National Park Service Seeks Proposals for Campground Operation

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Date: July 28, 2014
Contact: Michele Kuna , 570-426-2440
Contact: Martin Tjiattas, 215-597-6107

The National Park Service has issued a prospectus for proposals to provide a concession operated campground within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.The proposed Concession Contract will be for a term of ten (10) years.The current Concession Contract between the National Park Service and the existing concessioner expires on December 31, 2014. Proposals must be received by September 25, 2014, to be considered.

"Getting the new concession contract in place will ensure that visitors will continue to have a quality camping experience in the park," said Superintendent John J. Donahue. "We are required by law to have an open competition to determine who will manage the concession camping facilities."

Dingmans Campground, located north of Bushkill, PA along Route 209, consists of 133 camping sites.33 of the sites have water and electric hookup.There are 22 riverfront primitive sites.The facilities also include a log cabin style camp store and two restrooms/bath houses.The concessioner is required to provide kayak/canoe livery service. Additionally, the concessioner will operate a group camping facility at the Valley View camping area.

A site visit will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014, beginning at 10:00 am.The site visit will allow all interested parties to tour concession facilities and observe services while in operation.Each interested entity may bring up to three (3) attendees.The NPS may host an additional site visit associated with this business opportunity later in the summer.

Parties interested in attending this site visit on August 21 must RSVP to Concession Specialist, Michelle Kuna, via email (e-mail us) by 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time, Tuesday, August 19, 2014.The NPS will provide information for the site visit to those who respond in a timely manner.Please include the names of those who will attend in your email.

This notice is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation, prospectus, or Request for Proposal (RFP).Responders are advised that the U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this notice.Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future prospectus.The prospectus will be synopsized and posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website ( and on the NPS Commercial Services website at It is the responsibility of the potential offeror to monitor these sites for additional information.

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