Cruise Ship Prospectus GLBA-Cruiseship-08

Solicitation # GLBA-CRUISESHIP-08

Prospectus Under Which Multiple Concession Contracts May Be Awarded For The Operation Of Cruise Ship Services Within Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve

Updated Note (9/14/16):
In May, 2008 the NPS issued a solicitation for concession contracts pursuant to 36 CFR Part 51 for cruise ship services in Glacier Bay. Subsequently, multiple concession contracts were selected and awarded with terms of contracts being from January 1, 2010 to September 30, 2019.

The NPS provided an "open" solicitation period throughout the course of the contract term. This period allowed operators to submit proposals to provide services in the under-utilized shoulder season and allowed additional operators an opportunity to utilize prime season use days which became available over the course of the contract term.
Effectively immediately, the NPS is officially closing this "open" solicitation, and proposals will no longer be accepted. Proposals received prior to this date will be considered for a concession contract.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Melanie Berg by email or call (907) 697-2230


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Prospectus Errata/Updates/Modifications

5/20/08: Modification #1 : Deadline to Submit Questions

7/28/08: Cruise Ship Prospectus Question & Answers
8/22/08: News Release: Six Cruise Lines Submit Proposals to Operate in Glacier Bay

1/14/09: New ten-year concessions contracts awarded to four cruise ship companies

Federal Business Opportunities Notice
Click here for the FedBizOpps notice, posted 5/20/2008

Supplemental Documents Referenced in the Prospectus
36 CFR Part 13
36 CFR PART 51
ADF&G Wildlife Notebook Series List
Annual Financial Report – Short Form

Eppley Institute - Interpretive training Courses
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Regulatory Compendium - 2008
National Park Service Management Policies 2006
NPS - Be a Junior Ranger
NPS Interpretive Development Program
NPS Management Improve Act of 1998 (PL 105-391)
NPS National Standards for Interpretation
Regulations Page of the Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Website
Glacier Bay Vessel Quota and Operating Requirements - EIS
Vessel Quota and Operating Requirements - Executive Summary
Vessel Quota and Operating Requirements Record of Decision
Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Program


For more information:
Contact Concessions Specialist Melanie Berg by e-mail or telephone (907) 697-2230 for more information.

Last updated: September 21, 2017

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