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USDA Forest Service – Intermountain Region
        Fishlake National Forest




              October 2010


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Table of Contents

Errata ............................................................................................................................................. 2
I. Business Opportunity ................................................................................................................. 5
   A. Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 5
   B. Area Description ................................................................................................................... 6
   C. Description of Developed Recreation Sites and Facilities .................................................... 8
   D. Government furnished Property .......................................................................................... 13
   E. Government furnished Supplies .......................................................................................... 13
   F. Utilities and Waste Management ......................................................................................... 13
II. Forest Service Concession Programs and Policies .................................................................. 16
   A. National Recreation Reservation Service ........................................................................... 16
   B. Pass Discounts ..................................................................................................................... 18
   C. Camp Stamps........................................................................................................................ 18
   D. Site Closures ....................................................................................................................... 18
   E. Administrative Use .............................................................................................................. 19
   F. Applicable Forest Orders ..................................................................................................... 19
   G. Fee Tickets and Compilation of Use and Revenue Data .................................................... 19
   H. Customer Service Comment Cards ..................................................................................... 20
   I. Performance Evaluations ...................................................................................................... 20
   J. Accessibility ......................................................................................................................... 20
   K. Camping Unit Capacity....................................................................................................... 20
   L. Stay Limit ............................................................................................................................ 21
   M. Fees Charged to the Public ................................................................................................. 22
   N. Law Enforcement ................................................................................................................ 22
   O. Consent to Store Hazardous Materials ................................................................................ 23
   P. Additional Revenue-producing Sales, Services, and/or Fees .............................................. 23
   Q. Other Pertinent Information ................................................................................................ 23
III. Special Use Permit .................................................................................................................. 28
   A. Permit Term ........................................................................................................................ 28
   B. Permit Holder Responsibilities............................................................................................ 28
   C. Granger-Thye Fee Offset Agreement .................................................................................. 30
   D. Liability Insurance .............................................................................................................. 31
   E. Bonding ............................................................................................................................... 31
IV. Application ............................................................................................................................ 31
   A. Instructions for Submitting Applications ............................................................................ 31
   B. General Terms, Qualifications, and Reservations ............................................................... 33
   C. Application Package Requirements .................................................................................... 33
   D. Evaluation of Applications.................................................................................................. 38
V. Post-Selection Requirements
VI. Acronyms ............................................................................................................................... 40




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Appendices

Appendix 1: Vicinity Map
Appendix 2: Recreation Site Maps and Summaries
Appendix 3: Inventory of Government-furnished Property
Appendix 4: Special Use Permit (FS-2700-4h)
Appendix 5: Applicable Forest Orders That Apply To Recreation Sites
Appendix 6: Sample Use Report
Appendix 7: Sample Customer Service Comment Card
Appendix 8: Performance Appraisal Form for Concession Developed Sites
Appendix 9: Law Enforcement in Forest Service Concession Campgrounds
Appendix 10: Sample Annual Operating Plan
Appendix 11: Granger-Thye Fee Offset Agreement (FS-2700-4h, Appendix B)
Appendix 12: Holder Maintenance, Reconditioning, or Renovation (MRR) Plan
Appendix 13: Sample Collection Agreement for Granger-Thye Offset Work
Appendix 14: Granger-Thye Fee Offset Certification (FS-2700-4h, Appendix G)
Appendix 15: Indirect Cost Reimbursement in Granger-Thye Permits
Appendix 16: Sample Business Plan
Appendix 17: Financial Statement (FS-6500-24)
Appendix 18: Request for Verification (FS-6500-25)
Appendix 19: Additional Revenue-producing Sales, Services, and/or Fees
Appendix 20: Sample Collection Agreement for Water System Operation and Maintenance




Other Materials Available Upon Request

Cleaning Recreation Sites (USDA Forest Service)
In Depth Design and Maintenance Manual for Vault Toilets (USDA Forest Service)




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I. Business Opportunity
A. Introduction
This prospectus is being issued to solicit applications for a concession campground special use
permit. A single permit will be issued to provide high-quality public service in the operation and
maintenance of government-owned recreation facilities located on the Beaver and Fremont River
Ranger Districts of the Fishlake National Forest.

The authorized officer for this business opportunity is Allen Rowley, Forest Supervisor for the
Fishlake National Forest, 115 East 900 North, Richfield, Utah, 84701.

A tour is scheduled for November 8-10 and 12, 2010, and will include walk-through‟ and
discussions about the sites covered by this prospectus. The tour begins on the Beaver Ranger
District leaving the district office at 9:00 a.m. on November 8, 2010. The tour will then proceed
to the Fremont River Ranger District, concluding on November 12, 2010.


      District                 Number of sites           Current       Expiration Date
                                                        Permittee
Beaver-D3                   5 Campgrounds              High         12/31/2010
                            1 Picnic Ground            Country
                                                       Recreation
Fremont River-D2            5 Campgrounds              High         12/31/2010
                            2 Picnic Areas             Country
                            2 Group Camping            Recreation
                            Areas
                            1 Overflow Camping
                            Area

                            6 Campgrounds              Aud & Di   12/31/2010
                                                       Campground
                                                       Services,
                                                       Inc.

When these two permits expire the campgrounds operated under them will be rolled into the
permit awarded by this prospectus.




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Over the past three years, concession operations on the Fishlake National Forest have generated
the following gross revenues:

          District                2007                    2008                  2009
 Beaver                        $27,259.00              $29,004.00            $34,710.00

 Fremont River                $131,231.64              $165,950.00          $206,244.19
 Forest Total                 $158,490.64              $194,954.00          $240,954.19


B. Area Description
The Fishlake National Forest, with headquarters in Richfield, Utah, is located in South Central
Utah, approximately 165 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah. The forest contains 1.5 million
acres, crossing parts of the Wasatch, Awapa, Sevier and Fishlake Plateaus as well as all of the
Tushar Mountains and the Canyon and Pahvant Ranges. Portions of Utah counties covered by
the Forest are: Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne. In 2004
the Teasdale Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest combined with and is currently
administered by the Fishlake as part of the Fremont River Ranger District. This area contains
approximately 250,000 acres, crossing parts of the Boulder Mountain and the Aquarius Plateau.
The Utah Counties affected are: Wayne and Garfield. (See Appendix 1: Vicinity Map).

The Beaver Ranger District manages 297,444 acres.

Recreation sites on the Beaver Ranger District are located within the Tushar Mountain Range.
This mountain range is bounded on the east by State Highway 89, on the north by I-70 and
Highway 4, on the west by I-15, and on the south by State Highway 20. Access to the developed
sites vary anywhere from six to eighteen miles east of I-15 and Beaver, along Utah State
Highway 153, and adjacent to Forest Road 137.

Weekday use on the Beaver Ranger District is minimal; however, the campgrounds normally fill
to capacity on various weekends and during holiday periods. (Memorial Day, July 4, Pioneer
Day July 24 and Labor Day). The elevations range between 6,500 and 9,400 feet. The summer
climate is fairly mild with average temperatures ranging from 45 to 85 degrees. The area
receives afternoon thundershowers during much of July and August.

The Fremont River Ranger District manages approximately 263,000 acres on the Fishlake
National Forest, and approximately 250,000 acres on the Dixie National Forest. In 2004 the
Teasdale Ranger District, Dixie National Forest was combined with the Loa Ranger District,
Fishlake National Forest, and renamed the Fremont River Ranger District. Both areas are now
managed by the Fishlake National Forest.

Recreation sites on the Fremont River Ranger District are located within the Fish Lake basin
which is approximately 35 miles southeast of Richfield, Utah, and 20 miles northwest of Loa,
Utah. Access is provided by Interstate Highways 15 and 70, and Utah State Highways 50, 118,
24 and 25. Additional sites are located on the east side of Boulder Mountain which is



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approximately 78 miles southeast of Richfield, Utah, and 34 miles southeast of Loa, Utah.
Access is provided by Interstate Highways 15 and 70, and Utah State Highways 50, 118, 24, and
12.

Weekday use in the Fish Lake basin is moderate; however the campgrounds are usually filled to
capacity each weekend throughout the season. The elevations range between 8,850 and 9,040
feet. The summer climate is fairly mild with the average temperatures ranging from 45 to 80
degrees. The area receives afternoon thundershowers during much of July and August.

Weekday use on the east side of Boulder Mountain is light; however weekend use is moderate,
with heavier use on holiday weekends. The elevations range between 7,000 and 8,700 feet. The
summer climate is fairly mild with average temperatures ranging from 45 to 85 degrees. The
area receives afternoon thundershowers during much of July and August.

The major recreation activities, on both districts, in the summer and fall are driving for pleasure,
camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, ATV use,
viewing wildlife and fall colors, and hunting. The Forest provides good habitat for a wide
variety of wildlife species, such as elk, deer, moose, mountain goats, golden eagles, porcupine,
turkey, grouse, marmots and mountain lion.

