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Business Opportunity Announced for Hospitality Contract on South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Contact: Jennifer Parker, 303-969-2661
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has announced the availability of a prospectus for a business opportunity in the park, to provide lodging, food services, retail, transportation, mule rides, and other services on the South Rim. This prospectus, similar to one announced on August 6, 2013, outlines the business opportunity, describes the existing business, and provides details on how to submit a responsive proposal.
The new 15 year contract is one of the largest in the National Park Service (NPS) in terms of revenue and lodging inventory. The services required in this prospectus have generated an average of approximately $66 million in gross revenues annually.
This historic lodging and hospitality contract (CC-GRCA001-15) will include lodging, retail and food service in the historic Grand Canyon Village including the El Tovar, Bright Angel Lodge, Thunderbird and Kachina Lodges, Maswik Lodge and Phantom Ranch, as well as retail and food service at Hermits Rest. It will also continue to include transportation services such as bus tours, taxi service and mule rides.
The historic Desert View Watchtower, which is currently operated as a gift shop, will be transferred to the NPS and will remain open to the public.
Concessions contracts are developed and issued under the authority of the Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998, P.L. 105-391, and its attending regulations in 36 CFR §51.
All interested parties are encouraged to apply and submit a responsive proposal to the prospectus. This new opportunity is being advertised on the Federal Business Opportunities web site, www.fbo.gov. The prospectus is available online at http://www.concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm. To obtain a paper copy of the prospectus please contact Jennifer Parker at 303-969-2661.
Responsive proposals must be received by the Intermountain Regional Office by Monday, May 12, 2014. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Parker, Chief of Concessions, Intermountain Region at 303-969-2661.
Did You Know?
From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.