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National Park Service offers a business opportunity to operate carriage tours and equestrian services at Wildwood Stables

BAR HARBOR – The National Park Service (NPS) is offering a 10-year concessions opportunity at Acadia National Park. The selected concessioner would operate carriage tours and equestrian services at Wildwood Stables in Acadia National Park. The new contract is expected to be effective for the 2021 visitor season.

Wildwood Stables, on the southeast side of Mount Desert Island, can be accessed by the Park Loop Road. The site consists of a horse barn including an office, stables, outbuildings, and equestrian campsites with electricity, water, wastewater, and a comfort station. Wildwood Stables offers a variety of carriage tours under a concessions contract with the National Park Service throughout the tourist season.

Site Visit

The Service will host a site visit on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The site visit provides interested organizations an overview of the concession operation along with a tour of the facilities assigned to the Concessioner under the Draft Contract. Each interested Offeror is limited to five persons attending the site visit, and all attendees must be 18 years or older Please register for the site visit before Monday, September 23, 2019, by sending an email to [email protected]. All emails must include your name, the name of the organization interested in bidding that you represent, the primary contact for the organization, and the number of people in your party. All parties attending the site visit must disclose to the NPS the names of the interested organizations engaging their services.

Prospectus and amendments

To develop your proposal, download the prospectus from the NPS concessions website.

Submitting your proposal 

Proposals must be received by the NPS no later than 4 pm EST on Jan. 7, 2020.

More detailed information available at: Federal Business Opportunities: ConcessionContract Prospectus ACAD014-21 to Operate Carriage Tours and EquestrianServices at Wildwood Stables, SolicitationNumber: ACAD014-21

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