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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.montijo@parks.ca.gov, 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

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.


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

For additional information, please contact Concessions Program Manager Teresa Montijo at teresa.montijo@parks.ca.gov, or (916) 653-7733.

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
donna.renner@parks.ca.gov.

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.

OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO SHP HISTORIC RESTAURANT 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 and maintain a historic-style specialty restaurant concession at 2734 Calhoun Street within Old Town San Diego SHP.  Interested parties are encouraged to attend an optional pre-proposal meeting held on September 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the McCoy House in Old Town San Diego SHP, 2870 Congress Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113.  Proposals must be submitted to the 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
donna.renner@parks.ca.gov.

The State's Response to Questions from Interested Parties, and an Errata with changes to the RFP, may be viewed here.

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 donna.renner@parks.ca.gov by October 15, 2014.

Attachment: SDC@parks.ca.gov_20140917_110613.pdf (212.83 KB)

BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - BEACH STANDS

Proposals Due March 7, 2014, 2:00 P.M.  California State Parks is accepting proposals for up to four (4) contracts to operate beach stand concessions for the sale of food, non-alcoholic beverages, recreational and camping equipment, and catering services at four separate structures located on Bolsa Chica SB in Orange County, CA.  There will be an optional Pre-Proposal Meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Concession Building #24, 17851 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA  92646.  Contact Joanie Rowe at (949) 492-0802 to confirm meeting attendance.

Interested parties must download the Request for Proposal (RFP) package here, and should bring a copy to the pre-proposal meeting.  Concession Proposal forms will be available at the pre-proposal meeting or may be obtained from Jim Pine at (916) 651-1215 or james.pine@parks.ca.gov

There were no questions received by the January 30, 2014 due date in response to the RFP.  However, the Department has revised the RFP and noted revisions here.

Proposal Opening March 14, 2014 Results:  The Department received two proposals as follows:

Bolsa Chica Wellness Preservation Trust (Playland Concessions, Inc. and The Academy Care Project) Huntington Beach, CA
Facilities #16 and #19

Salty Grom Surf Camp, Huntington Beach, CA
Facility #19

There were no proposals for Facilities #13 and 24.

The Department was unable to identify a "best responsible proposer" for the advertised concession opportunity.  As a result, the Department decided to reject all bids in accordance with the RFP and Public Resources Code Section 5080.14.  Interested parties may contact Joanie Rowe of the Orange Coast District Office at (949) 366-8508 for additional information.

COLUMBIA SHP FOOD SERVICE CONCESSION OPPORTUNITY

California State Parks invites interest in the operation of a historic food and beverage service concession within Columbia SHP under a two-year contract.  There will be an informational meeting and site tour of the proposed concession on May 19, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the City Hotel Restaurant, 11255 Jackson Street, Columbia, CA 95310.  For more information or to request a proposal form, interested parties should contact Peggy Harwell at (209) 536-2917 or peggy.harwell@parks.ca.gov.  Proposals will be due to Ms. Harwell by 5:00 p.m. on May 28, 2014.

There was not a successful contract negotiated as a result of this announcement.  Interested parties may continue to contact peggy.harwell@parks.ca.gov

Folsom Lake SRA Equestrian Concession Opportunity

PROPOSALS DUE DECEMBER 10, 2014, 2:00 P.M.  California State Parks is accepting proposals for a ten-year contract to operate the Shadow Glen equestrian stables within the Mississippi Bar area of Folsom Lake SRA. Interested parties are encouraged to attend an optional Pre-Proposal Meeting to be held on October 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park Visitor Center, 9980 Greenback Lane, Folsom, CA.  Proposals must be submitted to California State Parks, Concessions Program Office, 1416 Ninth Street Room 1442-7, Sacramento, CA  95814 by the deadline.  The RFP and Sample Contract may be viewed and downloaded here

State's Response to Questions from Interested Parties and RFP Errata #1 with changes to the RFP, including Sample Contract, may be viewed here.