News

  • 23 July 2014

    Clean Cities Green Rides Toolkit: Getting Staff and Visitors on Board to Reduce Vehicle Emissions

  • 09 July 2014

    Solicitation for proposals for a new Concession Contract to operate overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail service, fuel and auto services, and other related services within Yosemite National Park

  • 09 July 2014

    Best Practices for Remote Waste Management

  • 07 July 2014

    The National Park Service is seeking parties interested in operating Otter Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop or Rocky Knob Cabins along the Blue Ridge Parkway in southwestern Virginia.

  • 03 July 2014

    On July 7, 2014, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued by the National Park Service.

  • 23 June 2014

    New Energy Efficiency Standards for Coolers and Freezers

  • 20 June 2014

    Solicitation of a Prospectus to operate Lodging, Day Tour Boat, Food and Beverage, Retail, and Other Services within Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

  • 17 June 2014

    Solicitation for the award of the Concession Contract for Guided Interpretive Horseback Rides within Zion National Park

  • 12 June 2014

    Guidelines have been prepared to help parks and concesssioners develop and manage these new pilot services.

  • 09 June 2014

    Outisde the Box: Unique Recycling and Reuse Practices

  • 30 May 2014

    Solicitation for the award of the Concession Contract for Retail and Limited Food and Beverage Services within White Sands National Monument

  • 20 May 2014

    Aliens for Dinner

  • 15 May 2014

    Solar Gardens

  • 06 May 2014

    Solicitation of a Prospectus to operate a grocery, including retail sales, food and beverage, and related services at the El Portal Administrative Site within Yosemite National Park

  • 06 May 2014

    The National Park Service is providing advance notice of a three-day site visit scheduled for July 15-17, 2014.

  • 02 May 2014

    Pilot Endorsed as Innovative Service Opportunity by Deputy Director

  • 28 April 2014

    GreenChill

  • 14 April 2014

    Celebrating Earth Day

  • 11 Apr 2014

    Solicitation for the award of the Concession Contract for Lodging, Food & Beverage, and Retail Services at Pisgah Inn within the Blue Ridge Parkway

  • 26 March 2014

    Cigarette Butt Disposal

  • 19 March 2014

    WaterSense H2otel Challenge

  • 11 March 2014

    Composting 101

  • 26 Feb 2014

    The National Park Service issues a Request for Proposals to lease two properties at Boston National Historical Park.

  • 25 Feb 2014

    Alternative Energy in Concessions

  • 11 Feb 2014

    Storing Flammable or Combustible Liquids

  • 31 Jan 2014

    The National Park Service is accepting nominations for the 2014 NPS Environmental Achievement Awards.

  • 31 Jan 2014

    The National Park Service Commercial Services Program released a solicitation on 1/30/2014 for Prospectus Development and Business Advisory Services.

  • 29 Jan 2014

    This Request for Proposals provides the opportunity to submit proposals to lease NPS property for the Boss Bakery Building in Skagway, Alaska.

  • 21 Jan 2014

    Signal Mountain Lodge uses EMS as their Springboard to Environmental Excellence

  • 17 Jan 2014

    The National Park Service has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to lease the Philander Chase Knox House as a venue for private events at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

  • 17 Jan 2014

    Educate concessions employees on how to avoid transmission of influenza.

  • 12 Jan 2014

    Green Hotel Ratings: Sustainability Matters

  • 19 Dec 2013

    The GreenLine Update Wants You!

  • 03 Dec 2013

    A Greener Holiday

  • 26 Nov 2013

    The Be Straw Free Campaign

  • 19 Nov 2013

    EPA Online Resources

  • 13 Nov 2013

    Eco-Friendly Apps

  • 01 Nov 2013

    Hazard Communication Gets a Makeover

  • 30 Oct 2013

    Notice of the rescheduled site visit for a business opportunity to provide Lodging, Food & Beverage, Retail, Campground, Tour, Kennel, Fuel, and Other Visitor Services within Mesa Verde National Park.

  • 30 Sep 2013

    The National Park Service has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to lease the Kennedy Supplee Mansion for commercial use.

  • 30 Sep 2013

    The National Park Service has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to lease the Philander Chase Knox House as a venue for private events.

  • 24 Sep 2013

    The National Park Service (NPS) has revised its Healthy and Sustainable Food Program guideline for Sustainable Fisheries.

  • 24 Sep 2013

    The Concessions Management Advisory Board will hold its 26th meeting October 30, 2013, in Washington, DC.

