Business Opportunities

The Cove Palisades State Park and Marina in Oregon

The purpose of this notice is to:

1)      inform the business community that Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) in the very near future for management of its marina concession at The Cove Palisades State Park, and

2)      obtain feedback from the business community regarding the potential interest in this concession opportunity.

OPRD intends to publicly advertise the RFP on the Oregon Procurement and Information Network (ORPIN) website at The timeline below outlines the milestones in the proposed RFP process. This timeline is being supplied for information purposes only and is subject to change. Specific proposal submission requirements and due dates will be outlined in the RFP documents when publicly advertised.

Preliminary Timeline:



Day 1 (TBD)

RFP Publicly Advertised/Posted on ORPIN

Day 25

Mandatory Site tour with Q&A

Day 30

Deadline for submission of written questions/requests for clarification

Day 35

Deadline for responses by ORPD to questions/requests for clarification

Day 40

Deadline for submission of protests to RFP requirements or process

Day 50

RFP Response Due at 3:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Day 70

Short list of proposers invited for presentations

Day 75

Evaluation completed; OPRD identifies apparent successful proposer

Day 100

Contract signed by both parties

January 1, 2021

Contract start date

No additional information regarding this opportunity will be provided prior to the release of the RFP.

Fishlake National Forest

The Fishlake National Forest (Fishlake) is pleased to announce the availability of a prospectus soliciting applications for a concession campground and related Granger-Thye Concessions’ special-use permit. A permit to provide high-quality public service in the operation and maintenance of Government-owned recreation facilities located on the Fishlake will be issued.

Click here for the Prospectus cover letter

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is soliciting proposals from interested parties for a campground concession special use permit (SUP) to provide high-quality public service in the operation and maintenance of Government-owned recreation facilities at Lake Tahoe in both California and Nevada. The new SUP(s) will replace the current concession permit which expires December 31, 2020.

The prospectus is available electronically on the Forest web site at:

PDF document available by clicking HERE

Campground Prospectus Due date extension Notice -06/18/2020

Prospectus Questions answered after Tour (Video Available follow instructions in the letter)

Response to Questions – (Updated 07/02/2020)

George Washington & Jefferson National Forest are issuing a prospectus

Prospectus will be available winter 2020

Announcement available Here

UPDATE Prospectus Letter 07/21/2020

Sara Abbott- – 276-783-5196
Ginny Williams – – 540-265-5166