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Prospectus Available to Provide Interpretive Motor Vehicle Tours Highlighting American Indian Culture

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Date: April 14, 2006
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7895
Contact: Jan Knox, 406 888-7908

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The National Park Service announces the release of a prospectus for a new concession contract to provide interpretive motor vehicle tours highlighting American Indian culture in Glacier National Park.

The current concession contract for this service will expire on December 31, 2006. The new ten-year concession contract will take affect beginning January 1, 2007. If the current concessioner, Sun Tours, submits a responsive proposal, they will have a right of preference for this concession contract. This right means they will have the chance to match the terms and conditions of the best responsive proposal received by the National Park Service.

Parties interested in learning more about this opportunity and how to apply should access the Federal Business Opportunities’ Web site at http://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOI/NPS/APC-IS/CC%2DGLAC010%2D07/SynopsisP.html. The prospectus is available from the park’s Web site at http://nps.gov/glac/services.htm. Hard copies of the prospectus are available for a fee and must be requested from the Intermountain Regional Office per the information on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Any offer, including that of the existing concessioner, must be received by the Acting Chief, Business Resources Division, NPS, Intermountain Region, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80228-0287 (Federal Express address: 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228) no later than 4 p.m. on June 9, 2006.

Did You Know?

Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.