Bids are being solicited for a concession-operated commercial portage service special use permit to provide high-quality public service in the operation and maintenance of Prairie Portage. Prairie Portage is located on the International Border between Minnesota and Ontario, Canada and is administered by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.
The successful bidder will be responsible for operating and maintaining the portage according to the terms of a special use permit issued by the Forest Service. In consideration for the permit, the permittee shall pay to the Forest Service a flat fee and percentage of gross receipts derived from the concession operation.
A prospectus, sample permit, and bid forms are available at the following link:
Hard copies will be provided upon request.
Sealed bids will be received by the Kawishiwi District Ranger until 4:30 p.m. CST on Friday, December 7, 2018. Bid packages may also be mailed or dropped off to US Forest Service, C/O Carl Skustad, 1393 Hwy 169, Ely, MN 55731.
The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For questions on this bid solicitation, please contact Carl Skustad (Kawishiwi Ranger District) at (218) 365-7615.
Ely Echo 11/3 & 10/2018