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Grand Canyon National Park announces hospitality contract opening on South Rim

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has announced the availability of a prospectus for a business opportunity in the park to provide lodging, food services, retail, transportation, mule rides, and other services on the South Rim. This prospectus, similar to one announced on Aug. 6, 2013, outlines the opening, describes the existing business, and provides details on how to submit a responsive proposal.

In terms of revenue and lodging inventory, the new 15-year contract is one of the largest in the National Park Service (NPS). The services required in this prospectus have generated an average of approximately $66 million in gross revenues annually.

The historic lodging and hospitality contract (CC-GRCA001-15) will include lodging, retail and food service in the historic Grand Canyon Village including the El Tovar, Bright Angel Lodge, Thunderbird and Kachina Lodges, Maswik Lodge and Phantom Ranch, as well as retail and food service at Hermits Rest. It will also continue to include transportation services such as bus tours, taxi service and mule rides.

Desert View Watchtower, currently operated as a gift shop, will be transferred to the NPS and will stay open to the public. Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998, P.L. 105-391, and its attending regulations in 36 CFR §51 developed and issued concessions contracts.

The Park Service encourages interested parties to apply and submit a responsive proposal to the prospectus. This new opportunity is being advertised on the Federal Business Opportunities website, www.fbo.gov. The prospectus is available online at www.concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm. A paper copy of the prospectus is available by contacting Jennifer Parker at (303) 969-2661.

The Intermountain Regional Office must receive responsive proposals by May 12. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Parker, Chief of Concessions, Intermountain Region at (303) 969-2661.

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