The Leasing Program for the National Park Service involves the leasing of historic as well as non-historic properties in park areas. A lease may not authorize an activity that could be authorized by a Concessions Contract or Commercial Use Authorization. Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park is is the only Alaska Park with this program.
Laws, Regulations & Policies
- Sec. 802. Leases and Cooperative Management Agreements - page 26 of PDF.
- Historic Leasing Program
National Leasing Program
NPS Management Policies
- Leasing of Properties in Park Areas
- NPS Leasing Program (Klondike Gold Rush NHP)
All leases must provide for fair market value rent as determined by an appraisal. All net income is re-invested to fund historic preservation, capital improvements of the historic properties, park infrastructure, and other deferred maintenance needs.
The Director may issue a Request For Bids (RFB) if the amount of rent is the only criterion for award of a lease. The Request for Bids will be advertised by public notice.
The Director must issue a Request For Proposals (RFP) when the award of a lease is based on selection criteria other than the amount of rent.
An RFP may be preceded by issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The purpose of an RFQ is to select a "short list" of potential offerors that meet minimum management, financial and other qualifications necessary for submission of a proposal in response to an RFP. These requests will be by public notice.