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Park Soliciting Proposals to Provide Guided Scenic Float Trips/River Fishing Trips on the Snake River and Guided Multi-Day Lake Trips on Jackson Lake

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Date: March 25, 2019
Contact: Denise Germann, 307 739 3393

The National Park Service has issued two prospectuses soliciting proposals for the award of 1) multiple concession contracts to provide guided scenic float trips and river fishing trips on the Snake River and 2) guided multi-day lake trips on Jackson Lake.

Any business, including the existing concessioners, may submit a proposal as described in the prospectuses. The new contracts will be effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2029.

Parties interested in learning more about these opportunities and how to submit a proposal should visit the National Park Service Commercial Services website at https://www.nps.gov/commercialservices/prospectuses.htm. This site can be used to access the prospectuses, which explain the business opportunities and the terms and conditions under which the National Park Service will award the concession contracts. Interested parties who download a copy of the prospectus from the website should also notify Jennifer Parker at e-mail us in order to be notified about modifications to or correspondence about these prospectuses. Hard copies of the prospectuses will not be distributed.

Any proposal, including those of the existing concessioners, must be received by Chief of Concessions, NPS, Intermountain Region, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228, no later than 4 p.m. MST on May 31, 2019. Questions related to the business opportunity must be submitted by e-mail to e-mail us no later than 4 p.m. MST on April 12, 2019. All questions will be responded to in writing.

Grand Teton National Park has 27 concessioners and almost 120 commercial use authorization holders that provide a variety of visitor services in the park.

Concessions contracts are long-term contracts between the National Park Service and a business to provide visitor services that are necessary and appropriate in achieving the mission of the park, including providing for visitor enjoyment. Contracts may be in effect for many years, and may involve the use and care of federal facilities and assets.

Commercial use authorizations allow visitor services in the park that may be appropriate but not necessary.  This type of agreement does not exceed two years, but businesses can reapply for them. Commercial use authorizations do not involve the use and care of federal facilities and assets.
 



Last updated: March 26, 2019

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