Date: January 4, 2021
Make contact with: Christie Anastasia, 207-288-8806
BAR HARBOR, MAINE – The National Park Provider has cancelled the solicitation for proposals for a concession deal running carriage excursions and equestrian solutions in Acadia Countrywide Park. The small business option for the procedure of the Wildwood Stables was open for proposals from September 17, 2019 to January 7, 2020.
Underneath the polices of the 1998 Concessions Management Act, the Countrywide Park Provider (NPS) may possibly cancel a solicitation if this sort of motion is made a decision to be in the public desire by the Director. This cancellation will enable the NPS to carry out further more arranging and investigation next broad marketplace disruption by COVID-19 and operational alterations to the business linked to the pandemic. Any solicitation for proposals for a new company option will be introduced at a upcoming day. Concurrent with the cancellation, the NPS has prolonged the current deal below the existing concessioner, Carriages of Acadia , LLC, to supply a continuity of visitor providers.
“We sincerely take pleasure in the willingness of Carriages of Acadia to continue on to give uninterrupted companies at Wildwood Stables, so that website visitors can enjoy horse-drawn carriage excursions on Acadia’s carriage roadways,” stated Superintendent Kevin Schneider. “With the disruption to the vacation and tourism field triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, this will allow for the market to stabilize just before a new contract is awarded.”