Current Concession Opportunities
LAKE PERRIS SRA AERIAL TRAIL SYSTEM
PROPOSALS DUE AUGUST 4, 2015 BY 2:00 P.M. California State Parks is accepting proposals for a ten-year concession contract to develop, operate and maintain an aerial trail system (zipline) within Lake Perris State Recreation Area located in Riverside County, California. Interested parties are required to attend a Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting to be held on May 7, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Lake Perris SRA, Lake View Pavilion, Parking Lot 9, 17801 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571. Contact Kelly Elliott at (951) 940-5622 by 5:00 on April 30,2015 to confirm attendance. Interested parties or their designated representative must attend this meeting in order to submit a proposal.
Proposals must be submitted to California State Parks, Concessions Program Office, 1416 Ninth Street Room 1442-7, Sacramento, CA 95814 by the proposal due date. Proposal forms will be available at the pre-proposal meeting. The complete RFP requirements, including project description and sample contract, may be downloaded here.
Columbia State Historic Park Concession Request for Proposals (RFP)
APRIL 14, 2015, May 5, 2015, 2:00 P.M. California State Parks is accepting proposals for a ten-year contract to operate an historic-style specialty grocery and general store at Columbia SHP located in Tuolumne County, California. Interested parties are encouraged to attend an optional Pre-Proposal Meeting to be held on March 16, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at Columbia SHP, Eagle Cotage, 11195 Washington Street, Columbia, California. Proposal forms may be obtained from Teresa Montijo, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Peggy Harwell, email@example.com (209) 536-2917. Proposals must be submitted by the due date to California State Parks, Concessions Program Office, 1416 Ninth Street Room 1442-7, Sacramento, CA 95814. The RFP and Sample Contract may be downloaded here.
March 24, 2015 Update: The State did not receive questions regarding this concession opportunity by 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2015. However, the RFP package was revised and the proposal due date extended to May 5, 2015. The revised RFP contains changes to cover page, notice, and pages 6, 7, and 20.
May 5, 2015: The State did not receive proposals in response to this concession opportunity.
Will Rogers State Historic Park Equestrian Concession
PROPOSALS DUE JANUARY 15, 2015, 2:00 P.M. California State Parks is accepting proposals for a ten-year concession contract to operate equestrian lessons and trail rides at Will Rogers SHP located in Pacific Palisades, CA. Interested parties are required to attend a Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting to be held on October 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Will Rogers SHP, Rotunda of the Main Stables, 1501 Will Rogers Park Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Interested parties or their designated representative must attend this meeting in order to submit a proposal. Proposals must be submitted to California State Parks, Concessions Program Office, 1416 Ninth Street Room 1442-7, Sacramento, CA 95814 by the proposal due date.
The RFP and Sample Contract may be downloaded here.
For information or to obtain a Concession Proposal Form, please contact Concession Specialist John Mott at (916) 654-4123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several planning documents are referenced within this RFP package. Those planning documents include:
Will Rogers General Plan (1992)
Will Rogers Historic Landscape Management Plan 2003.pdf
Will Rogers Equestrian and Livestock Management Plan (2006).pdf
Will Rogers Interpretive Plan (1974)
The State's Response to Questions from Interested Parties, and an Errata with changes to the RFP, may be viewed here.
January 15, 2015: The State received three proposals for this concession opportunity. A summary of these proposals may be viewed by clicking here.
April 13, 2015: The State issued a Notice of Intent to Award the concession contract to Jigsaw Farms, LLC. The State received an Award Protest within the ten-day protest period, and this will delay the State's execution of the proposed contract award.
MORRO BAY MARINA AND RESTAURANT PUBLIC INPUT MEETING
April 2, 2015 6:00 p.m. California State Parks and City of Morro Bay's Harbor Advisory Board will receive public comment regarding the future development and operation of marina and restaurant facilities under concession contracts to be advertised for competitive bid. The meeting will be held at Morro Bay Veteran's Memorial Hall, 209 Surf Street, Morro Bay, CA, and provides stakeholders and interested parties an opportunity to provide input into the development of the Requests for Proposals (RFP). For additional information, phone Brooke Gutierrez, Acting District Superintendent of San Luis Obispo Coast at (805) 927-2065, or email@example.com; or Teresa Montijo at Teresa.firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested parties may view an Economic Analysis finalized by a private consultant, Pacific Group, on May 30, 2014, which discusses project alternatives here.
OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO SHP CANDY/CONFECTION RETAIL CONCESSION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
PROPOSALS DUE BY
NOVEMBER 18, 2014 DECEMBER 18, 2014, 2:00 P.M. California State Parks is accepting proposals for a ten-year contract to operate an historic-style specialty candy/confection retail concession at 2711 San Diego Avenue within Old Town San Diego SHP. Interested parties are encouraged to attend an optional Pre-Proposal Meeting to be held on September 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at the McCoy House within Old Town San Diego SHP, 2870 Congress Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113. Proposals must be submitted to California State Parks, Concessions Program Office, 1416 Ninth Street Room 1442-7, Sacramento, CA 95814. The RFP and Sample Contract may be downloaded here.
For information or to obtain a Concession Proposal Form, please contact Concession Specialist Donna Renner at (619) 688-3343 or email email@example.com.
The State's Response to Questions from Interested Parties, an Errata with changes to the RFP, and an Addenda with requested information, may be viewed here.
DECEMBER 18, 2014: The State received two proposals for this concession opportunity as follows:
Cousin's Old Town Candy Shop, a corporation located in San Diego, CA
RUST partnership of Antionette Fisher & Jonathon Beery, located in San Diego, CA
In accordance with RFP, Page 4, Proposal Process, Tentative Proposal Dates, there has been a change in the schedule. The Investigation and Evaluation of Proposals will be completed in January 2015, and the State anticipates the notification of Intent to Award Contract in February 2015.
FEBRUARY 27, 2015: The State issued the Notice of Intent to Award the concession contract to Cousin's Old Town Candy Shop. The State received an Award Protest within the ten-day protest period which will delay the final contract execution.
SAN DIEGO NORTH COAST BEACHES - FITNESS RECREATION
PUBLIC INPUT: In response to the advertised Public Input Meeting held in Carlsbad, CA on Monday, September 15, 2014, the Department of Parks and Recreation, San Diego Coast District, invites public comment regarding proposed non-aquatic, concession-organized fitness activities at Carlsbad, South Carlsbad, and Torrey Pines State Beaches. Fitness activities may include organized volley ball training, yoga, yoga golf, Pilates, Zumba, turbo kick, and boot camps. Currently, short-term pilot concessions exist at Frazee, Tamarack, Warm Waters, and Torrey Pines State Beaches. The State is also considering an expansion to include South Ponto. A summary of the comments recorded during the September 15th meeting may be viewed here. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2014.
Attachment: SDC@parks.ca.gov_20140917_110613.pdf (212.83 KB)
Angel Island Ferry Service Public Input Meeting
January 16, 2014 6:00 p.m. California State Parks will hold a public meeting to receive comments on future concession contract(s) for the provision of water transportation services between Angel Island State Park, located Marin County, and both San Francisco and Tiburon, California. The meeting will be held at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941. An economic feasibility study for the future ferry operations is discussed in the attached report. For additional information, please contact Concession Program Manager Teresa Montijo at Teresa.email@example.com, or (916) 653-7733.
Angel Island Ferry Concession Feasibility Study 2012 (pdf)
Results of the Public Input Meeting
Interested parties may view comments recorded, as well as a list of written comments, received during the meeting held on January 16, 2014 here (Doc1), (Doc2).
Angel Island Ferry Public Meeting 1/16/2014 Final (pdf)
Angel Island Ferry Public Input Meeting Written Comments 1/16/2014 (pdf)
Separately, and following the meeting, the Department has received many written suggestions for the future RFP. While the purpose of this posting is specific to the comments received during the meeting, subsequent submittals will be retained for consideration as the Department develops the RFP. The Department appreciates the enthusiasm and constructive input provided by stakeholders in the Angel Island Ferry Service operations. Once the RFP is complete, it will be posted on this website with a notice transmitted to all stakeholders who have submitted input in the process. Thank you.
Angel Island Concession RFP Comments Letters
Comment letters play a vital role in California State Parks Requests For Proposal (RFP) process for Angel Island Ferry.
Angel Island Ferry Written Comments
Columbia SHP Public Input Meeting
On January 8, 2015, California State Parks held a public input meeting for suggestions on future use of two concession locations, Columbia Mercantile and McChesney facilities. Interested parties may view the notes of that meeting here.
Columbia Public Input Meeting Notes - 1/8/2015 (pdf)