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Bid Number: CEO112001
Bid Title: Lake Berryessa - Napa County, California Resort Concession Areas
Category: Planning and Development; Environmental
Status: Closed

Napa County Executive Office is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to identify potential concessionaires for three developable resort sites at Lake Berryessa in Napa County, California.

Lake Berryessa is a reservoir in northeastern Napa County, about 25 miles east of the famous Napa Valley, 65 miles west of Sacramento and 85 miles north of San Francisco. It is a large freshwater lake with 165 miles of shoreline and 20,700 surface acres. It is characterized by great natural beauty and is a destination for numerous types of outdoor recreational activities. Emphasis in the past has been on boating and camping, but a much wider variety of activities seem appropriate for the future.

Within 100 miles of Lake Berryessa reside over 10 million people. The surrounding region is one of the most prosperous in the nation. Participation rates in all types of outdoor recreation activities are much higher than average. Despite these circumstances, the supply of high quality resort developments in lake oriented destinations greatly lags demand. Lake Berryessa could represent one of the most untapped opportunities for quality lake oriented resort development in all of California.

Land around Lake Berryessa is owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). Seven large concession areas were created at the Lake when it was formed in the 1950’s. These have since been managed by USBR and/or Napa County. Due the expiration of prior, long term concession contracts five of the areas were closed by USBR in 2009. Two locations have not reopened to private business operations; Berryessa Point and Monticello Shores. Napa County has recently entered into a Master Partnership Agreement (MPA) with USBR
to once again assume control, over time, of all seven concession areas. The distribution of this RFP is an effort to identify and secure appropriate developers and operators for three of the concession areas.

Successful respondents will have demonstrated the ability to design, finance, construct, manage and operate recreational and/or hospitality projects of similar scale, complexity and character to those proposed.

  • November 24, 2020 - RFP released for circulation
  • December 14, 2020 - Round 1 Questions Due by 5:00 pm PST
  • December 18, 2020 - Responses to Round 1 Questions will be published
  • January 20, 2021 - Deadline for Registration for Site Visits
  • January 29, 2021 - Deadline for Registration to Share/Receive Contact Information
  • February 1-5, 2021 - Site Visits – to be Scheduled per COVID-19 Regulations
  • February 8, 2021 - Round 2 Questions Due by 5:00 pm PST
  • February 15, 2021 - Responses to Round 2 Questions will be published
  • March 2, 2021 - RFP Submittals Due by 12:00 pm PST
  • March/April, 2021 - Concessionaire Selection and Negotiations
  • May, 2021 - County and USBR Approval of Concession Award(s)
* Dates are subject to change at the sole discretion of Napa County. Changes to the due dates for Questions (Round 1 and Round 2), Site Visits/Field Days, or RFP Submittal due date will be made by addendum.
Publication Date/Time:
11/30/2020 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
3/2/2021 12:00 PM
Contact Person:
[email protected]
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