When the award of a lease is based on selection criteria in addition to, or other than the amount of the rent, the NPS Director must solicit proposals for the lease through a public Request for Proposals (RFP). An RFP may be preceded by an Request for Qualifications or (RFQ).
RFP’s are generally open for sixty (60) days and are evaluated on the following criteria:
- The compatibility of the proposal’s intended use of the leased property with respect to preservation, protection, and visitor enjoyment of the park;
- The financial capability of the offeror to carry out the terms of the lease;
- The experience of the offeror demonstrating the managerial capability to carry out the terms of th lease;
- The ability and commitment of the offeror to conduct its activities in the park area in an environmentally enhancing manner through, among other programs and actions, energy conservation, waste reduction, and recycling; and
- Any other criteria the RFP may specify.
Additionally, if the property to be leased is an historic property, the compatibility of the proposal with the historic qualities of the property must be an additional selection criterion, and if the RFP requires proposals to include the amount of rent offered, the amount of rent offered must also be an additional selection criterion.
Last updated: January 16, 2020