out the RFP application.
Historic Blue Duck Ships Store
The National Park Service is seeking proposals from interested parties to lease the Blue Duck Ships Store building within Acadia National Park.
“We see this as an opportunity to re-open a building that has been closed for many years and an even greater opportunity to preserve an important historical building on Islesford” said Superintendent Kevin Schneider.
The Blue Duck Ships Store, also known as the Hadlock Store, is located on Islesford, or Little Cranberry Island, in the Town of the Cranberry Isles, Maine. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was originally used by the Hadlock family for 25 years as a ship’s store and then as a general store and a sail loft. In 1917 it was sold to William Otis Sawtelle, the founder of the Islesford Historical Society. Sawtelle used the structure as a residence and to display a collection devoted to the history of the region at the store until the collection was moved to the Islesford Museum in 1927.
For those wishing a site visit to the Blue Ducks Ships Store prior to submitting a proposal, the building will be open on Friday August 25 from 9 to 11 am with National Park Service representatives on site. If you would like to make a site visit on another day, the National Park Service will do their best to accommodate your needs. Please contact Gail Gladstone, Cultural Resources Program Manager, by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 207-288-8728 to arrange an appointment.
The National Park Service will consider proposals that ensure the historic and architectural values of the property are preserved. The proposed use of the offered property must be compatible with respect to preservation, protection, and visitor enjoyment of the park
area. Guidelines and selection criteria are included within provided materials.
Final proposals are due to the National Park Service Regional Office in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania by October 13, 2017. The National Park Service will review all responses
to this “Request for Proposals” through an evaluation panel. The final selection will be
made by the National Park Service Regional Director, Northeast Region.
For details, visit the full listing posted at FedBizOps.Gov or review the documents provided below:
Commercial Use Authorization
If you are a business operator and want to conduct business within the National Park you are required to obtain a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) Permit (36 CFR Sec. 5.3). Failure to obtain the CUA Permit may result in the issuance of a fine and/or removal from the park.
Last updated: January 8, 2018