BIDS FOR TROUT LAKE PORTAGE CONCESSION OPERATION
USDA FOREST SERVICE
Bids are being solicited for the operation of the Trout Lake Commercial Portage on the Superior National Forest. It is located on the LaCroix Ranger District: Trout Lake Portage from Lake Vermilion to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Applicants can apply to operate the Trout Lake Commercial Portage offered in the prospectus.The successful bidder will be responsible for operating and maintaining a commercial portage service on the Trout Lake Portage in accordance with 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 portage operations.
A prospectus, sample permit and bid forms are available at the following link: www.fs.usda.gov/superior. Hard copies will be provided upon request in person at the LaCroix Ranger District 320 North Hwy 53 Cook, MN 55723 or by mail.
Sealed bids will be received by the LaCroix District Ranger until 4:30 PM CST on Friday, March 6, 2015.
The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. If you have any questions please contact Tim Engrav at firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 666-0025.
Trout Lake Commercial Portage Prospectus
Appendix 1 Trout Lake Portage Vicinity Map
Appendix 2- Trout Inventory of Gov Property
Appendix 3- Applicable Forest Orders
Appendix 4- BWCAW Occupancy and Use Forest Order R909-05-02
Appendix 5 - Trout Sample Use Report
Appendix 6 - Trout Standard Performance Evaluation Form
Appendix 7 - Trout Sample Operating Outline
Appendix 8 - FS-2700-4h Special Use Permit for Concessions
Appendix 9 - Trout Granger-Thye Fee Offset Agreement
Appendix 10 - Trout Potential Government M&R Projects
Appendix 11 - Trout GT Fee Offset Claim Certification
Appendix 12- Trout Indirect Cost Reimbursement Letter
Appendix 13 - Trout Sample Collection Agreement for GT Fee Offset Work
Appendix 14 - Trout Business Plan Requirements and Sample
Appendix 15 - Trout Financial Statement
Appendix 16 - Trout Request for Verification