News: Corps extends application period for Little River Marina leasing opportunity
Story by Tracy Robillard
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District has extended the deadline to receive applications to lease the 29-acre site formerly known as the Little River Marina and Family Resort in Appling, Ga., (Columbia County) on J. Strom Thurmond Lake.
The new deadline to submit application packages to the Savannah District Real Estate Division is 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Feb. 21, 2012. Applications not received by that date will be returned to the applicant as non-responsive to the Notice of Availability, which was released to the public on Jan. 3, 2012.
The time extension was the result of a Pre-Proposal Conference hosted by the Corps with interested bidders on Jan. 17 at the Thurmond Project Office. The meeting introduced a change to the minimum facility requirements, to include the addition of an above-ground fuel tank and fuel dock. The meeting also generated questions and answers from potential bidders for additional information. These items are available as part of “Addendum No. 1” on the Corps of Engineers Real Estate website at: http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/re/LittleRiverMarinalease.html
Interested individuals and organizations may view, download and print the Original Notice of Availability and the Addendum No. 1 on this website.
“The time extension will give interested parties additional time to formulate development plans and incorporate answers to the questions asked during the Pre-Proposal Conference,” said Robert Jewell, Chief of the Management and Disposal Branch, Real Estate Division. “Our goal is to ensure that marina facilities and services for the public remain compatible with the private sector capabilities.”
The government reserves the sole and exclusive right to reject any applications and the right to not award a lease for the area.
For additional information regarding the leasing opportunity and time extension, please contact the Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Real Estate Division, Chief of the Management and Disposal Branch, at (912) 652-5554.