Historic buildings in the leasing program line busy Broadway in the heart of downtown Skagway. NPS Photo.
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The Leasing Program for the National Park Service involves the leasing of historic as well as non-historic properties in park areas. A lease may not authorize an activity that could be authorized by a Concessions Contract or Commercial Use Authorization. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and Wrangell-St.Elias National Park & Preserve are the only parks in Alaska with this program.
Laws, Regulations & Policies
- Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-391, Section 802) Leases and Cooperative Management Agreements
- Historic Leasing Program at Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park
- National Leasing Program
- NPS Management Policies
All leases must provide for fair market value rent as determined by an appraisal. All net income is re-invested to fund historic preservation, capital improvements of the historic properties, park infrastructure, and other deferred maintenance needs.
The Director may issue a Request For Bids (RFB) if the amount of rent is the only criterion for award of a lease. The Request for Bids will be advertised by public notice.
The Director must issue a Request For Proposals (RFP) when the award of a lease is based on selection criteria other than the amount of rent.
An RFP may be preceded by issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The purpose of an RFQ is to select a "short list" of potential offerors that meet minimum management, financial and other qualifications necessary for submission of a proposal in response to an RFP. These requests will be by public notice.
Last updated: October 4, 2019