The Forest Service Intermountain Region and the Fishlake National Forest evaluated the unique
services and opportunities provided by the Fishlake National Forest and developed the Forest‟s
recreation niche. The recreation niche is what the Forest has to offer in terms of special places,
opportunities, and possible experiences, overlapped with what people desire in terms of outdoor
recreation from the public land. The Fishlake National Forest‟s recreational niche is “Blazing
the Trail.” The Dixie National Forest‟s recreational niche is “Color, Culture, and Climate.”1

Popular recreational pursuits on the Forest include:
    Driving for pleasure - This activity can occur anywhere on the Forest, but occurs
       primarily on scenic byways (U-25, U-153, Highway 12 (an All American Road), U-72
       and scenic backways (FR-154 which runs from Bicknell to Escalante, and FR-123 which
       runs from U-153 to Big John Flat up over the Tushar Mountain Range to Interstate 70 on
       the north end of the district). These drives provide views of scenic vistas, beautiful
       wildflowers, and spectacular fall colors.
    Camping. - Most areas have developed campsites. There are almost unlimited
       opportunities for dispersed camping.
    Group Camping - There are two campgrounds available for group use camping on the
       Beaver RD. Tushar Lakeside CG is operated by the Beaver County Improvement
       Association and Mahogany Cove Campground is operated under this permit and is on the
       National Reservation System. Requests for these services are frequent and further
       information can be obtained at the District Office.
    Picnicking - This activity is available at many of the developed recreation sites on the
       Forest (Twin Creeks and Bowery Picnic Areas, Ponderosa Picnic Ground). There are


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    U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. 2005. Recreation Niche: Fishlake National Forest.


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       numerous dispersed/undeveloped areas on the Forest that also provide these
       opportunities.
      Hunting - There are ample opportunities to find game of all kind, including deer, elk,
       antelope, moose, bear, mountain goat, and mountain lion.
      Fishing - There are numerous streams, lakes, and reservoirs that provide excellent
       angling, including Little Reservoir, Kents Lake(s), Anderson Meadow Reservoir,
       LeBaron Reservoir, Lower Bowns Reservoir, and numerous lakes on the Boulder and
       Thousand Lake Mountains that are popular spots for family outings.
      Boating - Boating on the Forest is limited primarily to Fish Lake, Mill Meadow
       Reservoir, Forsyth Reservoir and Lower Bowns Reservoir with smaller boats allowed at
       some smaller lakes (see proclamation). In addition, there are several reservoirs located
       near the Forest that provide excellent boating, including Otter Creek, Koosharem, Piute
       and Minersville.
      Wildlife viewing - There are excellent areas, trails, and drives that provide areas for
       viewing the abundant diversity of wildlife.
      Hiking, Mountain Biking, Equestrian Use – There are approximately 219 miles of non-
       motorized trail on the Fremont River RD and 286 miles on the Beaver RD. Total miles
       of Non-Motorized Trail on the entire Fishlake National Forest totals 1032. Horseback
       day rides are a popular activity on the Forest. Many trailheads are popular staging areas.
       In addition, there is one campground with equestrian facilities and trail opportunities
       (e.g., Tasha Equestrian Campground on the Fremont River Ranger District).
      Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) travel - There are approximately 313 miles of motorized
       trails on the Fremont River RD and 189 miles on the Beaver RD with a total of over 1243
       miles of motorized trail on the Fishlake National Forest. This activity is popular on the
       Forest and includes 4 wheel drive vehicles, ATVs and motorcycles. Designated routes
       that are open to motorized use are shown on Fishlake National Forest Travel Plan. The
       Paiute ATV and Great Western Trails, both, nationally recognized trails, traverse much
       of the Forest.

C. Description of Developed Recreation Sites and Facilities

The following is a description of each developed recreation site included in this prospectus (see
Appendix 2 of the prospectus, Recreation Site Maps and Summaries).

The current Beaver Ranger District permit (which is a joint permit with the Fremont River
Ranger District) includes 5 campgrounds and 1 picnic ground. The Forest Service has a
Cooperative Law Enforcement agreement in place with Beaver County, Utah. Under this
agreement the Forest Service provides supplementary funding to Beaver County Sheriff‟s
Department to provide additional law enforcement patrols for this area.

1. Beaver Ranger District

Little Cottonwood Campground
This Campground is located adjacent to the Beaver River just six miles east of the community of
Beaver on State Highway 153. Elevation is 6,500 feet. There are two ADA accessible units that


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can be reserved through the District Office at 435-438-2436. Within the campground there are
14 single-family campsites and 1 host site. All units have picnic tables and grills. A restroom
with flush toilets is also ADA accessible. Potable water is available during the summer season.
Up to 40 foot RV‟s can be accommodated. The operating season is generally from May through
mid-September.

Ponderosa Picnic Ground

This group picnic site is located 9 miles east of Beaver, Utah on State Route 153. This day use
site is designed to accommodate large groups of people with a large parking area, vault toilets,
amphitheatre, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, tables, grills, group fire rings, and electric lights.
(Bring your own net, ball and shoes to play volleyball or horseshoes.) Times of operation for this
facility are from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Drinking water is available. The typical operating season
is Memorial Day through mid-September.

Mahogany Cove Campground
This campground is located approximately 12 miles east of Beaver, Utah and adjacent to State
Route 153. This campground contains seven units with parking spurs, permanent tables, grills,
drinking water and a vault toilet. Trailers are permitted. The elevation is 7,500 feet. There is one
new toilet that is ADA accessible. The typical operating season is Memorial Day through mid-
September.

Little Reservoir Campground

This campground is approximately 11 miles east of Beaver, Utah. There are 8 single family
campsites including 1 host site and 1 ADA accessible campsite. There are also 2 group sites.
Sites are “back in” and will accommodate RV‟s from 22 to 40 feet in length. All units have
grills and/or fire rings and tables. Drinking water is available. There 2 vault toilets including
one that is barrier free. There is also a large day-use parking area. The typical operating season
is Memorial Day through mid-September.

Kents Lake Campground

This campground is located approximately 15 miles southeast of Beaver, Utah. It has 28 single
family campsites and 2 multi family campsites (1 host site). Sites vary from “back in” to “pull
through” and will accommodate trailers and RV‟s from 24 to 60 feet in length. All units have
grills and/or fire rings and tables. An historic rock CCC building can be used for programs or
shelter and is part of one of the multi family sites. The typical operating season is mid-June
through Labor Day.
Anderson Meadow Campground

The campground is 18 miles east of Beaver, Utah. There is 1 host site and 9 single family
campsites. They are managed on a first come/first serve basis. Two new vault toilets are
available. Potable water is available. The elevation is 9,400 feet making this campground
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walking distance of the campground. The typical operating season is mid-June through Labor
Day.

2. Fremont River Ranger District
The Fremont River Ranger District currently has two concession permits. One permit (which is
a joint permit with the Beaver Ranger District, and located on the Fishlake National Forest part
of the District) includes 5 campgrounds, 2 group camping areas, 2 picnic areas and 1 overflow
camping area. The current concessionaire also cleans the toilet at Joe‟s Bush Fisherman Parking
Area, and Johnson Reservoir Boat Ramp.
The second permit (which is located on the East Side of the Boulder Mountain, on the Dixie
National Forest part of the District) includes 6 campgrounds. The current concessionaire also
cleans the toilet at the Wildcat Rest Area.

The Forest Service has a Cooperative Law Enforcement agreement in place with Sevier County,
Utah. Under this agreement the Forest Service provides supplementary funding to Sevier County
to provide additional law enforcement patrols for this area. The Forest Service has a Cooperative
Law Enforcement agreement in place with Wayne and Garfield Counties, Utah. Under this
agreement the Forest Service provides supplementary funding to Wayne and Garfield Counties
to provide additional law enforcement patrols for this area.

The following is a description of each developed recreation site included in this prospectus (see
Appendix 2 of the prospectus, Summary and Site Maps of Recreation Sites).

Doctor Creek Campground

This campground is located in the Fish Lake basin along Scenic Byway (U-25) approximately 35
miles southeast of Richfield, Utah, via U-24 and U-25, and 20 miles northeast of Loa, Utah, via
U-24 and U-25. The elevation is 8,900 feet. It is on the south end of Fish Lake. The minimum
operating season is May 15 thru September 15. It has 27 single sites and 1 toilet building.

Mackinaw Campground

This campground is located in the Fish Lake basin along Scenic Byway (U-25) approximately 35
miles southeast of Richfield, Utah, via U-24 and U-25, and 20 miles northeast of Loa, Utah, via
U-24 and U-25. The elevation is 8,900 feet. It is adjacent to the west shoreline of Fish Lake.
The minimum operating season is May 15 thru September 15. It has 59 single sites, 7 double
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Bowery Creek Campground

This campground is located in the Fish Lake basin along Scenic Byway (U-25) approximately 35
miles southeast of Richfield, Utah, via U-24 and U-25, and 20 miles northeast of Loa, Utah, via
U-24 and U-25. The elevation is 8,900 feet. It is adjacent to the west shoreline of Fish Lake.
The minimum operating season is May 15 thru September 15. It has 30 single sites, 7 double
sites, 3 triple sites and 3 toilet buildings.

Frying Pan Campground

This campground is located three miles north of Fish Lake, approximately 38 miles southeast of
Richfield, Utah via U-24 and U-25, and 23 miles northeast of Loa, Utah, via U-24 and U-25.
The elevation is 8,900 feet. The minimum operating season is May 15 thru September 15. It has
11 single sites and 1 toilet building.

Piute Campground

This campground is located five miles north of Fish Lake on the west side of Johnson Valley
Reservoir. It is approximately 41 miles southeast of Richfield, Utah, via U-24 and U-25, and 26
miles northeast of Loa, Utah, via U-24 and U-25. The elevation is 8,900 feet. The minimum
operating season is May 15 thru September 15. It has 46 single sites and 2 toilet buildings.

Doctor Creek Group Camping Areas A & B

This campground is located in the Fish Lake basin along Scenic Byway (U-25) approximately 35
miles southeast of Richfield, Utah, via U-24 and U-25, and 20 miles northeast of Loa, Utah, via
U-24 and U-25. The elevation is 8,900 feet. It is on the south end of Fish Lake. The minimum
operating season is May 15 thru September 15. It has 2 large group sites and 1 toilet building.

