St. Mary Visitor Center temporarily closed
It is believed that the furnace in the visitor center malfunctioned and caused the sprinkler system to activate early this morning. There is water damage to the building, its contents, and some of the utility systems. The damages are being assessed.
Solicitation for Concession Proposals
Contact: Denise Germann, 406-888-5838
The National Park Service announces the release of a prospectus for the award of a new concession contract to provide lodging, food and beverage, retail and other visitor services in Glacier National Park.
The current concession contract for this service, held by Glacier Park, Inc. since 1981, will expire on December 31, 2013. The new 16-year concession contract is anticipated to take effect January 1, 2014. The contract is for seasonal concession operations at five lodging locations, ten food and beverage locations, eight retail locations, road-based tours and transportation-related operations, and other services in Glacier National Park.
Parties interested in learning more about this opportunity and how to submit a proposal should visit the National Park Service's Commercial Services website at http://www.concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm. This site includes the prospectus, which provides information on the business opportunities and the terms and conditions of the contract. Hard copies of the prospectus are available for a fee and must be requested from the National Park Service Intermountain Regional Office per the information on the National Park Service Commercial Services website.
All offers must be received by Jennifer Parker, Chief of Concessions, NPS, Intermountain Region, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80228-0287 (physical address: 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228) no later than 4 p.m. MST on March 14, 2013.
Did You Know?
The "Backbone of the World" is the Blackfeet tribal name given to the greater Glacier National Park ecosystem.