Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Announce Release of a Prospectus Soliciting Proposals to Provide Hospitality Services in Sequoia National Park

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Date: May 7, 2015

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CALIFORNIA—The National Park Service has issued a prospectus soliciting proposals in response to a business opportunity to operate overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, and other related services within Sequoia National Park. For the prospectus, visit The new concession contract for the park’s primary concession operation is scheduled to begin on November 1, 2016, and will be issued for a term of 10 years. Anticipated gross receipts in the first year of the contract are projected to range between $9.8 and $11.5 million, with a minimum franchise fee of 3.8% of gross receipts paid to the government. Offers are due by 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on September 8, 2015, to the following address:

National Park Service, Pacific West Region
Attn: Christopher Fryday, Commercial Services Financial Analyst
333 Bush Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, California 94104

All questions must be submitted via email to Christopher Fryday, commercial services financial analyst, at no later than May 28, 2015.

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, which lie
side-by-side in the southern Sierra Nevada in central California, serve as a prime example of nature's size,
beauty, and diversity. Over 1.5 million visitors from across the U.S. and the world visit these parks for the world's largest trees (by volume), grand mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, the highest point in the lower 48 states, and more! Learn more at or 559-565-3341.


Last updated: May 7, 2015

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