Frying Pan Group Camping Area

This group camping area is located three miles north of Fish Lake, approximately 38 miles
southeast of Richfield, Utah via U-24 and U-25, and 23 miles northeast of Loa, Utah, via U-24
and U-25. The elevation is 8,900 feet. The minimum operating season is May 15 thru
September 15. It has 1 group site and shares 1 toilet building with Frying Pan Campground.

Mallard Bay Overflow Camping Area

This camping area is located in the Fish Lake basin along Scenic Byway (U-25) approximately
35 miles southeast of Richfield, Utah, via U-24 and U-25, and 20 miles northeast of Loa, Utah,
via U-24 and U-25. The elevation is 8,900 feet. It is on the south end of Fish Lake. The
minimum operating season is May 15 thru September 15. It has 1 large overflow camping area
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Twin Creeks Picnic Area

This picnic area is located in the Fish Lake basin along Scenic Byway (U-25) approximately 35
miles southeast of Richfield, Utah, via U-24 and U-25, and 20 miles northeast of Loa, Utah, via
U-24 and U-25. The elevation is 8,900 feet. It is adjacent to the west shoreline of Fish Lake and
on the north side of Twin Creeks. The minimum operating season is May 15 thru September 15.
It has 1 large group site, 4 small group sites, and 1 individual site, 1 pavilion, 1 amphitheater,
and 1 toilet building.

Bowery Creek Picnic Area

This picnic area is located in the Fish Lake basin along Scenic Byway (U-25) approximately 35
miles southeast of Richfield, Utah, via U-24 and U-25, and 20 miles northeast of Loa, Utah, via
U-24 and U-25. The elevation is 8,900 feet. It is adjacent to the west shoreline of Fish Lake.
The minimum operating season is May 15 thru September 15. It has 1 large group site and 1
toilet building.

Singletree Campground

This campground is located along Scenic Byway (U-12) approximately 12 miles south of Torrey,
Utah, via U-12, and 24 miles north of Boulder, Utah, via (U-12). The elevation is 8,200 feet.
The minimum operating season is May 20 thru September 20. It has 25 single sites, 6 multiple
sites, 2 group sites and 5 toilet buildings.

Upper Pleasant Creek Campground

This campground is located along Scenic Byway (U-12), adjacent to Pleasant Creek,
approximately 17 miles south of Torrey, Utah, via U-12, and 19 miles north of Boulder, Utah,
via (U-12). The elevation is 8,600 feet. The minimum operating season is May 20 thru
September 20. It has 12 single sites and 1 toilet building.

Lower Pleasant Creek Campground

This campground is located along Scenic Byway (U-12), adjacent to Pleasant Creek,
approximately 17 miles south of Torrey, Utah, via U-12, and 19 miles north of Boulder, Utah,
via (U-12). The elevation is 8,600 feet. The minimum operating season is May 20 thru
September 20. It has 4 single sites and 1 toilet building.

Oak Creek Campground

This campground is located along Scenic Byway (U-12), adjacent to Oak Creek, approximately
18 miles south of Torrey, Utah, via U-12, and 18 miles north of Boulder, Utah, via (U-12). The
elevation is 8,700 feet. The minimum operating season is May 20 thru September 20. It has 8
single sites, 1 multiple site and 1 toilet building.




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Rosebud ATV Campground

This campground is located east of Scenic Byway (U-12), along the Lower Bowns Reservoir
road FR186, approximately 18 miles south of Torrey, Utah, via U-12, and 18 miles north of
Boulder, Utah, via U-12. The elevation is 8,500 feet. The minimum operating season is May 20
thru September 20. It has 4 double sites and 1 toilet building.

Lower Bowns Campground and Group Area

This campground is located east of Scenic Byway (U-12), adjacent to Lower Bowns Reservoir,
approximately 21 miles southeast of Torrey, Utah, via U-12, and 23 miles northeast of Boulder,
Utah, via U-12. The elevation is 7,000 feet. The minimum operating season is May 20 thru
September 20. It has 4 single sites, 1 large group site and 2 toilet buildings.

*Note: Site amenities for each site are listed in the Appendix 3: Inventory of Government
Furnished Property

D. Government furnished Property
The Forest Service will provide certain property in conjunction with the concession campground
special use permit. An inventory of this property is included as Appendix 3: Inventory of
Government-furnished Property. The inventory includes a description, quantity, and estimated
replacement cost for each piece of property. In addition, most sites include other improvements
used for general operation of the site. Examples include barriers, general signs, individual
parking spurs, access roads etc.

E. Government furnished Supplies
The Forest Service will not furnish any supplies for day-to-day operation of the concession.
Government-furnished supplies will be limited to those necessary for programmatic consistency
and include:
    Forms to report use and revenue,
    A copy of Forest Service publications, Cleaning Recreation Sites, In-Depth Design and
       Maintenance Manual for Vault Toilets, and Vault Toilet Pumping Contract Specifications
       and Guidelines for Preparing Contracts,
    A copy of Recreation Opportunity Guides, which the holder may reproduce at their own
       expense, and
    Title VI signs.

F. Utilities and Waste Management
Concessionaires are responsible for the following utilities, and applicants should estimate costs
for them.

Sanitation services to pump the vault toilets, holding tanks, and dump stations will be the
responsibility of the Permittee for the term of the permit. (Periodically, snowmelt can also



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partially fill some units, necessitating pumping prior to opening for the season.) A sewage vault
is considered to need pumping when it reaches ¾ full.

Location and approximate capacity of vaults are listed in Appendix 2. All vault toilets are
normally pumped twice each season, once in mid July and again in late September. The final
pumping must be completed by October 1. Permittee must notify the Agency Administrator
once pumping has been completed.

All disposal sites must meet FS, state, county and local regulations.

1. Electrical
Electrical costs on the Beaver Ranger District will need to be estimated. These costs each season
for the Little Cottonwood and Ponderosa sites is approximately $350-$400.

On the Beaver Ranger District, the Permittee will have the power placed in his/her name, and
have it billed directly to them, for the Little Cottonwood Campground and Ponderosa Picnic
Ground. The Permittee will be directly responsible to the power company for expenses. This
cost will need to be accounted for as an operating cost on the expense worksheet of the
application.

Electricity is provided for the following host sites:

Fremont River Ranger District:
   o Doctor Creek Campground
   o Mackinaw Campground (2 Sites)
   o Bowery Creek Campground

Beaver Ranger District:
   o None

Within the Fish Lake Basin electrical utilities are not metered individually to each host site.
They are metered in combination with other facilities, such as the toilets and sewer lift stations.
Therefore, it will not be the responsibility of the permit holder to pay for the cost of any of the
electrical utilities.

2. Water Systems
Because of their complexity, the Forest Service will retain the responsibility for the operation of
the water systems which serve the recreation sites. The cost of operation will become the
responsibility of the permittee and will be recovered by means of a collection agreement with the
Forest Service. A sample copy of the Collection Agreement will be attached as Appendix 20.

The Permittee will be responsible for reimbursing the Forest Service for water system operation
and maintenance costs on each district. Each district will be reimbursed separately. The
estimated cost for both districts in 2009 was $12,000. However, with the inclusion of additional
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and maintenance cost will be recalculated prior to each season of use. Annual increases will not
exceed 4% per year. A Collection Agreement for water system maintenance will be completed
and signed at the beginning of the contract period for the purpose of the maintenance of water
systems for each District. Annually, a financial plan will be drawn up before a bill for collection
is sent to the concessionaire to incorporate any savings from the prior year and analyze the final
billing. In December of each year, each District Administrator will send the concessionaire an
accounting of what was spent on water systems as per agreement and for tax purposes for
concessionaire.

The Permittee will be responsible for water system maintenance, within the campground itself,
and will repair any items after the initial campground opening in the spring. The Forest Service
will be responsible for the initial opening of all water systems and once they are running
properly, their responsibility will involve only the spring source and distribution line upto the
campground boundary. The Permittee will be responsible to replace waterlines, hydrants,
fittings, seals, gaskets, fountains, holding tanks, and any other component of the water systems
of the recreation sites in this prospectus per Forest Service specifications. The Permittee will be
responsible for the cost of repairs up to $500 per each occurance. Should the cost of repair for
one item exceed $500, the Forest Service and the Permittee will evaluate the situation and decide
whether or not repair is affordable. If it is, the Permittee will pay the first $500 and the Forest
Service will cover the balance of the cost. If the cause of the needed repair/replacement is a
result of the Permittee’s negligence or operating error, the responsibility for the entire cost
of repair will be the Permittee’s. The Permittee and their representatives and staff shall alert
and consult with the Forest Service when a repair or replacement need is identified. The Forest
Service will be responsible for closing and winterizing the water systems annually and for
performing all routine required water sampling tests.

3. Garbage

Recreation sites on the Beaver and Fremont River Ranger District(Fish Lake Basin) are operated
on a “pack-in pack-out” basis.

On the Beaver Ranger District the Permittee will be required to give campers and picnickers a
garbage bag and instruct them that their trash may be deposited in garbage dumpster(s) located in
Beaver Canyon near the Forest boundary. This is the only garbage disposal facility on the
Ranger District and is available to all Forest users. Beaver County and the Forest Service will
pay the entire cost of the contracted dumpster(s).

In the past, the concessionaire has chosen to rent a small dumpster for ash disposal and removal.
This small dumpster has been placed near the Forest Service and County dumpsters for the
permittee‟s convenience. It has also been locked by concessionaire to prohibit public use. This
has worked out very well.

On the Fremont River Ranger District the Permittee will be required to instruct campers and
picnickers that their trash may be deposited in either the garbage dumpster located at the Doctor
Creek Trailer Dump Station or the garbage dumpster located near Mackinaw Campground. The
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and the remainder is paid by the resorts and summer home owner‟s association. The permitee
will not be responsible for any of the garbage collection costs within the Fish Lake Basin.

