NCDOT Issues RFP For Ferry Sponsorships: Opportunities include branding Wi-Fi, concessions, vessels

By / Fishing / Tuesday, 05 April 2016 04:00

Raleigh – The North Carolina Department of Transportation today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a company to manage sponsorship opportunities for the North Carolina Ferry System.
The RFP seeks an asset management sponsorship company to work with NCDOT in supervising and managing as many as three corporate sponsors for the Ferry System. Those sponsors would have opportunities ranging from the branding of Wi-Fi and vending services to the branding of the vessels themselves. Money raised from those sponsorships would automatically go to a fund designed to replace aging ferry vessels.
“This is something we’ve been working on for awhile,” said Ferry Division director Ed Goodwin. “It took some time to navigate the legalities for a transportation system regulated at both the state and federal levels, but we now have a program that has the potential to raise a significant amount of money for new ferries.”
The RFP asks for all proposals to be submitted by April 4, 2016.

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