Commercial Use Authorization Solicitation camping pilot at Fort Tilden

The Superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area announces the intent to issue

one (1) in-park Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) in accordance with Public Law 105-391, Section 418.

The CUAs will authorize overnight camping operations and camp supply rentals in Fort Tilden in the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Fort Tilden is located 13 miles southeast of Downtown Brooklyn, and is accessible by buses from the Flatbush Avenue 2/5 subway (Q22), the Rockaway Park-Beach 116 St A/S subway (Q35), the NYC Beach Bus from Williamsburg/Bushwick, the American Princess Rockaway Ferry to Riis Landing, and the recently-launched NYC Ferry Rockaway route, stopping in Rockaway Park.

The Applicant is to offer no more than ten (10) campsites containing temporary structures suitable for overnight or multi-day camping at the locations identified by NPS. The Applicant is required to manage the site.

The Park will issue a CUA (Attachment A) for the summer 2017 season which will authorize one overnight camping provider to operate for 45 continuous days from early-August to mid-September, with additional days before and after this operation window for set-up and take-down/removal of all temporary structures and associated appurtenances, though NPS may choose to authorize an extension of the pilot program at its sole discretion.

The CUA will be issued for one season and will not be renewed. Superintendent retains the right to issue determinations as to compatibility with and impact to natural and other Park resources.

Fort Tilden Camping Solicitation

Attachment A- Camping Commercial Use Authorization

Attachment B - NPS Fillable Application for Camping Commercial Use Authorization

Proposals are due by 1:00 p.m. (EST) June 16, 2017.

Applications must include the Applicant's name, address, phone number, and email address on the face of the envelope. Applications with the $150 application fee should be mailed or sent to:

Application - Fort Tilden Commercial use Authorization
Gateway National Recreation Area
Attn: Business Management Division
210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, New York, 10305

Applications may also be submitted via electronic mail to Electronic submissions will not be considered to have been received until the applicant mails or sends the $150 applicaiton fee and receives an electronic response from the Park notifying the Applicant that their application and application fee have been received. Telephonic proposals, faxes and other means of transmittal will not be considered. Applications and supporting documents will not be returned.

Applicants 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 applications.

Questions about this opportunity are due by May 31, 2017. Questions may be submitted via electronic mail via

All applicants will receive the courtesy of a reply.

Applications received after 1:00 p.m. (EST), Friday, June 16, 2017 will not be considered. The park will notify selected applicants on or before July 17, 2017. (Subject to completion of necessary compliance review).

The Park reserves the right to reject one or all proposals, to refuse to issue a CUA, or to discontinue this Solication at any given time without penalty or liability.

Last updated: May 18, 2017

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