Agricultural leasing opportunities open for proposals
The National Park Service (NPS) operation within Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), which seeks to lease 222 acres of cropland, and 131,000 square feet of facilities including loafing sheds, silage pits, storage sheds, etc. suitable for various livestock operations.
There are three lease portfolios in the RFP solicitation, which are referred to as "Farm I," "Farm II," and "Highway South." Interested parties may bid on any or all of the lease portfolios, and may be awarded one to all three leases. The duration of the leases will be 10 years. Leasing these properties will provide the lessee(s) with a business opportunity to continue the historic tradition of farming in the Reserve.
The RFP process is open and competitive. It begins on July 2, 2019 and ends on September 26, 2019. A site visit will take place on July 16, 2019 for potential bidders to visit the lands and facilities available for lease and answer questions. All lease proposals must be submitted by the 9/26 due date.
In fall/winter 2019 the NPS will convene a panel to review and select lessee proposals, negotiate final lease terms with selected lessee(s), and commence the leases in April, 2020.
To apply for the opportunity to lease interested bidders must follow the instructions provided in the RFP. Please refer to the "Document Link" list on the left side of this web page to download the RFP document, the three draft lease documents, and required forms for submission. Note: the documents are not "open for comment" but instead available to inform proposal submission.
Any questions regarding the lease opportunities must be submitted in writing no later than 4 p.m. (Pacific Time) on July 23, 2019 to Sue Eibeck, NPS Commercial Services Specialist, Pacific West Regional Office, email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in the farm leases and for helping to shape the future of agricultural lands administered by the National Park Service within Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.
Roy M. Zipp, Superintendent, NPS Operations