On the east side of Boulder Mountain the Permittee will be responsible for garbage disposal.
Dumpsters are available for the recreation facilities, and trash is presently hauled under an
agreement with Capital Reef National Park. These dumpsters will be located at Oak Creek (1),
Pleasant Creek (1), Singletree (2), and Lower Bowns road (1). The dumpsters will be
transported weekly, or as needed, to the garbage pick-up site at Carcass Creek. The Permittee
will make provisions and cover the cost for the removal of garbage on at least a weekly basis.
All garbage will be disposed of in a state approved sanitary landfill. All dumpsters will be kept
clean to prevent odor buildup. The cost of having the garbage disposed of at an approved
sanitary landfill for this area in 2009 was $1,526.00.

II. Forest Service Concession Programs and Policies

Government-owned concessions are authorized by special use permit issued under Section 7 of
the Granger-Thye Act, 16 U.S.C. 580d, and implementing regulations at 36 CFR Part 251,
Subpart B.

In addition, there are certain Forest Service programs and policies that apply to campground
concessions. All applications must be consistent with these requirements.

A. National Recreation Reservation Service

The Fishlake National Forest participates in the National Recreation Reservation Service
(NRRS), a service that provides nationwide, toll-free telephone reservations for single-family or
group camping sites, rental cabins, and other recreational facilities. Visitors pay the camping fee
at the time they make a reservation, and no fees are collected at the site (although the permit
holder may allow occupancy of any site in the NRRS that is unreserved and charge on-site for
that use). Contact information for the NRRS follows.

       Laura Conroy
       Region 4 NRRS Coordinator
       Telephone: (801) 625-5152
       Email: lconroy@fs.fed.us
       Facsimile: (801) 625-5170

       John Cameron
       Forest Service Contracting Officer‟s Technical Representative
       Telephone: (850) 523-8589
       Email: jhcameron@fs.fed.us
       Facsimile: (805) 523-8505

       ReserveAmerica Inc.
       2480 Meadowvale Boulevard, Suite 120



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       Mississauga, Ontario
       Canada L5N 8M6
       Inventory Help Desk: (877) 345-6777
       Customer Service: (888) 448-1474
       Email: nrrshelp@reserveamerica.com
       Facsimile: (888) 724-5520

The NRRS is the only authorized reservation system for Forest Service developed recreation
sites, including campgrounds, cabins, and group use areas. The Forest Service contract for the
NRRS prohibits campground concession permit holders from using any other reservation system,
establishing their own reservation system, or reserving campsites other than through the NRRS.
Applicants may recommend adding sites to or deleting sites from the NRSS or changing the
number of sites that may be reserved, the minimum number of days per reservation, or the
location of sites that may be reserved. The permit holder also may make these recommendations
during the term of the permit. The authorized officer will decide whether to accept or reject the
recommendations.

Under the NRRS, the following guidelines must be followed unless there are compelling
operational reasons:
   1. For each developed recreation site included in the NRRS, at least 60 percent of the units
       must be available for reservations. The rest of the units may be occupied on a first-come,
       first-served basis.
            a. Reservation windows vary by type of site and are as follows:
                     i. Individual campsites: From 180 to 4 days prior to arrival date.
                    ii. Group use areas: From 360 to 4 days prior to arrival date.
   2. When the NRRS is utilized, the permit holder is responsible for on-site administration
       and will be required to:
            a. Obtain Daily Arrival Reports (DARs) from the NRRS contractor each morning by
                establishing at least one central facsimile location, email address, or other means
                of obtaining and distributing DARs.
            b. Develop a system for posting reservations at the sites so other visitors know
                which units are reserved.
            c. Post and hold reserved sites for 24 hours.
            d. Ensure that the party with the reservation is the party using the site.
            e. Resolve any disputes over the use of reserved sites by drop-in campers.
            f. Verify that visitors hold a Golden Age or Golden Access Passport or the National
                Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass (Federal Recreational Lands Pass)
                authorized under the Federal Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 16
                U.S.C. 6801-6814, before giving the discount on fees for those passes (see
                section II.B., Pass Discounts, beginning on page 38).
            g. Develop inventory data for sites being added to the NRRS, and update data for
                sites currently in the NRRS (including fees charged the public and temporary site
                closures). Submit data to the NRRS at least annually for data updates.
            h. Communicate to the NRRS any emergency closures or other relevant operational
                changes as they occur.




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            i. Approve customer refunds as appropriate and process them through the NRRS.
               NRRS refund policies can be found at
               http://www.reserveusa.com/jsp/homepage.jsp?goto=/home/policies.html.

Because reservations can be made up to a year in advance for group sites and up to 180 days in
advance for family sites, the NRSS is currently accepting reservations for the remaining 2010
year and part of the 2011 operating season. Fees received by the NRSS for reservations for 2010
group and family sites for the permits expiring December, 31, 2010 will be held by the Forest
Service and distributed following issuance of a special use permit to the successful applicant.
The successful applicant will begin to receive fees for group and family sites from NRRS
beginning the year of the Forest wide permit initiation for permits after 2010. In the final year of
the permit, fees will be held in the same manner until such time as a new permit is awarded.

B. Pass Discounts

The permit holder must extend a 50 percent discount on camping fees charged under REA at
developed recreation sites covered by this prospectus to holders of Golden Age and Golden
Access Passports, as well as holders of the Interagency Senior and Access Passes.

Specifically, holders of these passes are entitled to a 50 percent discount on the fee for a single
campsite occupied by the pass holders. The pass holders are not entitled to a discount on the fee
for a multiple-family campsite, day-use site, rental cabin, or group use area, or any additional
campsites occupied by those accompanying the pass holders. The 50 percent campsite discount
does not include utility, water, or any other hookup fees.

Any loss of fee revenue from honoring the passes should be factored into applicants‟ bids.

The permit holder will not be required to offer discounts or free use to holders of the Annual or
Volunteer Pass.

C. Camp Stamps

Camp stamps must be honored at their face value and submitted to the authorized officer for
reimbursement.

D. Site Closures

The Forest Service reserves the right to close all or a portion of any site described in this
prospectus for repair; construction; floods, snow, extreme fire danger, or other natural events;
wildlife protection; or risks to public health and safety. The Forest Service shall not be liable to
the permit holder for lost revenue, operating costs, or any other losses resulting from these
closures. However, for fee calculation purposes, the permit shall be placed in non-use status as
provided by FSH 2709.11, section 31.23.




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E. Administrative Use

Forest Service sponsored interpretive or environmental education programs, service projects, or
other meetings may occur throughout the operating season. At times, these activities may utilize
some facilities under permit. The Forest Service will coordinate with the permit holder before
implementation of these programs or activities. If the Forest Service requires the permit holder
to provide a service for the agency, the permit holder will be compensated for that use.

F. Applicable Forest Orders

Forest orders may be issued to address a variety of management concerns on the Forest. Sample
orders related to the offering are identified in Appendix 5: Applicable Forest Orders That Apply
to Recreation Sites. Additional applicable forest orders may be issued in the future.

G. Fee Tickets and Compilation of Use and Revenue Data

The permit holder must provide fee tickets to visitors that include at least the following
information:
     The site number and total amount paid,
     The date of issuance and number of days paid for,
     If a pass is used, the pass number,
     The number of people in the group, and
     The number of vehicles and their license plate numbers.

The permit holder must provide use and revenue data to the Forest Service (see Appendix 6:
Sample Use Report). Use reports must be completed monthly and at the end of the operating
season for each developed recreation site, provided that when the holder performs Granger-Thye
fee offset work in lieu of paying the land use fee in cash, use reports may be submitted quarterly
rather than monthly. At a minimum, monthly and year-end use reports must include:
     The total number of units occupied based on daily counts,
     The total number of people based on daily counts,
     The percentage of occupancy by month,
     Total recreation fee revenue,
     Total fee revenue for other goods and services,
     The total number of passes used,
     The total number of sites with only tent campers, and
     The total number of sites occupied by disabled vehicles (hangs tags and/or license plates).

In addition, year-end use reports must include:
     Total fee revenue collected under the NRRS,
     Total taxes paid,
     Total gross revenue, and
     Total net revenue.




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H. Customer Service Comment Cards
The permit holder must provide a customer service comment card to visitors at each developed
recreation site (see Appendix 7: Sample Customer Service Comment Card).

I. Performance Evaluations
At a minimum, the Forest Service will perform a year-end performance evaluation within four
months of the close of the operating season (see Appendix 8: Performance Appraisal Form for
Concession Developed Sites). A rating of “unsatisfactory” may be cause for suspension or
revocation of the special use permit. Sustained satisfactory performance is required for a permit
extension.

J. Accessibility
The Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (ABA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
require new or altered facilities to be accessible, with few exceptions. In 2004 the Architectural
and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) issued revised accessibility
guidelines for buildings and facilities subject to the ABA and the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA). These new guidelines are called the ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines. In 2006
the Forest Service issued the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines
(FSORAG). The FSORAG addresses types of recreational facilities, including developed
recreation sites that are not covered by ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines.

Any government maintenance, reconditioning, renovation, or improvement (see section III.C.,
Granger-Thye Fee Offset Agreement beginning on page 30) must meet ADA/ABA Accessibility
Guidelines, where applicable, as well as the FSORAG.

The FSORAG and the ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines are posted on the Forest Service‟s
website at http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/accessibility. Questions regarding
ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines may be referred to the Access Board at
http://www.access-board.gov. Questions regarding the FSORAG may be referred to the forest
accessibility coordinator.

The permit holder is responsible for ensuring effective communication with visitors with
disabilities, including persons with impaired vision or hearing, so that all visitors may obtain
information on accessible services, activities, and facilities.

K. Camping Unit Capacity
1. Number of Vehicles per Camping Unit
A single family camping unit may accommodate one vehicle. A “vehicle” is defined as any
motorized conveyance, with the exception that, for capacity considerations, two motorcycles are
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Additional vehicles may be allowed at a single family camping unit if they can be safely
accommodated at that camping unit. When extra vehicles are allowed, an extra fee of up to 50
percent of the camping unit fee may be charged for each extra vehicle. If an extra vehicle
exceeds the camping unit capacity (e.g., the extra vehicle presents a safety hazard or is causing
resource damage), the customer may be required to pay for an additional camping unit or park in
an overflow parking area, if available. One towed vehicle per single camping unit will be
allowed for no extra charge if the towed vehicle can be parked completely on the surfaced area
and does not create a safety hazard. Examples of towed vehicles include a boat trailer or a car
towed by a motor home. As stated in the Code of Federal Regulations at 36 CFR 261.16 (m),
neither ATVs or motorcycles (except when registered as street/highway legal according to the
State of Utah Off-Highway Vehicle Act, Title 41, Chapter 22, Utah Code Annotated 1953) may
be used at developed recreation sites, unless their use is specifically allowed on a site-by-site
basis or by Forest Order.

2. Group Site Capacity
The following table identifies the capacities established for all group sites.

                                Beaver Ranger District
           Overnight Group Sites                         Day Use Group Sites
                                    PAOT*                                          PAOT*
                                    Capacity                                       Capacity
        Facility Name                Level            Facility Name                 Level
Mahogany Cove                         85     Ponderosa Picnic Ground                 100




                            Fremont River Ranger District
           Overnight Group Sites                             Day Use Group Sites
                                    PAOT*                                          PAOT*
                                    Capacity                                       Capacity
          Facility Name              Level               Facility Name              Level
Doctor Creek Group Camping                       Twin Creeks Picnic Area
Areas A & B                           150/ea.                                        100
Frying Pan Group Camping Area           100      Bowery Creek Picnic Area            100
Singletree Group Areas A & B           50/ea.
Lower Bowns Group Area                  50

* It should be noted that most group overnight sites can also be rented out for group day use sites
if available.

L. Stay Limit
Campers at overnight developed sites on the Beaver Ranger District are limited to a 14-day stay
limit during any consecutive 30 day period. However, if campgrounds aren‟t full and a camper
wants to stay longer than the 14 day limit, concessionaire can make the request thru the
administrator to allow the camper to stay longer. Campers at Doctor Creek, Mackinaw and


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Bowery Creek campgrounds on the Fremont River Ranger District are limited to a 10-day stay.
Moving to another developed site after the 10 days is permissible (See Appendix 5). Campers at
other developed sites in the Fish Lake Basin are limited to a 14-day stay. Campers at
Singletree, Upper Pleasant Creek, Lower Pleasant Creek, Oak Creek, Rosebud ATV, and Lower
Bowns are limited to a 14-day stay in a 60 day period. These limits can be adjusted in specific
areas to encourage better utilization of developed sites, changes in these limits will be considered
on a site by site basis after approval from the Forest Service authorized officer.


M. Fees Charged to the Public
The permit holder may charge the public fees only to the extent that the Forest Service can
charge recreation fees under REA. All recreation fees must be specified by developed recreation
site. The holder must honor the proposed pricing through the first full operating season.
Thereafter, the holder may propose price adjustments with justification. Differential pricing for
shoulder seasons and high demand sites be considered with consultation with the Forest Service.
For more information on REA go to: http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/about-rec-
fees.shtml

Permit holders may not charge for any of the following uses or activities:
    Parking or picnicking along roadsides or trail-sides not associated with other activities for
       which fees may be authorized by REA,
    General access to the area unless specifically authorized by REA,
    Use of dispersed areas with low or no investment unless specifically authorized by REA,
    Driving, walking, boating, horseback riding, or hiking through National Forest System
       lands without using the recreational facilities and services for which a fee is charged,
    Camping at undeveloped sites that do not provide the minimum number of facilities and
       services prescribed by REA,
    Use of overlooks or scenic pullouts,
    Travel by private, non-commercial vehicle over any national parkway or any road or
       highway in the Federal-aid System that is commonly used by the public as a means of
       travel between two places, either or both of which are outside an area in which recreation
       fees are charged,
    Travel by private, non-commercial vehicle, boat, or aircraft over any road, highway,
       waterway, or airway to any land in which the person traveling has a property right, if the
       land is in an area in which recreation fees are charged,
    Hunting or fishing, or access to hunting or fishing, by any person who has a right of
       access for hunting or fishing privileges under a specific provision of law or treaty,
    Access to or use of any area by any person who is engaged in the conduct of official
       federal, state, tribal, or local government business, or
    Special attention or extra services necessary to meet the needs of the disabled.

N. Law Enforcement
Forest Service Manual 2342.1, Exhibit 01, addresses the law enforcement authorities and
responsibilities of concessionaires, state and local law enforcement agencies, and the Forest


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Service at concession campgrounds (see Appendix 9: Law Enforcement in Forest Service
Concession Campgrounds).

O. Consent to Store Hazardous Materials
The holder shall not store any hazardous materials at the site without prior written approval from
the authorized officer. Approval from the authorized officer shall not be unreasonably withheld.
If the authorized officer provides approval, this permit shall include (or in the case of approval
provided after this permit is issued, shall be amended to include) specific terms addressing the
storage of hazardous materials, including the specific type of materials to be stored, volume, type
of storage, and spill plan. Such terms shall be proposed by the holder and are subject to approval
by the authorized officer.

If the holder receives consent to store hazardous material, the holder shall identify to the Forest
Service any hazardous material to be stored at the site. Such identification information shall be
consistent with column (1) of the table of hazardous materials and special provisions enumerated
at 49 CFR 172.101 whenever the hazardous material appears in that table. For hazard
communication proposes, the holder shall maintain Material Safety Data Sheets for any stored
hazardous chemicals consistent with 29 CFR 1910.1200(c) and (g). In addition all hazardous
materials stored by the holder shall be used, labeled, stored, transported, and disposed of in
accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

If hazardous materials are used or stored at the site, the authorized officer may require the holder
to deliver and maintain a surety bond in accordance with clause IV.J. of the Special Use Permit
(Appendix 4).

The holder shall not release any hazardous material as defined in clause IV.F. of the Special Use
Permit (Appendix 4) onto land or into rivers, streams, impoundments, or natural or human-made
channels leading to them. All prudent and safe attempts muse be made to contain any release of
these materials. The authorized officer may specify conditions that must be met, including
conditions more stringent than those imposed by federal, state, and local regulations, to prevent
releases and protect natural resources.

P. Additional Revenue-producing Sales, Services, and/or Fees
Additional revenue-producing sales, services, and/or fees are intended to provide visitors a
convenient means to acquire goods or services while increasing concession revenue. Include
how these items will be addressed when responding to the prospectus. See Appendix 19:
Additional Revenue-producing Sales, Services, and/or Fees.

Q. Other Pertinent Information
1. Customer Service
The mission of the FS is „„Caring for the Land and Serving People.‟‟ Permittees who operate on
National Forest System lands on behalf of the FS are expected to assist in achieving this mission.
The customer service aspect is central to the concession operation. The permit holder will need
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helpful and professional manner, giving timely and courteous information and assistance, and
doing those things necessary to ensure that customers have a safe and enjoyable stay on their
National Forest. The permit holder shall furnish and provide Customer Service Comment Cards
available to the public (Appendix 7, Form FS-1300-5).

As part of a continuing effort to better serve the needs of the customer, the FS reserves the right
to conduct random use counts and surveys in the areas included in this permit, and to converse
with visitors on-site regarding the service they are receiving. Such surveys may be used for
ongoing monitoring, as well as part of the permit holder‟s Annual Performance Evaluation.
Permit holder will resolve customer complaints within 24 hours.

2. Wildlife Mitigation
Bear-resistant dumpsters are currently being used on the Fremont River Ranger District for the
campgrounds located on the East Side of the Boulder Mountain (i.e. Singletree, Upper Pleasant
Creek, Lower Pleasant Creek, Oak Creek, Rosebud ATV and Lower Bowns). They are also
being analyzed and considered for the Beaver Ranger District in several of our developed sites.
Bear education information, as provided by the Utah State Department of Wildlife Resources and
the Forest Service, will be posted as directed.

Rattlesnakes are a common occurrence across the forest and are often seen in proximity to
developed recreation sites in a range of vegetation types and at various elevations. Education
information and bulletin board signs as provided by the Forest Service, will be posted as
directed.

3. Butane and Propane Installations
For safety and regulatory reasons, the permit holder is not allowed to install or store bulk butane
or propane. (No smoking by the tanks)

4. Optional Fee Sites
Currently the sites listed below are either non-fee or they are fee sites managed by the Districts.
These sites have the potential to become sites managed by a concessionaire. The concessionaire
may propose to implement a fee program and manage these sites.




