FBO Notice Date 06/18/18
BIDS Reference Number 914
Document Type: Special Notice
Operation Of Government-Owned Facilities

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, R-9 Eastern Region, 53202

M -- Prospectus for Sprinkler Lake Education Center Organization Camp Permit, Huron-Manistee National Forests SOL AG-54A4-S-18-0001 DUE 092818 POC Andrea Tavegia, Realty Specialist, Phone 231-775-2421 ext 8764, Fax 231-775-5551, Email andreabtavegia@fs.fed.us - Kristen Thrall, Recreation Program Manager, Phone 231-775-5023, Fax 231-775-5551, Email kthrall@fs.fed.usThe Huron-Manistee National Forests is pleased to announce the availability of a prospectus for an organization camp authorization. The objective in permittingthis activity on National Forest System lands is to provide high-quality publicservice in the operation and maintenance of Sprinkler Lake Education Center, a Government-owned organization camp located on the Huron Shores District of the Huron-Manistee National Forests (HMNFs). By definition, an organization camp is apublic or semipublic camp that:

a. Is developed on National Forest System lands by a nonprofit organization or governmental entity;

b. Provides a valuable service to the public by using National Forest Systemlands as a setting to introduce young people or individuals with a disability to activities that they may not otherwise experience and to educate them on natural resource issues; and

c. Does not have raising of revenues through commercial activities as a primary purpose.

Sprinkler Lake Education Center is situated along the northwest corner of Sprinkler Lake, approximately 8 miles northeast of Glennie and 7 miles south of Barton City, Michigan. The legal description of the facility's location is S1/2 NE1/4 of Section 32, T26N, R7E, Alcona County, Michigan. To get there from Oscoda,travel north on County Road F-41 for 14 miles. Turn left/west onto E. Mikado-Glennie Road for 9 miles. Turn right/north on Adams Road and travel just over 1 mile. The entrance to Sprinkler Lake Education Center is on your left.

The site in this prospectus is not currently under a permit. A new special use permit will be issued authorizing this prospectus. The permit will begin in early 2019 and the term of the permit will be for ten (10) years, with an additional ten (10) years that may be awarded, non-competitively at the discretion of the Forest Service, upon satisfactory completion of the original term.

If you decide to submit a proposal, your prospectus proposal must be received by close of business (4:00 p.m. - Eastern Time) on September 28 and must be submitted to:

Leslie Auriemmo, Forest Supervisor
ATTN: Andrea Tavegia, Realty Specialist
Huron-Manistee National Forests
1755 S. Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601


A selection will be made during the fall of 2018 so that a permit may be issued by the spring of 2019.

Please review the prospectus carefully. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the site before submitting an application. The HMNFs will host a site visit at Sprinkler Lake on July 12th, 2018. If you are interested in participatingyou must contact Delynn Lovelace at 989-739-0728 ext 3032, or dlovelace@fs.fed.us by 4:00 PM on July 11th. Each applicant is expected to make an independent assessment of the business opportunity offered in this prospectus.

Applicants must submit four (4) copies of their application package and supporting documents in hardcopy format. Unless requested in writing to return proposals, all unsuccessful applicants' proposals and supporting documents will be destroyed after the appropriate appeal period. Please review application procedures carefully as portions of the selected applicant's package will become part of the special use permit. Also, please ensure all requested information is submitted. Missing or incomplete information will result in a lower rating for the corresponding evaluation criteria.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USDA/FS/56A1/AG-54A4-S-18-0001/listing.html