Amistad National Recreation Area Issues Request for Expressions of Interest

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) concerning a concession business opportunity to operate marina, food and beverage, retail, and other services within Amistad National Recreation Area. 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.

Amistad National Recreation Area includes Lake Amistad, which is formed by the Rio Grande, Pecos and Devils rivers, with 850 miles of shoreline. Lake Amistad provides outstanding opportunities for boating, sailing, scuba diving, fishing and outdoor activities. At a minimum, the NPS would like a person or entity operating under a concession contract (concessioner) to provide slip and buoy rental as well as boat fuel and sewage pump out services at Diablo East and Rough Canyon. Historically, concessioners have provided boat rentals, slip rentals, mooring buoy rentals, boat fuel, general merchandise and boat towing services for the general public in the Diablo East area; and boat rental, slip rental, mooring buoy rentals and boat fuel services at Rough Canyon on Lake Amistad. The last concession contract ended in January 2014 following a drop in lake level that has since recovered.

The NPS asks interested parties to provide recommendations regarding the proposed business opportunity no later than May 5, 2016.

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