The City of Georgetown, South Carolina, is soliciting proposals from qualified touring/charter vessel companies for the use of its docking facilities at Francis Marion Park. At minimum, the proposal must include providing a large touring vessel such as a “tall sailing ship”, schooner, or similar type of sailing vessel that could accommodate a large number of tourists or passengers, as well as provide chartering/sailing excursion services in the City’s nearby waters. The docking facility is located along the City’s Harborwalk at Francis Marion Park on Front Street in Downtown Georgetown, South Carolina. The City will make docking space available through a contract period not to exceed five (5) years in return for a proposed annual fee for dock usage. Proposed fee should include all labor, materials, fuel, and any and all equipment used in the performance of an agreement, as well as taxes, applicable insurance, licenses, and permits. Proposed fee must remain in effect for ninety (90) days from the date proposal is submitted to the City. Proposer should outline marketing and sales methodology and knowledge of touring vessels and excursions.
A copy of the Request for Proposal may be obtained from the download section, or by calling (843) 545-4043. Sealed proposals shall be delivered in one (1) original and five (5) copies in an envelope clearly marked, "Request For Proposal For Docking Facilities for Large Touring Vessel” and mailed or hand delivered to:
Bonnie L. Infinger, Purchasing Agent,
City of Georgetown
120 N. Fraser Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
The City reserves the right to waive any technicalities or informalities and to accept or reject any and/or all bids as deemed by its sole judgment to be in the best interest of the City.