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Contact: General Park Information:, 305-242-7700
Contact: William Gordon, Concessions Management Specialist, 305-242-7762
Contact: Mary Plumb, 305-242-7017
HOMESTEAD, Florida: The National Park Service has issued a Request for Interest or pre-solicitation for a prospectus that will be issued in the coming months soliciting offers for a 20 year Concession Contract to provide lodging, camping, tour boat, food and beverage, retail, and other services within the Flamingo Area of Everglades National Park.
According to William Gordon, Concessions Management Specialist, “This is not the opening of the bid process but a notice that the call for bids will be forth coming in the months ahead. This is a pre-solicitation of interest.”
Under the Draft Contract, the Concessioner will provide tour boat services in the Flamingo Area of Everglades National Park, along with food and beverage, retail, and equipment rental. The Flamingo Area includes access to Florida Bay and Whitewater Bay. The Concessioner will be responsible constructing lodging accommodation and installing eco-tents on the site of the historic lodging and walk-in campground respectively. Also, the Concessioner will manage Flamingo and Long Pine Key campground. Additional services provided include fuel sales for marine vessels and automobiles, boat transfer service and other marina services.
All offers must be received by the NPS at the address listed at the end of the Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014, in order to insure a response to your expression of interest. The RFEI describes the business opportunity and includes the terms and conditions under which the NPS may award the concession contract.
If you are planning to submit an expression of interest and have obtained your RFEI from the website, we recommend that you adviseWilliam Gordon, Jr., Concessions Management Specialist, Superintendent’s Office, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, 40001 Highway 9336, Homestead, FL 33034 at (305) 242-7762 of your interest so your contact information can be placed on a mailing list to receive future responses to questions or amendments to the prospectus. Inquiries can be directed to Mr. Gordon using the information above. No telephone requests for the RFEI will be honored.
WHAT: This notice is a Request for Interest or pre-solicitation for the Concessions Contract for Flamingo. Bids will be forth coming in the months ahead.
WHEN: All offers must be received by the NPS at the address listed at the end of the Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014, in order to insure a response to your expression of interest.
WHERE: The Flamingo Area, approximately 38 miles from the main park entrance near Homestead.
More information is available at these links:
News Posting https://concessions.nps.gov/
Land Assignment Maps: https://concessions.nps.gov/
Tent Concept Drawing: https://concessions.nps.gov/