Bay 9 RFP Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are the picnic tables/benches currently stored inside of Bay 9 available for use by the selected Applicant?

A. The picnic table/benches currently stored inside Bay 9 are park property and may be utilized in connection with park projects. The National Park Service is unable to guarantee availability of park property and recommends applicants provide or otherwise obtain personal property in the form of tables, benches and umbrellas sufficient for the proposed use.

Q. Is there a separate process for Veterans when applying for the Bay 9/East Mall at Jacob Riis Park Leasing Opportunity at Gateway National Recreation Area?

A: Veterans are welcome to submit a response as directed in the Request for Proposals (RFP) but Veterans do not have special status.

Q. What is the number of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly visitors to Riis Beach during the past 3 to 5 years?

A. Park visitation is highest in the summer and "shoulder" seasons. The table included below identifies the number of cars entering through the fee collection area at Riis Park in Gateway National Recreation Area (NRA) but does not account for the number of visitors per car, and the significant number of visitors accessing Riis Park by other means of transportation such as ferry, shuttle, MTA bus, on foot or by bicycle.


2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

May

34,721

28,718

28,693

28,695

26,863

June

36,388

29,866

29,843

29,843

59,423

July

37,935

31,062

31,037

31,037

90,286

August

39,453

32,302

32,276

34,209

83,552

September

34,563

34,563

10,000*

31,473

34,007

Fiscal Year Total

267,202

225,807

297,799

356,301

474,952

*September 2012 monthly estimate due to vehicle counter malfunction.


Q. Have concessions at this location been operational on a year round basis in past years?

A. No.

Q. What was the most recent Concessioner paying in annual rent over the past 3 years?

A. NPS Concessioners pay franchise fees. The last Concessioner ceased operations in 2012.

Q. What is the yearly revenue (gross and net) reported by past Concessioners? Can you provide a breakdown of the daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly revenue (gross and net) reported by previous Concessioners per season (summer, fall, winter, spring) in the past 3 to 5 years?

A. Concessioners report annual gross receipts. The last Concessioner reported $205,079.73 for the year 2012, $172,961.52 for the year 2011, $170,927.43 for the year 2010.

Q. What is the yearly revenue generated by the sale of alcohol (gross and net) reported by past Concessioners? Can you provide a breakdown of the daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly revenue (gross and net) reported by previous Concessioners per season (summer, fall, winter, spring) over the past 3 to 5 years?

A. The requested information is not available.

 

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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