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PROPOSALS DUE SEPTEMBER 29 OCTOBER 13, 2015 DECEMBER 16, 2015 by 2:00 P.M.  California State Parks is accepting proposals for a concession contract to develop, operate and maintain the marina facilities at Brown's Ravine within Folsom Lake SRA, located in El Dorado County, CA.  Interested parties are encouraged to attend an optional Pre-Proposal Meeting on July 2, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Granite Bay Activity Center at the end of Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA. Interested parties may contact Teresa Montijo at or (916) 653-7733 for information.

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 or by emailing Ms. Montijo.  The complete RFP requirements, including project description and sample contract, may be downloaded here.

July 20, 2015: There is a delay in the State's response to questions from prospective proposers. The new anticipated release date of State's response is July 31, 2015.

July 31, 2015:  The State's response to proposer questions may be viewed here, along with Errata #1 with changes to the RFP and sample contract.  

October 6, 2015:  The State extended the proposal due date to December 16, 2015 by 2:00 p.m.  State anticipates release of an Errata #2 to further clarify the RFP by October 31, 2015.


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. 

There were no questions during the Q&A period regarding the RFP.  However, California State Parks revised the RFP and removed the "mandatory" pre-proposal meeting requirement. 

8-4-2015 - No proposals were received for this RFP.   


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; or Teresa Montijo at Interested parties may view an Economic Analysis finalized by a private consultant, Pacific Group, on May 30, 2014, which discusses project alternatives here.  A summary of the Public Input Meeting comment may be viewed here.


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 by October 15, 2014.

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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, 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