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Saguaro National Park Solicits Expressions of Interest for Leasing Recently Acquired Facility inside Tucson Mountain District

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Date: December 18, 2018
Contact: Andy Fisher, 520-733-5139

Saguaro National Park Solicits Expressions of Interest for Leasing 
Recently Acquired Facility inside Tucson Mountain District  

Tucson, AZ – The National Park Service has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) concerning the adaptive reuse of the Perper House in Saguaro National Park West through a lease with the National Park Service. This RFEI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue a RFP in the future.

The Perper House was a life estate within Park boundaries. The Park gained ownership of the property in October of 2015. The main house is 2,822 square feet on a 5 acre lot. It is a one story slump block structure with a metal roof built in 1988. The primary living area is comprised of a kitchen, large family room, master bedroom, and bathroom. There is an attached wing accessible through a screened patio which includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The heat is forced air and the cooling is air conditioned. A detached 600 square foot building was built in 1998. It includes a two car garage, bedroom, kitchenette, and a bathroom. 

Saguaro National Park preserves and protects saguaro cacti; diverse biotic communities (including the Sonoran Desert, associated mountain ecosystems, and Rincon Creek); cultural and archaeological features; and scientific, scenic, and wilderness values. The park provides opportunities for research, education, and public enjoyment, and strives to protect its resources from the effects of the encroachment from urbanization and development. The NPS is open to ideas of what the Perper House could be used for under a lease and is most interested in uses that support the mission of Saguaro National Park. The RFEI describes prohibited uses.

The NPS asks interested parties to provide expressions of interest regarding the adaptive reuse of the Perper House no later than 4:00pm MT on Friday, January 18, 2019 via the FedBizOpps website,, searching with solicitation number: RFEI-SAGU-Perper-2018.  

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Last updated: December 20, 2018

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