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.