Haleakalā Guided Vehicle Tour Concession Proposals Sought
The National Park Service has issued a prospectus soliciting proposals in response to a business opportunity to operate guided vehicle tours in Haleakalā National Park. Interested parties are encouraged to read the prospectus for details on this new concession opportunity.
The prospectus for concessioner-operated guided vehicle tours is the fruition of a multi-year planning process for visitor services at Haleakalā National Park. The park's 2012 Commercial Services Plan describes the need and purpose of operating these services under a concession contract with a term of ten years. Similar services are currently operated through annual Commercial Use Authorizations, which will no longer be issued once concession operations are in effect. Haleakalā's Commercial Services Plan can be reviewed at: https://www.nps.gov/hale/learn/management/csp.htm
The National Park Service has determined that such services are necessary and appropriate visitor services. "Concession operators provide important services for national park visitors and are valued park partners," said Haleakalā National Park Superintendent Natalie Gates. "We believe these concessioner tour services will bring high quality experiences to our visitors."
The prospectus is available online at http://concessions.nps.gov/hale00X-18.html. The prospectus can be downloaded from this website; no printed copies will be available. The prospectus includes detailed instructions for submission of proposals for this business opportunity.
For questions about the release of the prospectus, please contact Sue Eibeck in the Pacific West Regional Office of the National Park Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-623-2224.