Fort Baker Historic Boat Shop RFQ

Last Updated: December 2, 2021
Horseshoe Cove Marine and GG Bridge

UPDATE: December 2, 2021

Fort Baker Historic Boat Shop RFQ/RFP Cancelled

After a lengthy review process brought by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Park Service is cancelling the Request for Qualifications solicitation for the Fort Baker Boat Shop in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The five RFQ respondents were notified of the cancellation on December 1, 2021. An NPS press release announcing the cancellation provides additional detail, see this web link - News Releases - Golden Gate National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service) (

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.

Meet the RFQ Respondents

June 17, 2019
6:30- 8:30 pm

NPS invites members of the public to meet RFQ respondents to learn about their submitted program concepts and qualifications.This "drop-in" public session will not have formal presentation - instead, each RFQ respondent will have a table from which to distribute information handouts and engage members of the community who attend the session.

Edgewater Room (Click for Directions)
Sausalito City Hall
420 Litho Street, 1st Floor
Sausalito, CA 94965

NPS acknowledges the City of Sausalito for providing a venue for this public session - thank you !

Update June 17, 2019 - Click here for public summaries and additional information about the Fort Baker Historic Boat Shop RFQ Responses.

RFQ Opportunity

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 Steve Kasierski 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 Steve Kasierski at [].

Availability of RFQ Documents

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

NPS Responses to Submitted Questions - May 14, 2019:

Download NPS Responses

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
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
April 23, 2019 Version 4 - Updated expected date for Sample Transmittal Letter
May 10, 2019 Version 5 - Updated Exhibit B Sample Letter, added Steve Kasierski as NPS contact
May 17, 2019 Version 6 - Updated Meet the RFQ Respondents
May 22, 2019 Version 7 - Download link for NPS Responses to Submitted Questions
May 23, 2019 Version 8 - Update City of Sausalito address
Jun 17, 2019 Version 9 - Update Weblink for Public Summaries
December 2, 2021 Version 10 – Update announcement with RFQ/RFP Cancellation and web link to NPS press release

Last updated: December 2, 2021

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