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Blue Ridge Parkway Takes Initial Steps in Issuing Prospectus for Parkway Craft Center at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

General Information

Document Type:MOD
Posted Date:Jul 26, 2017
Category: Operation of Government-Owned Facilities
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Interior, National Park Service, NPS - All Offices, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Post Office Box 25287, Denver, Colorado, 80225-0287


Concession Business Opportunity for Craft Sales at Flat Top Manor in Moses H. Cone Memorial Park along Blue Ridge Parkway The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a prospectus for solicitation of offers for a 10 year concession contract to provide for Craft Sales at Flat Top Manor in Moses H. Cone Memorial Park along Blue Ridge Parkway Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Flat Top Manor is located in the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park in Watauga County, North Carolina. It lies between Parkway Mileposts 292 and 295 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north Blowing Rock, NC and south of Boone, NC. Moses H. Cone Memorial Park includes 3,500 acres, 25 miles of carriage trails, two lakes, and the 13,000 square foot, four-story, 20-room Colonial Revival style Flat Top Manor. Flat Top Manor was constructed between 1899 and 1901. The entirety of the Flat Top Estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district with the Manor considered a significant component of the historic district. Visitors include Parkway travelers, Boone and Blowing Rock residents and tourists, and regional travelers. Parkway Craft Center at Flat Top Manor Concession Overview The Parkway Craft Center is located on the first floor of the Manor. This area of the Manor has served as a regional handicraft retail center for over sixty years. Currently, the Manor’s tenants include the NPS, a bookstore operated by Eastern National, an NPS partner, and the Existing Concessioner, the Southern Highland Craft Guild. The large basement is unoccupied, and the second and third floors are unfurnished. There is a service road in the back of the Manor, and about 42 parking spots in two separate lots to the side of the Manor. There are near term plans to expand the parking lot. Public Restrooms are in the original Carriage House, a separate building located down a walkway from the Manor. Gross revenues from 2013-2015 have been between $540,687 and $ 572,367. All offers must be received by the NPS at the address listed in the prospectus no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, in order to be evaluated and considered for an award of a concession contract. The prospectus describes the business opportunity and includes the terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the concession contract. The prospectus is available on the NPS website at https://concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm, or you can receive a hard copy for $40.00. To request a copy of the prospectus, send a check for $40.00 payable to the National Park Service to Mark Morgan at the address listed below. This amount includes an administrative charge and Fed Ex shipping fee for each prospectus. Please include a physical address (no post office box) and telephone number. You may also pick up a printed copy at the Superintendent’s Office at Park Headquarters for $35.00 (checks only). If you are planning to submit a proposal and have obtained your prospectus from the website, we recommend that you advise Mark Morgan, at the above address or call (404) 507-5638 or e-mail at Mark_Morgan@nps.gov of your interest so your contact information can be placed on a mailing list to receive future responses to questions or amendments to the prospectus. Those receiving a hard copy or who are on the mailing list will be provided with any additional information specific to the prospectus in writing. The same information will be posted to the above mentioned website. Inquiries can be directed to Mark Morgan at (404) 507-5638 or e-mail at Mark_Morgan@nps.gov. NPS will lead a one-day site visit of the concession operation along with a tour of Concession Facilities associated with the Draft Contract will occur on the date listed on the inside front cover of this Prospectus. For more information regarding the specific time and to reserve a place, please contact Laura Nelson, Concession Management Specialist at (828) 348-3407 or email laura_s_nelson@nps.gov by the RSVP date listed on the inside front cover. Questions related to the Prospectus must be submitted in writing, via email to Laura Nelson at laura_s_nelson@nps.gov, no later than Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Original Point of Contact

POC Mark Morgan, Phone: (404) 507-5638

Place of Performance

Laura Nelson, Concessions Management Specialist, National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville, NC 28803, email: laura_s_nelson@nps.gov, phone: (828) 348-3407., Asheville, North Carolina, 28803, United States
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