Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

2008055C Request for Plans (RFP) for Visitor Services at Sebastian Inlet State Park (Concession and Bait & Tackle)

Notice of Request for Plans (RFP) for Visitor Services at Sebastian Inlet State Park (Concession and Bait & Tackle) Solicitation Number 2008055C

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is requesting plans from prospective contractors to provide visitor services (for a concession and a bait and tackle operation) at Sebastian Inlet State Park, which is located in Brevard and Indian Counties. This solicitation is being conducted as a Request for Plans for Visitor Services pursuant to Section 258.007(3), F.S.

Responses to the subject solicitation are due at the address identified in the solicitation package, available on the DEP’s Division of Recreation and Parks website (, no later than 3:00 p.m. (EDST), Wednesday, April 30, 2008.

A MANDATORY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON: Thursday, April 10, 2008, 9:00 a.m. (EDST), to convey DEP’s concept of the visitor services requested under this solicitation and to answer appropriate legal, administrative and/or technical questions. Prospective visitor service providers interested in responding to this solicitation as a prime contractor must be represented at the mandatory meeting held at the following address: Sebastian Inlet State Park, Park Conference Room, 9500 South Highway A1A, Melbourne, Florida 32951, (321)984-4852. Failure of a respondent to participate in the mandatory meeting shall result in the rejection of the respondent’s response to this solicitation. Copies of the subject solicitation should be obtained from the internet prior to participating in the meeting, as copies of the solicitation will not be made available at the meeting site.

PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO: Gwenn D. Godfrey, Chief, Bureau of General Services (MS 85), 3800 Commonwealth Blvd., Carr Building, Room 155, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000, (850)245-2350, Fax (850)245-2409, e-mail:

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person with a qualified disability shall not be denied equal access and effective communication regarding any solicitation documents or the attendance at any related meeting or solicitation response opening. If accommodations are needed because of a disability, please contact the Bureau of General Services, (805)245-2350, at least five (5) workdays prior to the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Services by calling 1(800)955-8771 (TTY) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).