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Biz opportunity at Assateague Island moves forward


NATIONAL SEASHORE—The National Park Service plans to release a prospectus to solicit proposals to provide equipment rentals, food and beverage, merchandise and other services within Assateague Island National Seashore’s Maryland District within 30 days.

Once the prospectus has opened, bidders will have 90 days to respond.

The NPS plans to release the Prospectus in early November, with an anticipated award in mid-spring 2014. A site visit will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, beginning at 10 a.m. The visit will allow all interested parties to visit concession facilities. Each interested entity may bring up to three attendees. Parties who have notified the park after the initial announcement are asked to reconfirm their attendance. The NPS might host an additional site visit associated with this business opportunity later in the fall.

Parties interested in attending the site visit on Nov. 21 must RSVP to Concession Specialist, Debbie Morlock, at by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The site visit will start at the Assateague Island National Seashore Ranger Station in the Maryland district, on the west side of Bayberry Drive, after the entrance station. The NPS will provide additional information for the site visit to those who respond by the deadline.

Interested parties should include the names of those who will attend in your e-mail. If you would like to receive information about the business opportunity, but not attend the site visit, please contact Debbie Morlock to be placed on a contact list.

More than two million people visit the island annually to enjoy its beaches, observe the famous wild horses, camp, and take part in a wide range of recreational activities. This is an opportunity to providuable services to the public while supporting the mission of the NPS. This notice is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation, prospectus, or Request for Proposal (RFP). Responders 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 prospectus. When the prospectus is released, it will be synopsized and posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website ( and on the NPS Commercial Services website at It is the responsibility of the potential offer or to monitor these sites for additional information.

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