Concession Contracts

A concessioner at work at Denali National Park and Preserve. (NPS Photo- Kent Miller)
  • Photo: Concessioner plane sitting near mountain climbers camp - providing taxi service

    A concessioner providing taxi service at Denali National Park and Preserve. (NPS Photo- Kent Miller)

  • Photo: Concessioner tour bus driving along mountainside road

    A concessioner gives bus tours through Denali National Park. (NPS Photo- Kent Miller)

  • Directory of Concession Contracts
  • National Concessions Website

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    Concession contracts are awarded through a competitive process. After determining that a visitor service is necessary, appropriate, and feasible as a business opportunity, the National Park Service prepares a prospectus which outlines the requirements for operating the business. Interested businesses apply by submitting written proposals that respond to established criteria.

    Submitting a Concession Contract Proposal

    The opportunity to apply is only open when announced by a prospectus (a request for proposals) which describes the services, the terms and conditions under which they will be operated, and sets criteria for evaluating proposals submitted by private sector companies.

    Opportunities to apply for concession contracts are announced in Federal Business Opportunities. Click on the link, select "Advanced Search" and use the form to establish your search criteria.

    Disclaimer:

    This service is provided for convenience only and does not serve as a guarantee of notification. Subscribers to this list service are ultimately responsible for reviewing the Federal Business Opportunities site for all information relevant to desired acquisitions.

     

    Laws, Regulations & Policies

    Laws:

    National Park Service Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998 - page 7 of PDF.
    Alaska Native Interest Lands Conservation Act, Sec 1307

    Regulations:

    36 CFR 51 Concession Contracts
    36 CFR, Part 18 (Property Leasing in Park Areas)
    36 CFR Part 13, Subpart E—Special Visitor Services

    Policies:

    NPS Management Policies

    Annual Reporting Forms

    (see link below)

    The electronic version of the Concessioner Annual Financial Report (AFR) long and short forms are now available for download. The AFR electronic forms should be used for all AFR submittals unless you have written approval from your Park Superintendent to submit a Hard Copy. Please use the link below to access these electronic and hard copy forms:

    AFR Electronic & Hard Copy Report Forms
    American Creek Logbook (Katmai)

    Last Updated: August 1, 2014