National Park Service Selects ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment, LLC to Operate Concessions within Mesa Verde National Park

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Date: October 14, 2014
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608
Contact: Sue Johnson-Erner, 970-529-4612

The National Park Service has selected ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment, LLC to provide a variety of visitor services in Mesa Verde National Park for the next 10 years.

The new park concessions contract is anticipated to begin January 2015 and includes lodging, campground, food and beverage, retail, tour, kennel, fuel, and other visitor services within the park.

Mesa Verde National Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer said, "ARAMARK has successfully operated the concession in the park for the last 33 years, and we look forward to continuing this successful working relationship in the future."

The new contract includes a minimum franchise fee of 6.5 percent that will be returned to the government each year based on annual gross receipts. The contract also includes a repair and maintenance reserve of 3.4 percent. The annual gross receipts are expected to be approximately $7,000,000.

The contract requires upgrading lodge rooms along with furnishings as well as providing kennel services.

The competitive process for the concessions contract was initiated December 9, 2013, with the release of a prospectus. All offers had to be submitted to the agency by April 2, 2014. An evaluation panel of National Park Service and technical experts outside Mesa Verde National Park performed a comprehensive analysis of the proposals and selected the best responsive proposal based on factors identified in the prospectus.

ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment, LLC provides a variety of visitor services in several national and state parks across the country, including Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Olympic National Park.

For more information, please contact Concessions Management Specialist Sue Johnson-Erner at 970-529-4612.



Last updated: February 24, 2015

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