John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway
connects Grand Teton & Yellowstone national parks
August 17, 2010
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus soliciting proposals to provide lodging, food and beverage, campground, service station, retail and other visitor services within the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway (JDR Parkway) located between Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, approximately 55 miles north of Jackson, Wyoming. The new contract will be valid for 15 years, and this solicitation for commercial services is fully competitive.
The existing concession operation provides commercial services at Flagg Ranch Resort; the current contract is held by International Leisure Hosts, Ltd.
Under the new contract, the NPS will require the authorized concessioner to undertake improvement projects, including upgrades to some lodging rooms, the addition of camper cabins, the addition of a coffee/snack shop, and the replacement of diesel and unleaded gas pumps.
Attributes that warrant special consideration for this business opportunity include a high cost of doing business in a remote area and the management of services in two distinct seasons with vastly different operational needs and visitation. Any offeror for the contract will need to take into account these unique conditions.
Hard copies of the prospectus are available by contacting Jacque Lavelle, Intermountain Region chief of concessions, at 303.969.2661, or by email at Jacque_Lavelle@nps.gov. Interested parties may also write to National Park Service, Concessions Management Division, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Denver, CO 80228. The cost for a print of the prospectus is $35.00 per copy, if delivered by Federal Express, or $30.00 per copy, if picked up in person. Checks and money orders (no cash accepted) must be payable to the National Park Service, and a physical address and phone number must be provided in order to receive a Federal Express package.
Prospectus packages are also available online at http://www.nps.gov/commercialservices/index.htm. Those planning to submit a proposal, who have obtained a prospectus from the website, should provide contact information to Jacque Lavelle in order to receive future responses to questions or amendments to the prospectus. Those requesting a hard copy, or who have been placed on the mailing list, will be provided with additional information specific to the prospectus. Information relative to the solicitation will also be posted to the above mentioned concessions website.
A site visit for this business opportunity is scheduled for Thursday, September 9. For those who wish to participate, please contact Grand Teton National Park Chief of Business Resources Mallory Smith at 307.739.3434 or Mallory_Smith@nps.gov by no later than September 3, 2010.
Contract offers must be received by the Chief of Concessions, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228 no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2010.