Ensuring High Quality Visitor Services

IMPORTANT NEWS: 


Update on implementation of EO 14042

For existing contracts or contract-like instruments including concession contracts, commercial use authorizations and leases (hereinafter “contracts”) that contain a clause implementing requirements of Executive Order 14042:

The Government will take no action to enforce the clause implementing requirements of Executive Order 14042, absent further written notice from the agency, where the place of performance identified in the contract is in a U.S. state or outlying area subject to a court order prohibiting the application of requirements pursuant to the Executive Order (hereinafter, “Excluded State or Outlying Area”).  In all other circumstances, the Government will enforce the clause, except for contractor employees who perform substantial work on or in connection with a covered contract in an Excluded State or Outlying Area, or in a covered contractor workplace located in an Excluded State or Outlying Area. A current list of such Excluded States and Outlying Areas is maintained at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Public Health Information for Park Partners

Click above to access the latest public health information related to concession management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other News

Concessioners fill a vital role with helping the National Park Service (NPS) carry out its mission. Private companies work with the NPS to offer services to park visitors that parks do not provide directly. By welcoming the private sector as a partner in park operations, the NPS broadens the economic base of the region and the communities surrounding parks. With other NPS divisions, the Commercial Services Program administers nearly 500 concession contracts that, in total, gross over $1 billion annually. NPS concessioners employ more than 25,000 people in a variety of jobs during peak seasons, providing services ranging from food and lodging, to whitewater rafting adventures and motor coach tours. Visit the Commercial Services Program's news feed to get the latest news.

Here is information to get you started if you want to be a NPS concessioner and tools to help the authorized concessioner:

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Prospectuses

View current open opportunities

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Standards and Evaluations

Helpful information on annual overall ratings, service standards and evaluations.

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Authorized Concessioners

Find concessioners by park or service

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Annual Financial Reporting

Learn all you need to know about submitting annual financial reports

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GreenLine News Updates

Read articles about environmental issues and sound environmental management practices

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Laws, Regulations and Policy

Find laws, regulations and policy by topic

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Commercial Use Authorizations

Understand why you might need a commercial use authorization instead of concession contract.

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Leasing

The National Park Service provides for leasing of historic as well as non-historic properties in park areas.

Last updated: April 4, 2022