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Great Plains Region
Billings, Mont.
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Todd Dixon
(406) 247-7303
Mark Andersen
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Released On: December 30, 2004

Canyon Ferry Marina Operations at Yacht Basin Request for Proposal Now Available
The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Yacht Basin Marina Concession Operations at Canyon Ferry Lake, near Helena Montana, is now available. The RFP outlines the services a concessionaire is required to provide for a twenty-year term and the pertinent business plan information needed along with supporting documents for submitting a proposal to Reclamation by February 15, 2005.

Canyon Ferry's recently released Commercial Services Plan and financial feasibility evaluation assisted in the formulation of the Yacht Basin Marina RFP. Meaningful public input was received through the commercial services planning process and has now been incorporated in to the RFP.

Dan Jewell, Montana Area Manager for the Bureau of Reclamation stated "Reclamation recognizes the recreational value of Canyon Ferry Lake and we appreciate the public's interest and willingness to actively participate with us to make this a successful recreational site."

For a copy of the RFP, contact Ms. Debbie Aldrich, at (406) 247-7299, or submit a written request to the Bureau of Reclamation, Montana Area Office, P.O. Box 30137, Billings, Montana 59107, Attention: Request for Yacht Basin Marina Prospectus.

Copies of the RFP will also be available for public review at the Lewis and Clark County Library in Helena, Broadwater Community Library in Townsend, Great Falls Public Library in Great Falls, and the Bozeman Public Library in Bozeman, Butte-Silver Bow Public Library in Butte, and the Parmly Billings Library in Billings.

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