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Yellowstone Invites Proposals For Guided Interpretive Oversnow Vehicle Tours And Skiers Camp

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Date: March 3, 2014

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2014            14-009    

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Yellowstone Invites Proposals For Guided Interpretive Oversnow Vehicle Tours And Skiers Camp

The National Park Service (NPS) has released a prospectus soliciting proposals from businesses interested in providing guided interpretive oversnow vehicle tours and skiers camp in Yellowstone National Park.

One new concession contract will be awarded and put into place for the 2014-2015 winter season. It will take the place of the current contract for guided interpretive snowcoach tours and skiers camp that expires on April 1, 2014.    

The contract term will be ten years. Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. March 31, 2014. The NPS anticipates announcing the selection of the successful offeror in April 2014.

The prospectus implements the NPS’ October 2013 Final Rule for Winter Use by requiring the concessioner to provide tours as transportation events. The rule replaces the former concept of a fixed maximum number of oversnow vehicles allowed in the park each day with a new, more flexible concept of transportation events. The concessioner will be able to use its allocated number of transportation events for snowmobiles, snowcoaches, or a mix of both. Because of this change to transportation events as the required service, no offeror will have a right of preference to new contract.

The skiers camp is located in the Canyon area of the park. It provides rustic accommodations for persons on the concessioner’s oversnow vehicle tours.

An electronic copy of the prospectus and additional information are available online at http://concessions.nps.gov/yell500-14.htm

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