Request for Proposals to lease a Dune Shack within Cape Cod National Seashore


Subject: Request for Proposals to lease a Dune Shack within Cape Cod National Seashore
Solicitation Number: CACO_DUNESHACKRFP_5-1-23
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 53
Notice Published: 04-02-24
Response Due: 07-03-23

Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Contact: Stacey Ann Ferguson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Address: DENVER, CO 80225
Place of Performance: North Truro, MA


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This Request for Proposals (RFP) provides the opportunity for any interested individual or organization, hereinafter referred to as Offeror to submit proposals to the National Park Service (NPS, Lessor) to lease NPS property in Cape Cod National Seashore. The selected offeror (Offeror, you, your) will have exclusive negotiation rights to enter into a lease based on the attached Sample Lease (See Attachment A). Elements of your proposal may be incorporated into the Lease at Lessors discretion. Overview of Property Offered for Lease The Peaked Hill Bars Historic District, located in Cape Cod National Seashore, was determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 with formal listing in 2011. Currently, there are 8 dune shacks located within the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District that are listed on the National Register and are available for lease to the public. Historically, these dune shacks have been used to foster a deeper connection with the natural world, promote solitude and inspiration, and to support the creative process for writers and artists within the local community. The dune shack structures are rustic in design and were intentionally designed to promote a simpler way of life. They lack modern conveniences and amenities such as running water and electricity. The dune shacks to not have mail service, have limited access by motorized vehicles, and in some cases may only be accessible by foot. You may only submit a proposal for one Dune Shack. A detailed description of the shacks and sites can be found in Appendix A. Overview of Lease Terms and Conditions Offerors may propose a lease term up to a maximum of ten years (10) for a dune shack property. The property will be leased as?is; the lessee will be responsible for any repairs or improvements it deems necessary and will be expected to perform routine maintenance on all buildings and grounds throughout the term of the lease. Improvements must be approved in advance by NPS and carried out in accordance with the Secretary of Interiors Standards for Historic Preservation. The lessee must continue occupancy as a traditional dune shack, meaning that the lessee will not be able to operate a business or commercial enterprise from the shack and, generally speaking, will not be able to upgrade amenities, or expand the footprint of the shack. The shacks in the Historic District are in good condition, taking into account their inherently rustic character, limited amenities, and suitability for seasonal use only. A detailed description of the lease terms and conditions are included in Attachment A, the Sample Lease.