                                 Fremont River Ranger District
                                                             Operating   Reserv-      2009 Fee/
                                   # Units and #   Elev.                                              Revenue:
                 Site                                         Season      ation     (Single Unit or
                                     of hosts      (feet)                                               2009
                                                             Minimum     System       per group)
                                    8 – Single                            No-
          Elkhorn Campground                                             Single     $8.00/Single
                                                   9,300    6/15-9/30                                 $2,921.00
             and Group Site         1 – Group                               s      $35.00/Group
                                    No - Host                             Yes-




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                                                                                  Group
                                                                                   No-
                                           7 – Single                             Single
                                                                                              $8.00/Single
          Sunglow Campground               2 – Group        7,200 4/15-10/30        s
                                                                                             $20.00/Group
                                                                                                                    $4,606.00
                                           No - Host                               Yes-
                                                                                  Group
                                          10 – Single                                        $10.00/Single
      Tasha Equestrian Campground          1 - Group
                                                            8,900   5/15-9/15        Yes
                                                                                             $35.00/Group
                                                                                                                    $1,568.00




                                         Beaver River Ranger District
                                                              Operating    Reserv-       2009 Fee/
                                # Units and # of   Elev.                                                     Revenue:
                  Site                                         Season       ation      (Single Unit or
                                     hosts         (feet)                                                      2009
                                                              Minimum      System        per group)
                                    10– Single
                                                                             No                          $1,201.00
                 LeBaron            2 – Group      9900      6/15-9/30                     $10.00
                                                                                                          /season
                                     No Host
                                    5 – Single                                                           0 has been
                City Creek                                     5/30 –        No        Currently No
                                    2 – Group      7600                                                   no fee for
               Campground           No - Host
                                                                9/15                       Fee
                                                                                                            years




5. Pre-Summer Operations
Before opening a site for the season, the permit holder will be responsible for the following pre-
summer inspections and maintenance:

Hazard Tree Inspections and Removal

In conjunction with the Forest Service, the permit holder will conduct pre-season campground
inspections to identify existing and potential hazards, including hazard trees. The permit holder
also will be responsible for monitoring and identifying hazard trees during the operating season.
After securing written approval from the authorized officer, the permit holder‟s financial
responsibility for removing hazard trees and associated slash will not exceed $2500 per year or
1% of the gross annual revenue, whichever is greater. The annual operating plan will address
appropriate disposal of hazard trees and slash.

General Maintenance
Before the developed sites are opened, a thorough maintenance inspection and cleaning of each
site will be completed and documented. All maintenance needs will be accomplished at this time
and/or documented for future attention. Light maintenance needs may be initiated by the
permittee without FS approval. The FS recommends that light maintenance needs be
documented.

Major maintenance or improvement projects may be applicable to Granger-Thye Fee Offset
provisions. However, potential projects must be documented and submitted to the FS for
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Toilets
Painting or touch-up for the building interior may be necessary. The level of the vault waste will
be noted and scheduled for pumping if needed (when vault becomes ¾ full, complete pumping is
needed). Overhanging or encroaching vegetation will be trimmed from the paths. Doors should
not be propped open with rocks and will be closed after cleaning to keep flies and odors at a
minimum. Check to ensure that all necessary signs are in place and in good condition and
replace if needed. (e.g., „„No Trash in Toilets Please‟‟). All vents should be inspected and
cleaned to ensure that a proper airflow can occur.

Tables
Tops and benches will be washed and cleaned free of dirt and grease. The underside of tables
will be swept clean of spider webs. All carvings and graffiti will be sanded out, and the tables
repainted (sanding, filling and painting may be documented for later completion, if approved by
the FS). Repainting may also be necessary due to weathering. Concrete table legs should be
checked for damage and recorded for replacement, as needed. All nuts, bolts, and hardware shall
be inspected and tightened or replaced, as needed. Record the need for any replacement gravel
around tables and the need to re-level any tables for inclusion in the holder Maintain, Renovate,
Recondition and Improve (MRRI) schedule plan.

Fire Rings and Grills
All ashes, charcoal, burned and unburned wood, grease, and trash shall be removed. All ashes
must be disposed of in accordance with state and local laws and regulations. Ashes shall not be
placed in dumpsters or trash cans while hot. Inspect the ring for excess rust or bent/broken grills.
Repair or replace as needed. Fire rings may be reset, if needed. Clear all combustible materials
and vegetation away from fire rings to a minimum of three feet. Eliminate any rock fire rings or
modifications that were not installed or approved by the FS. Remove ashes from unauthorized
fire rings and pits. Scatter the rocks and spread soil over these areas to make them less
conspicuous.

Grounds
The area should be thoroughly cleaned in the spring, before the vegetation comes up if possible.
All litter, including wind fall trees and large limbs, will be removed. If a site has the “Pack It In-
Pack It Out” policy, the message will be visibly displayed and any accumulations of trash will be
removed within 24 hours of discovery or notification. Any nails, ropes, game poles, etc. will be
removed from trees. Make note of any erosion problems or other items that will need to be
repaired during the season as light maintenance.

Fences
Fences and gates will be inspected and repaired as needed. All repairs should be documented.

Barriers
Concrete barriers and timbers will be inspected for damage and/or instability. Excessive
vegetation around barriers shall be trimmed to keep barriers visible. Record the need to replace
rotten or broken items in the Government MRRI schedule plan.



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Water Hydrants
Clean and weed the area around hydrants. As soon as the water system is turned on, test the
faucets for problems. Be sure the drains are working properly. Replace the gravel sump when
sour smelling or filled with dirt or when excess water does not properly drain (this item may
qualify as a G/T off-set). In order to ensure environmental protection and public safety, each
hydrant should be posted with a sign that says “No washing dishes, bathing, washing hair or
hands, or cleaning fish.”

Signs, Posters, and Bulletin Boards
Inspect all bulletin boards. Remove any old, worn-out signs, staples, and nails. Information
boards will be painted as needed. Document any repairs needed. Install professional FS-
approved signs. Multi-lingual information will be provided as needed. Shoulder season bulletin
board signing shall include information as to whether or not potable water and trash service is
available and what the expected closing date is. Signs will not be hand written.

Site Markers
Inspect and replace all individual site markers, as needed. Replace with the same materials,
unless otherwise specified by the FS.

Fee Notification, envelope and collection tube
Holder will post fee notification sign on the provided campground information board a week
prior to charging a fee. If visitors are present in the campground on the day that fees go into
effect, they will be notified, either in person or by leaving an informative note, that a fee will be
required the following day.

Fee envelope dispensers will be identified and maintained. Dispensers will be stocked regularly
with the appropriate fee envelopes.

Fee collection tubes will be easily identifiable and maintained. Fee envelopes will be collected
on a daily basis.

6. Post-Season Operations
One week prior to services being reduced or campgrounds closed, visitors shall be informed of
expected closures or reduction in services. Entrance stations and bulletin boards shall have signs
posted indicating the change in services one week prior to a change in service. In addition, the
following steps shall be taken at all sites:

General Maintenance

Toilets
Clean toilet buildings. For those that will remain open, fully stock with paper and maintain to
meet the meaningful measures standards. In the final year of the permit, toilet vaults and septic
tanks shall be completely pumped at the end of the season.



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Bulletin Boards and Fee Stations
Update fee stations and bulletin boards with current information. Post "off season" signs as
needed. This signing shall include information as to whether or not potable water and trash
service are available.

Year-End Reports and Inspections
Turn in year-end reports required by the FS. Complete a final inspection of the campgrounds
with the FS, and document all future maintenance needs. All reports required by the Forest will
be submitted to the Forest Service no later than 30 days after the operating season.



III. Special Use Permit
In exercising the rights and privileges granted by the special use permit, the permit holder must
comply with all present and future federal laws and regulations and all present and future state,
county, and municipal laws, regulations, and other legal requirements that apply to the permit
area, to the extent they do not conflict with federal law, regulation, or policy. The Forest Service
assumes no responsibility for enforcing laws, regulations, and other legal requirements that fall
under the jurisdiction of other governmental entities.

A. Permit Term
The permit term will be for five years, with an option to extend the term for up to an additional
five years at the sole discretion of the authorized officer. The decision to extend the term will
depend, in part, on sustained satisfactory performance of the permit holder. Upon expiration of
the permit, continuation of the permitted activity will be at the sole discretion of the authorized
officer and will be subject to a competitive offering. A new prospectus will be issued during the
final year of the permit term.

If the decision to select a permit holder is appealed, a permit will not be issued until the appeal
has been resolved unless operation is needed during the appeal, in which case a permit with a
term of one year or less may be issued.

B. Permit Holder Responsibilities
This section highlights the requirements of the special use permit (see Appendix 4: Special Use
Permit [FS-2700-4h]). Applicants are responsible for familiarizing themselves with all permit
requirements that govern the operation covered by this prospectus.

1. Responsibility for Day-to-Day Activities
As a general rule, the holder will be required to conduct the day-to-day activities authorized by
the permit. Some, but not all, of these activities may be conducted by someone other than the
permit holder (e.g. an assigned representative or manager), but only with the prior written



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approval of the authorized officer. The permit holder will continue to be responsible for
compliance with all the terms of the permit.

2. Permit Holder-furnished Supplies and Equipment
The permit holder will be required to provide all vehicles, equipment, and supplies necessary to
operate the authorized developed recreation sites in accordance with the special use permit.

The site manager‟s RV, trailer or motor-home must:
   a) Fit in the available space
   b) Present a neat, clean, and professional image
   c) Will be subject to FS approval

3. Permit Holder-furnished Vehicles
With FS approval, the permit holder may use golf carts or similar vehicles to aid with the daily
maintenance of facilities. (ATV‟s/UTV‟s are not permitted for use in Fishlake Basin)
Approval may be authorized in the following sites:

      Doctor Creek Campground (Fremont River)
      Mackinaw Campground (Fremont River)
      Bowery Creek Campground (Fremont River)
      Frying Pan Campground (Fremont River)
      Doctor Creek Group Camping Areas A & B (Fremont River)
      Frying Pan Group Camping Area (Fremont River)
      Mallard Bay Overflow Camping Area (Fremont River)
      Twin Creeks Picnic Area (Fremont River)
      Bowery Creek Picnic Area (Fremont River)
      Twin Creeks Picnic Area (Fremont River)

      Little Cottonwood (Beaver)
      Ponderosa Picnic Ground (Beaver)
      Mahogany Cove (Beaver)
      Little Reservoir (Beaver)
      Kents Lake (Beaver)
      Anderson Meadow (Beaver)

If authorized, carts must stay on designated roads or trails while driving between sites or loops.
All vehicles used to manage permitted areas must be clearly marked with the concessionaire
name and/or as camp host(s).


