Active Requests for Proposals
Island Ferry Service RFP
Boston Harbor Now, the non-profit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State
Park, seeks an experienced ferry boat operator to provide public ferry service to the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park area.
RFP Issue Date: November 13, 2019
RFP Due Date: Submissions are due on Friday, January 10th at 5:00 pm.
For more information, please write to email@example.com.
Food and Concessions Vendor RFP
Boston Harbor Now, the nonprofit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, seeks an entrepreneurial restaurateur, caterer, restaurant group, or franchisee to operate two existing seasonal concession services and special events business on Georges and Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor, as well as to launch, operate and manage a Beer/Wine Garden on Spectacle Island. There is also an additional opportunity to launch retail services for the Boston Harbor Islands.
RFI Issue Date: August 08, 2019
Site Visit: August 29, 2019
RFI Due Date: Submissions are due on Friday, September 27th at 5:00 pm (new submission deadline).
For more information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Peddocks Islands Pilot Programs RFI
Boston Harbor Now, in cooperation with Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) and the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking proposals to activate Peddocks Island through pilot programs during the summer of 2020 and beyond.
As part of the Peddocks Island Vision Plan process, we invite creative entrepreneurs, companies, research specialists, artists and individuals to submit proposals that leverage the incredible natural and historic assets of the island to enhance visitor experiences.
RFI Issue Date: July 25, 2019
Site Visit: August 20, 2019
RFI Due Date: Submissions are due on Friday, September 27, 2019 by 5pm.
For more information, please write to peddocksrfi@bostonharbornow.
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center RFEI
Boston Harbor Now, the non-profit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, is excited to offer a unique placemaking and activation opportunity for a prime piece of real estate in the heart of downtown Boston at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center.
We invite creative entrepreneurs, companies, agencies, and artists to pilot activating an urban oasis located at 191 W Atlantic Avenue, the gateway to Boston Harbor and the center of the City’s most popular attractions including the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, New England Aquarium, Greenway Carousel, and other Downtown points of interest.
The Greenway Conservancy has also released an RFEI for Parcel 12, located on The Greenway a few blocks from the Welcome Center. Learn more here!
RFEI Issue Date: July 18, 2019
Boston Harbor Now (BHN), on behalf of the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership, is seeking industry input prior to issuing an RFP for seasonal ferry service to the Boston Harbor Island National and State Park. BHN will be contracting with a private company to provide comprehensive waterborne transportation services to six of the islands in the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park.
A market sounding by phone will be conducted between August 13 and 24. An RFP for this service will be issued in September of 2018.
A copy of the Request for Information and Expressions of Interest and related information can be found below.
RFP Issue Date: July 17, 2018
Peddocks Island RFI – Closed
Boston Harbor Now (BHN) works in partnership with public agencies, communities, and the private and non-profit sectors to plan, advocate, and activate a thriving waterfront, harbor, and Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. In collaboration with Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) and the National Park Service (NPS), BHN is seeking brief expressions of interest from consultant teams to lead a process that will result in a widely supported management and conceptual development plan, an engaged public, strengthened partnerships that support a transformational visitor experience, and a sustainable model for redevelopment and an enhanced island park environment.
RFP Issue Date: May 11, 2018
Plan Development for Volunteer Programs RFP – Closed
Boston Harbor Now is seeking a Consultant to assess and advance our existing volunteer program. The scope of this contract is to assess current volunteer efforts and complete a high priority program plan by which to guide Boston Harbor Now’s efforts in the management of its volunteers into the future
The contractor shall produce a Volunteer Program Management Plan, which will be used by BHN as a guiding document in the development of a robust volunteer program by incorporating elements described in the scope of the RFP
RFP Issue Date: November 22, 2017
For more information please contact email@example.com
Volunteer Consultant RFP (Download full description PDF)
Spectacle Islands Repair RFP – Closed
To view full Request For Proposal please use the following link: BHN SOW SPEC Pier
RFP Issue Date: October 20, 2017
Mandatory Pre-Bid Site Visit: October 27, 2017
RFP Due Date: November 3, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Water Transportation Business Plan RFP – Closed
Proposals are due on Friday, April 14, 2017
Food & Concession Vendor – Closed
Interested bidders should preregister and attend an information session and mandatory site visit on Friday, February 10, 2017 9:00AM to 12:30PM
Proposals are due on Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Public Relations – Closed
Boston Harbor Now is currently accepting proposals to develop, launch, and manage our new brand rollout, messaging and outreach. Boston Harbor Now has recently completed a nearly year-long intensive rebranding effort led by our Board, leadership team, and local branding consultants and we are now ready to re-introduce ourselves to our constituents, the city, and the world. We’re looking for a qualified PR team to help us effectively lead the way.