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California State Parks Seeking Concession Operators

April 9, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

California State Parks is accepting proposals for five-year concession contracts to continue the operation and maintenance of campgrounds, facilities and day use areas at three local parks that are slated to close in July.

There are 13 parks that organizations can support, according to a press release.

According to the state parks’ website, the state partners with a variety of groups through contracts, cooperative agreements and operating agreements to offer these services, the Eureka Times-Standard reported.

”The Concessions Program at California State Parks provides a very important part of the park visitor’s experience,” the site said. “Concessionaires offer the facilities, services, and goods that the state could not otherwise provide, ranging from traditional food services and campground grocery stores, to equestrian tours and rafting trips.”

With the park closures approaching, the state is expediting the request for proposals, or RFP, process. Questions regarding the process are due by 5 p.m. on April 18. Responses to questions will be made on or about April 26. Partners that are interested in operating multiple units are required to submit a different proposal for each unit.

Proposal are due by 2 p.m. on May 29. Send proposals to California Department of Parks and Recreation, Concessions, Reservations and Fee Division, Room 1442-13, 1416 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95814. For a copy of the request, go to www.parks.ca.gov/concessions. For more information, call Laurie Donaldson at (916) 653-7733 or email ldonaldson@parks.ca.gov.

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