Weber says, “I am pleased that Barta Enterprises will be working with us to manage these facilities. They have a proven track record operating Forest Service campgrounds in Montana. Barta will be taking on a diverse group of campgrounds and we are excited to begin working with them to prepare for the 2013 season.”
Barta was chosen after an extensive review of the bids received based on the following criteria set out in the prospectus:
A. Proposed Annual Operating Plan and Customer Service
B. Business Plan, Past Performance, Experience, and References
C. Financial Resources
D. Fees to the Government
E. Fees Charged to the Public
F. Recycling, Interpretive Programs, and Sustainable Operations
Barta Enterprises successfully bid on two campground prospectus packages which combined includes Big Creek, Doris Point Boat Launch, Doris Creek, Devil Creek, Emery Bay, Lid Creek, Lost Johnny Point, Lost Johnny Camp, Murray Bay, Riverside, Holland Lake, Owl Creek Packer Camp, and Swan Lake Day Use and Campground and Tally Lake Campground. Barta Enterprises will be doing business as (dba) Flathead Valley Campgrounds.
Private concessionaire operations are designed to benefit the public by reducing the cost of government operations while maintaining a high level of service. Although a private concessionaire performs the routine operation and maintenance of the recreation sites, the Forest Service maintains the management responsibility.
For additional details please contact FNF Recreation Program Leader Becky Smith-Powell at (406)-758-3538 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.