Prospectus Soliciting Proposals for Operation of Glacier Bay Lodge
Contact: Susan Boudreau (Superintendent), (907) 697-2230
Superintendent Susan Boudreau announced today the release of a prospectus soliciting proposals for the Glacier Bay Lodge concession operation in Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.
Glacier Bay Lodge is an architecturally award winning 56-room lodge located in Bartlett Cove near the community of Gustavus. The primary services to be provided will include lodging, food and beverage services, a daily vessel tour of Glacier Bay, camper drop-off and pick-up services, vehicle transportation services between Gustavus and Bartlett Cove, gift and sundry sales and marine fuel sales.
The services are currently provided by Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Concessions, LLC. Its concession contract expires on December 31, 2013. The new contract will have a 10-year term commencing in 2014.
The prospectus includes the financial terms of the contract, utilization and operating information, a market area overview and the selection factors used to award the contract. Of particular note, the Alaska Marine Highway System began providing ferry service between Juneau and Gustavus in 2010. The ferry service adds a lower-cost alternative (as well as vehicle transport) between Juneau and Gustavus.
The prospectus is available for download over the internet at http://www.concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm.
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