4. Holder Maintenance, Reconditioning, or Renovation
Maintenance, Reconditioning, and Renovation (MRR) are defined in the permit (FS-2700-4h,
clause IV.E.1(a),(c)). Permit holder MRR is defined as maintenance, reconditioning, or
renovation that neither materially adds to the value of the property nor appreciably prolongs its


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life. The work serves only to keep the facility in an ordinary, efficient operating condition.
From an accounting or tax perspective, it is work that may be expensed but not capitalized. In
fulfilling these responsibilities, the holder must obtain any licenses and certified inspections
required by regulatory agencies and follow state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances and
industry standards or codes applicable to the permitted operation (FS-2700-4h, clause IV.E.1(d)).
The permit holder, at their expense, will be required to perform holder MRR under a holder
MRR plan (FS-2700-4h, clause II.D). The holder MRR plan will describe required holder MRR
and its frequency. The holder MRR plan will become part of the permit holder's annual
operating plan.

C. Granger-Thye Fee Offset Agreement
The federal government owns all the improvements at the developed recreation sites covered by
this prospectus. Under Section 7 of the Granger-Thye Act and the terms of the permit, the
permit fee may be offset in whole or in part by the value of government maintenance,
reconditioning, renovation, and improvement (MRRI) performed at the permit holder‟s expense.
Government MRRI is defined as maintenance, reconditioning, renovation, or improvement that
arrests deterioration, improves and upgrades facilities, and appreciably prolongs the life of the
property. Government MRRI, whether performed by the holder or the Forest Service, shall be
performed at the sole discretion of the authorized officer. See clause IV.E. of FS-2700-4h
(Appendix 4: Special Use Permit).

All government MRRI shall be enumerated in an annual Granger-Thye fee offset agreement
signed by the holder and the Forest Service in advance of the operating season (see Appendix 11:
Granger-Thye Fee Offset Agreement [FS-2700-4h, Appendix B]). Alternatively, a multi-year
fee Granger-Thye fee offset agreement can be prepared for consolidated fee payments. A list of
sample government MRRI projects is included as Appendix 12: Holder Maintenance,
Reconditioning, or Renovation (MRR) Plan.

Either the holder or the Forest Service may perform Granger-Thye fee offset work. This
determination will be made annually. When the holder performs Granger-Thye fee offset work,
if it includes construction that costs more than $2,000, it is subject to the Davis-Bacon Act and
the fee offset agreement must contain Davis-Bacon Act wage provisions. Additionally, indirect
costs may be offset provided the holder submits either a currently approved indirect cost rate or
accounting procedures and supporting documentation to determine an indirect cost rate (see
Appendix 15: Indirect Cost Reimbursement in Granger-Thye Permits).

The holder‟s claims for Granger-Thye fee offset must be documented using the FS-2700-4h,
Appendix G, Granger-Thye Fee Offset Certification Form (included as Appendix 14). This form
requires the holder to itemize allowable costs incurred for an approved Granger-Thye fee offset
project and to certify the accuracy and completeness of claims.

When the Forest Service performs Granger-Thye fee offset work, the holder will deposit fee
payments into a Forest Service Cooperative Work Fund (CWFS) account. The Forest Service
will perform Granger-Thye fee offset work under a collection agreement and offset those costs
against the permit holder‟s annual permit fee (see clause IV.E.3. in FS-2700-4h [Appendix 4]
and Appendix 13: Sample Collection Agreement for Granger-Thye Offset Work). The Forest


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Service‟s indirect costs may be offset at the agency‟s approved rate. The Forest Service and the
holder will agree on the work to be performed in advance of each operating season.

D. Liability Insurance
The successful applicant must have liability insurance covering losses associated with the use
and occupancy authorized by the permit arising from personal injury or death and third-party
property damage in the minimum amount of $500,000 for injury or death to one person per
occurrence; $500,000 for injury or death to more than one person per occurrence; and $500,000
for third-party property damage per occurrence, or in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 as a
combined single limit per occurrence. Insurance policies must name the United States as an
additional insured (see Appendix 10 of the prospectus and FS-2400-4h, clause III.I).

E. Bonding
The permit holder will provide a performance bond in the amount of $50,000. The bond may
take the form of corporate surety, Treasury bills, notes, or other negotiable securities, cash
deposits, irrevocable letters of credit, assignment of savings accounts, or assignment of
certificates of deposit. The authorized officer may reevaluate the need for or the amount of the
bond after the first operating season.

IV. Application
A. Instructions for Submitting Applications
Applicants must submit a written application for all developed recreation sites offered in this
prospectus.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the sites at least once before submitting an
application (see Appendix 1: Vicinity and Area Maps, and Appendix 2: Recreation Site
Summaries and Maps).

The information in this prospectus is from generally reliable sources, but no warranty is made as
to its accuracy. Each applicant is expected to make an independent assessment of the business
opportunity offered in this prospectus.

All applications must be submitted to:

       Allen Rowley
       Forest Supervisor, Fishlake National Forest
       Attention: Mel Bolling
       115 East, 900 North
       Richfield UT 84701

Applications must be received by close of business (4:30 p.m.) on December 27, 2010.



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Applicants must submit seven copies of their application package and supporting documents.
Please ensure that all requested information is submitted. Missing or incomplete information
will result in a lower rating for the corresponding evaluation criteria.

Applications must be signed. The person signing for an entity must have authority to sign for
that entity. Applicants must include their address, telephone number, facsimile number, and
email address.

Corporations also must include:
    Evidence of incorporation and good standing,
    If reasonably obtainable, the name and address of each shareholder owning 3 percent or
      more of the corporation‟s shares and the number and percentage of any class of voting
      shares that each shareholder is authorized to vote,
    The name and address of each affiliate of the corporation,
    If an affiliate is controlled by the corporation, the number of shares and the percentage of
      any class of voting stock of the affiliate owned, directly or indirectly, by the corporation,
      and
    If an affiliate controls the corporation, the number of shares and the percentage of any
      class of voting stock of the corporation owned, directly or indirectly, by the affiliate.

Partnerships, limited liability companies, associations, or other unincorporated entities must
submit a certified copy of the partnership agreement or other documentation establishing the
entity or a certificate of good standing under the laws of the state where the entity is located.


Any questions specifically related to this prospectus may be directed to:

       David C. Bell
       Fremont River Ranger District
       Fishlake National Forest
       138 South Main St.
       P.O. Box 129
       Loa, Utah 84747
       Telephone: (435) 896-1023
       Email: dcbell@fs.fed.us

       Amy Barker
       Beaver Ranger District
       Fishlake National Forest
       575 South Main
       P.O. Box E
       Beaver, Utah 84713
       Telephone: (435) 896-1031
       Email: abarker@fs.fed.us




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B. General Terms, Qualifications, and Reservations
All applicants have an equal opportunity to apply. Except for members of Congress, Resident
Commissioners, and current Forest Service employees, any individual or entity may apply.

The Forest Service does not guarantee a profitable operation; rather, applicants are responsible
for reviewing the prospectus and making their own determination concerning business viability.

The Forest Service will select the application that offers the best value to the government. The
Forest Service reserves the right to select the successful applicant based on a trade-off between
the fee to the government and technical merit.

The Forest Service is not obligated to accept the application with the highest return to the
government.

The Forest Service reserves the right to select the successful applicant based solely on the initial
application, without oral or written discussions.

The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any or all applications and to rescind the
prospectus at any time before a special use permit is issued.

Any oral statement made by a representative of the Forest Service shall not modify the
requirements of this prospectus. If it is determined that an error or omission has been made or
additional information is required, a written amendment will be sent to each person or entity
receiving a copy of this prospectus.

If there is a conflict between the terms of the prospectus and the special use permit, the terms of
the special use permit will control.

The information contained in applications will be kept confidential to the extent permitted under
the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a).


C. Application Package Requirements
Applications must be in writing and must include or address the following:
    A proposed annual operating plan (including required and optional services),
    A business plan, business experience, references, and Small Business Development
       Center review, if applicable (see section IV.C.2., Business Plan, Business Experience,
       and References, below),
    Ability to perform Granger-Thye Fee Offset,
    Fees charged to the public,
    Fee to the government, and

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      Application fee ($700.00).

1. Proposed Annual Operating Plan (Including Required and Optional Services)
Applicants must submit a proposed annual operating plan that addresses all required and optional
services. Applicants must utilize the sample annual operating plan to organize their response to
this section (see Appendix 10: Annual Operating Plan and Annual Operating Plan Outline). The
successful applicant‟s proposed operating plan will be attached to and become a part of the
special use permit.

Applicants must specify whether another party will assist with any of the operational aspects of
the concession, and, if so, must include the other party‟s name, address, telephone number, email
address, and relevant experience.

2. Business Plan, Business Experience, and References
Applicants must submit a business plan utilizing the format in Appendix 16 (Sample Business
Plan) of the prospectus. This part of the application package must be a separate document. The
business plan provides a thorough analysis of an applicant‟s vision of the proposed business. A
good business plan is essential for running a successful business, maintaining and improving the
business, and raising needed capital.

