Business Opportunity – Prairie Portage

Business Opportunity – Permit to Operate Commercial Portage Service on Kawishiwi Ranger District

Superior National Forest is soliciting proposals from qualified applicants to obtain a Special Use Permit (SUP) to operate a commercial portage on National Forest System lands in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). 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 applicant(s) will be authorized to operate a commercial portage, in accordance with the terms of a special use permit issued by the Forest Service, to provide assistance to people transporting their watercraft across Prairie Portage in the BWCAW.

To be considered, sealed proposals must be received by the Kawishiwi District Ranger until 4:30 PM CST on Friday, December 7, 2018. Mail or drop off bid packages 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.  If you have any questions on this solicitation please contact Carl Skustad (Kawishiwi Ranger District) at (218) 365-7615.

Details and requirements are provided in the prospectus and appendices listed below.