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Call For Business Plans: Silver Springs/River State Park Concession Operations (SUP-BP#03-13d)
Type: Water Park Management
County: Marion
Mandatory Onsite Meeting: Mandatory meetings will be held at the following dates, times and locations:
          1. Date:          Monday, March 4, 2013
              Time:         4:00 p.m. EST 
              Subject:     General meeting and Park Tour
              Location:   Cypress Room
                                Silver Springs Attraction
                                5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
                                Silver Springs, FL 34488

          2. Date:          Tuesday, March 5, 2013
              Time:         4:15 - 6:15 p.m. EST 
              Subject:     Call for Business Plans Meeting
              Location:   Cypress Room
                                Silver Springs Attraction
                                5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
                                Silver Springs, FL 34488


Respondents must attend both mandatory meetings to be eligible to submit a proposal.
Terms: To Be Determined

Copies of the Business Plan Packet (SUP-BP#03-13d) will be provided at the mandatory meetings. To sign up for the mandatory meetings, obtain directions and parking instructions or to submit questions in advance, please email Kathy Webb at Kathy.Webb@dep.state.fl.us.

Additional Information:

(Updated 4/12/13):
The Department has received multiple requests for various types of building plans for facilities located at the Silver Springs Attraction. The Department has been unsuccessful in locating plans electronically in order to post them to our website.

In order to provide potential Respondents with as much information as possible, the Department will make the plans which have been provided by Festival Fun Parks, LLC available for viewing from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in the Cypress Room at Silver Springs.

If you wish to view the plans and are unable to attend during the above timeframe, additional time slots on the same day may be available. Please contact Mr. Daniel Willis by telephone at (352)266-4723 by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 15, 2013 to schedule an appointment for a different time on April 16, 2013, subject to availability.

This viewing is open to attendees of the original mandatory meetings, only. If you plan to attend, please email Ms. Kathy Webb at Kathy.Webb@dep.state.fl.us by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 15, 2013.


(Updated 3/27/13):
Thank you for putting forth the effort required to develop quality proposals for the concession operations at Silver Springs/River State Park.

The Department is extending the deadline for submission of proposals until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 22, 2013, as well as extending the window to submit additional questions in writing to Ms. Kathy Webb via email at Kathy.Webb@dep.state.fl.us to 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

The Department is also considering holding an additional onsite meeting for eligible Respondents who attended the original mandatory meetings. This meeting will be optional and is intended to allow additional access to facilities to aid Respondents in the development of their proposals.

Please continue to monitor your email and our website at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/parks/bos/vsp/default.htm  for additional information.


A copy of Business Plan Packet materials are available via the following link:
SUP-BP#03-13d Call for Business Plans

Questions asked at the mandatory onsite meeting, additionally submitted questions and the corresponding answers are available at the following links:

Copies of the sign-in sheets from the mandatory onsite meetings are available at the following link:

Copies of Silver River State Park Existing Concessionaires' Agreements are available at the following links (Posted 3/15/2013).

Park Maps are available at the following links:

A copy of the Department's policy on Nuisance and Exotic Animal Removal is available at the following link:

Copies of the Marion County Property Appraiser Reports are available at the following links:

Copies of the State Fire Marshal Reports are available at the following links:

Copies of the most recent Water Park Amusement Ride Inspection Reports and Public Pool and Bathing Place Inspection Reports are available at the following links:

Additional information is available at the following links:




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