Applicants must furnish a detailed description of their experience relating to operating and
maintaining developed recreation sites (e.g., campgrounds, beaches, and marinas). The
description must include experience in private business, public service, or any nonprofit or other
related enterprises. Applicants are encouraged to contact their local Small Business
Development Center (SBDC) if they need assistance in completing their business plan.
Alternatively, applicants who have already received a review of their business plan from an
SBDC or the Forest Service for the current fiscal year may submit a copy of the review report.
Small Business Development Center Review

All business plans will be independently reviewed by an SBDC. Applicants are required to
submit seven copies of their business plan. If an applicant‟s current fiscal year business plan has
already been reviewed by an SBDC, the applicant may submit a copy of the review report.

Along with a business plan, applicants also must submit a bank draft, money order, or cashier‟s
check in the amount of $40 made payable to the Utah SBDC. Applicants submitting a current
fiscal year review report by the Forest Service or the Utah SBDC need not to enclose payment.
Performance Evaluations
Applicants who have experience in managing Forest Service or other government concessions
must provide copies of the most recent annual written performance evaluations for each Forest
Service or other concession the applicants have operated or are operating.
References
Applicants also must furnish three business references in support of relevant business
experience. All references must include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email
addresses. These references will be contacted for information regarding applicants‟ past



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performance. In addition, the Forest Service may consider past performance information from
other sources.

3. Financial Resources

Applicants must submit a complete set of all financial statements for the last three fiscal years
that have been audited, reviewed, or compiled by a certified public accountant (CPA). For any
financial statements that were only compiled by a CPA, applicants must complete FS-6500-24,
Financial Statement (see Appendix 17 of the prospectus) for certification of the accuracy of the
financial statements.

Applicants must complete FS-6500-24 for any of the last three fiscal years they were in business
for which a financial statement was not audited, reviewed, or compiled by a CPA. An applicant
who has had a financial ability determination (FAD) conducted within the past year should
include a statement to that effect along with the forest name, contact name and telephone
number, Additionally, applicants must identify any pending applications or new permits
obtained from the Forest Service since the FAD was completed.

In completing FS-6500-24, LLCs must list the name of the company in block 1, the names and
interests of the principals in block 5, and their members should be listed in block 6. In addition,
LLCs must complete the certification in Part (D)(1) of FS-6500-24.

An applicant who has not been in business for the last three fiscal years, and therefore cannot
submit audited, reviewed, or compiled financial statements or an FS-6500-24, must submit three
fiscal years of projected financial statements compiled by a CPA using the forecast method.

Any financial information submitted by applicants must conform to generally accepted
accounting principles (GAAP) or other comprehensive bases of accounting. Any previously
prepared financial documents that are submitted must be un-redacted and in their original form,
including footnotes.

Applicants must show at least 25 percent of the first year's operating costs in liquid assets.
Liquid assets are assets that are readily converted into cash.

Applicants also must complete blocks 1 through 5 of form FS-6500-25, Request for Verification
(see Appendix 18 of the prospectus) and submit the signed and dated form with the application.
The Forest Service will forward the FS-6500-25 for the most qualified applicant to the
Albuquerque Service Center for processing. The auditor assigned to conduct the FAD will send
a copy to each financial institution with which the applicant does business. The financial
institutions must complete blocks 6 through15 of the form and mail the completed form to:

                                       USDA Forest Service
                                    Albuquerque Service Center
                                 Attention: Resource Audit Branch
                                         101B Sun Ave NE
                                     Albuquerque, NM 87109


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4. Ability to Perform Granger-Thye Fee Offset Projects
Applicants must furnish documentation and references of past experience that demonstrate
technical capability to perform Granger-Thye fee offset projects. Past project involvement may
be include contracting the work or performing the work themselves.

5. Fees Charged to the Public
Applicants must provide a list of all fees they propose to charge to the public for the first three
years of operation; including fees for required and optional services (see Appendix 10, Sample
Annual Operating Plan, for a list of required and optional services). Discuss any variable
pricing, discounts, and passes. All proposed fees to be charged to the public must also be
included in the business plan as an income item.

The Forest Service reserves the right to regulate the rates charged to the public.

6. Fee to the Government
The government is obligated to obtain fair market value for the use of its land and improvements.
The minimum fee is $7,301. The minimum fee is the concession‟s average gross revenue for the
past three years multiplied by the current 30-year Treasury bond rate. The minimum fee will be
adjusted at the end of the first five years of the permit term if the permit is extended for an
additional five years.

Minimum Fee Calculation

The minimum fee calculation based on revenue from the Fremont River Ranger District:

             Year           Gross Revenue
             2007             $131,232
             2008             $165,950
             2009             $205,401
             Total            $502,583

       $502,583  3 = $167,528 Average Gross Revenue

       Average gross revenue multiplied by the current 30-year Treasury bond rate equals the
       minimum annual fee. In the following calculation, the current 30-year Treasury bond
       rate of 3.69 percent was used.

       $167,528 x 0.0369 = $6,182 Minimum Annual Fee




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The minimum fee calculation based on revenue from the Beaver Ranger District:

             Year           Gross Revenue
             2007              $27,259
             2008             $ 29,004
             2009              $34,710
             Total             $90,973



       Total Gross Revenue divided by 3 equals the Average Gross Revenue

       $90,973 ÷ 3 = $30,324 Average Gross Revenue

       Average gross revenue multiplied by the current 30-year Treasury bond rate equals the
       minimum annual fee. In the following calculation, the current 30-year Treasury bond
       rate of 3.69 percent was used.

       $30,324 x 0.0369 = $1,119 Minimum Annual Fee


Applicants may propose a fee below the minimum provided they can document why this amount
represents fair market value. However, the Forest Service may reject the proposed fee if the
agency determines that it does not reflect fair market value.

Applicants must propose the fee to the government as a percentage of the concession‟s adjusted
gross revenue. One percentage may be proposed for the entire permit term or the percentage
may vary each year. However, if a consolidated fee payment is proposed, one percentage rate
must be proposed for the entire period of consolidated payments.

The proposed fee to the government must also be included in the business plan as an expense
item in the cash flow projections.

The fee to the government may be offset in whole or in part by the value of Government MRRI
performed at the permit holder‟s expense in accordance with a Granger-Thye fee offset
agreement (See Special Use Permit, clause IV.E.2).

7. Application Fee
Cost Recovery
Applications submitted in response to this prospectus are subject to cost recovery pursuant to
36 CFR 251.58(c) (1) (ii) and (c) (3) (iii). Applicants must submit a processing fee of $700 to
cover the cost of preparing the prospectus and reviewing the applications. Payments due to the
United States for this application must be paid in the form of a bank draft, money order, or
cashier‟s check payable to “USDA Forest Service.” Payments will be credited on the date
received by the designated Forest Service collection officer or deposit location. Additionally, the


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selected applicant will be responsible for the costs of preparing and issuing the permit and
conducting a Financial Ability Determination (FAD), unless the Forest Service has conducted a
FAD for the applicant within the last 12 months. If a FAD has been completed for the applicant
within the last 12 months, the applicant will be responsible for the cost of adjusting it to reflect
any change this selection will have on the applicant‟s financial ability.

D. Evaluation of Applications
A Forest Service evaluation panel will evaluate each application utilizing the non-fixed weight
method. The following evaluation criteria are listed in order of importance:
   1. Proposed annual operating plan (including required and optional services).
   2. Business plan (financial resources, business experience, and references).
   3. Ability to perform Granger-Thye fee offset projects.
   4. Financial resources.
   5. Fees charged to the public.
   6. Fee to the government.

The Forest Service will consider only the applicant‟s submitted application package and any past
performance information obtained by the Forest Service. During the evaluation process, the
evaluation panel may contact any references, including all federal, state, and local entities that
have had a business relationship with the applicant. The evaluation panel may also consider past
performance information from other sources.

The evaluation panel will make a recommendation to the authorized officer as to which applicant
offers the best value to the government. The authorized officer will make the selection decision.
All applicants will be notified of the successful applicant via certified U.S. mail.

The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all applications.

The Forest Service reserves the right to rescind the prospectus at any time before a special use
permit is issued. If the Forest Service rescinds the prospectus, application fees will be returned.


V. Post-Selection Requirements
Once an applicant has been selected, the following information must be submitted and approved
by the Forest Service prior to issuance of a special use permit:

      A final annual operating plan containing all the items included in the annual operating
       plan submitted in response to the prospectus.
      An annual GT fee offset agreement.
      Documentation of required liability insurance and property insurance.
      Documentation of bonding.
      Required deposits and advance payments (see Appendix 10 of the prospectus and FS-
       2700-4h, clause IV.C.1).
      Documentation that utility services have been obtained in the name of the selected
       applicant.


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      A state business license and any other required federal, state, or local certifications or
       licenses.

The successful applicant will be required to submit all these items within 30 days of the date of
the selection letter. If these requirements are not met within the 30-day period, a special use
permit will not be issued. The applicant who receives the next-highest rating may then be
selected for the special use permit, subject to the same requirements.

VI. Acronyms

ABA             Architectural Barriers Act of 1968
ADA             Americans with Disabilities Act
ATV             All-terrain Vehicle
CFR             Code of Federal Regulations
CWFS            Cooperative Work Fund
DAR             Daily Arrival Report
FAD             Financial Ability Determination
FSORAG          Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines
MRR             Maintenance, Reconditioning, and Renovation
MRRI            Maintenance, Reconditioning, Renovation, and Improvement
NRRS            National Recreation Reservation Service
OHV             Off-highway Vehicle
PAOT            People At One Time
REA             [Federal] Recreation Enhancement Act
SBDC            Small Business Development Center
SR              State Road
USDA            U.S. Department of Agriculture




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