October 22, 2018

NPS Selects Firm to Run Oregon Inlet Marina

The National Park Service (NPS) announces the selection of Oregon Inlet Marinas, LLC to begin negotiating a lease for Oregon Inlet Marina in accordance with the Request for Proposals (RFP), which was issued on June 7, 2018, and closed on September 5, 2018.
The NPS received multiple proposals in response to the RFP and selected Oregon Inlet Marinas, LLC, managed by Russell C. King, as the best responsive proposal in accordance with the selection criteria published in the RFP.
Through the RFP process, the lease opportunity for Oregon Inlet Marina was open to all interested persons on a competitive basis.  The proposal judged best under the proposal selection criteria has been given an opportunity to negotiate a final lease agreeable to both the selected applicant and the NPS.  The proposals were evaluated by an independent panel of National Park Service experts in commercial services from parks and offices outside of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.  The selection was made by the National Park Service Southeast Regional Director.

In accordance with the RFP, the lessee will be authorized the use the marina premises for the following purposes:

  •     Marina slip rentals only for: charter fishing boats (for-hire fishing vessels); headboats; tour boats; and dive boats (collectively such boats and watercraft are referred to as “Commercial Watercraft”);
  •     The rental of non-motorized watercraft such as kayaks and canoes (excluding personal watercraft);
  •     The sale by Lessee to the public of opportunities for activities on Lessee-owned Commercial Watercraft;
  •     The sale of fishing and boating goods and services including: ice, bait, tackle, fishing and boating apparel, camping supplies, fish cleaning services, photography supplies and services, and fuel;
  •     Booking services for users of Commercial Watercraft;
  •     The sale of food and beverage items (non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages);
  •     The sale of other retail items not included above provided that they are consistent with park purposes; and
  •     Other uses proposed by RFP applicants that are compatible with the purpose of Cape Hatteras National Seashore and approved by NPS.  

The NPS anticipates commencing a lease for Oregon Inlet Marina by the end of calendar year 2018.

Please direct any questions about this announcement or the RFP process to NPS Outer Banks Group Management Analyst Sarah Merrill at [email protected] or 252-475-9033.

For more information about the RFP, please visit the following press release: https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/18_024.htm.

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