Moratorium on the Release of Solicitations
As of December 1, 2020, the National Park Service Commercial Services Program continues to work with regional and park staff to evaluate how to proceed with prospectus development for new concession contracts. The Program has established a process to review projects to determine when and how to proceed. When appropriate, we will post information about the release dates for prospectuses on this site.
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: