Fort Baker Historic Boat Shop RFQ

Last Updated: April 15, 2019
Horseshoe Cove Marine and GG Bridge

Help chart a new course for an acre of waterfront land adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge in Fort Baker.

The National Park Service (NPS) announces a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for prospective partners to lease and operate a waterfront community center at Fort Baker’s historic boat shop and marina complex. With a spectacular location adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge, the project implements the vision for the site laid out in Golden Gate National Recreation Area's 2000 Fort Baker Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.


Become a park partner and celebrate more than 40 years of “post-to-park” collaboration.

Rehabilitate four historic structures as a waterfront community center through a long-term lease with the NPS to offer distinctive and diverse programs:

  • Food and beverage, including continued operation of a bar/lounge
  • Venue for events and meetings
  • Recreation and educational programs
  • Guest dock
  • Public restroom facilities
  • Optional marina
Fort Baker water front with buildings, large lawn and headlands in the background
Stephen Kasierski NPS

Property Overview

Spectacularly located on Horseshoe Bay at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Fort Baker is a former Army installation just south of Sausalito.


An 8,200-square foot main building – a combination historic boat shop, lounge, and event space with kitchen. Three smaller outbuildings. Deck. Guest Dock. Approximately 1.3 acre parcel.

Financial Requirements

Tenant-financed design, rehabilitation, and operation. Rental payments to NPS.

Development Timeline

RFQ responses due June 12, 2019. A “short list” of RFQ respondents may be selected by NPS to respond to a more detailed request for proposals (RFP) in late 2019, leading to selection of a single organization for exclusive negotiations.

All RFQ respondents will be asked to participate in a public tabling event at Sausalito City Hall on the evening of June 17, 2019.


Download: On this web page page, you will find links to download the RFQ and other necessary documents. The RFQ contains specific details and information about RFQ requirements and submittal instructions, so please review this carefully. Additional information may also be posted on this website during the RFQ response period.

Register: If you intend to respond to the RFQ, please register your formal interest by contacting NPS Project Manager Christopher Fryday at []. You must register to receive formal electronic notifications and updated information during the RFQ response period. You do not have to attend the RFQ Pre-Submittal Conference to respond to the RFQ.

Review and Submit and RFQ Response: Please review the RFQ carefully for specific instructions about submittal requirements. Additional information may also be posted on this website during the RFQ response period.

For more information, contact NPS Project Manager Christopher Fryday at [].

Availability of RFQ Documents

The Historic Boat Shop RFQ is available for download and reference at the following locations:

RFQ Document:

Download Fort Baker Request for Qualification (RFQ) Document

Printed Version of RFQ .Pdf Files:
City of Sausalito Public Library - Reference Desk
420 Litho Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

RFQ Exhibits

A. Fort Baker Waterfront - Historic Boat Shop Site Plans
B. Sample Transmittal Letter (Expected April 22, 2019)
C. Identification and Credit Information Forms:

E. Sample Form Lease Disposition and Development
F. Sample Form Lease

Federal BizOps Announcement of RFQ Availability


RFQ Webpage History:
April 8, 2019 Version 1 - Initial Webpage
April 9, 2019 Version 2 - Download links corrected for Exhibits
April 15, 2019 Version 3 - Clarifying sentence added regarding Pre-Submittal Conference to "Instructions: Register" section of website

Last updated: April 15, 2019

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022


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