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Biz opportunity at Assateague Island moves forward

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 provide valuable 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