  • 13 Sep 2013

    A Request For Expressions of Interest will be issued for interested parties to submit their concept(s) of potential future adaptive use of the Sleeping Bear Inn and Garage.

  • 04 Sep 2013

    NPS Northeast Region is seeking proposals to lease "Red House," previously owned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  • 28 Aug 2013

    The National Park Service will host a site visit on September 4, 2013 in preparation to release a prospectus for lodging, food and beverage, and retail services.

  • 16 Aug 2013

    Due to the significant number of questions received, the Service is hereby cancelling the solicitation for the award of Concession Contracts authorizing Guided Interpretive Whitewater Tours within Dinosaur National Monument.

  • 13 Aug 2013

    The National Park Service has selected Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Inc. to provide visitor services in Glacier.

  • 07 Aug 2013

    The National Park Service has determined that the prospectus for DENA001, Bus tours, Transit, Shuttle Service, Food and Beverage, Retail, Camping and other services at Denali National Park will not be released in November 2013. The Service intends to release the prospectus at a later date.

  • 05 Aug 2013

    EPA is offering a no-cost webinar for retail companies, to share information about energy-efficiency tools and resources available through the ENERGY STAR. The webinar will offer an overview of the ENERGY STAR Retail Program and will feature guest speakers from Verizon Wireless and Sears Holdings Corporation—both companies that recently won the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award. Speakers will share their energy-efficiency best practices and lessons learned through partnering with ENERGY STAR.

  • 26 Jul 2013

    Buy American - The National Park Service has released a statement regarding the sale of American-made products in national parks.

  • 24 Jul 2013

    The NPS will hold a two-day site visit in Denali National Park.

  • 19 Jul 2013

    The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a Prospectus soliciting proposals for the award of two (2) Concession Contracts for River Transportation and Haul-Out Services within Canyonlands National Park.

  • 05 Jul 2013

    With the travel and tourism season underway, the Small Business Administration will be hosting a series of webinars.

  • 01 Jul 2013

    The Silent Killer—How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure

  • 13 Jun 2013

    Coast-to-Coast: Two NPS Concessioners Proactively Implement Healthy and Sustainable Cuisine

  • 05 Jun 2013

    The Secretary of the Interior and NPS Director Jon Jarvis to mark the release of the Healthy Food Initiative.

  • 23 May 2013

    The Small Business Administration highlighted NPS concession opportunities in recent blog, "8 Ways Your Business Can Get Ready for the 2013 Tourist Season."

  • 21 May 2013

    Concessions Featured Topic at GWS Conference

  • 14 May 2013

    The Northeast Region (NER) is soliciting qualified applicants for a temporary contract for a food and beverage snackbar operation at Herring Cove Beach within Cape Cod National Seashore.

  • 19 Apr 2013

    Commercial Services moves from semi-annual GreenLine publication to a GreenLine Blog.

  • 13 Mar 2013

    The National Park Service recently announced the development of a graphical Authorized Concessioner Mark for use by authorized concessioners in good standing to use in a variety of promotional and informational applications.

  • 7 Mar 2013

    March 7, 2013. The CMAB meeting scheduled for March 20th, 2013 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Washington, D.C. has been postponed. Additional information will follow at a later date.

  • 12 Feb 2013

    The National Park Service plans to issue 26 prospectuses for up to 45 concession contracts before September 30, 2013.

  • 18 Jan 2013

    The National Capital Region (NCR) issues this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to determine if an interested operator is qualified to provide non-motorized boat rental and storage in Rock Creek Park.

  • 11 Jan 2013

    The National Park Service is accepting nominations for the 2013 NPS Environmental Achievement Awards.

  • 08 Jan 2013

    The Concessions Management Advisory Board will hold its 26th meeting on March 20, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Washington, DC. More details will be provided as they become available.

  • 18 Dec 2012

    The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced the recipients of its 2012 Environmental Achievement Awards honoring outstanding accomplishments in the preservation and protection of park resources. The award recipients have demonstrated exceptional achievements in pollution prevention, solid waste management, energy and water conservation, and sustainability practices.

  • 31 Oct 2012

    The Midwest Region issues this Request for Proposals to lease on a long-term basis one or more of two historic buildings in Hot Springs National Park-the Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses.

  • 28 Sep 2012

    Three projects have been recognized for 2012 NPS Environmental Achievement Awards.

  • 17 Sep 2012

    The National Park Hospitality Association (NPHA) and Sysco Corporation invite you to attend a one-day seminar and product showcase on September 19, 2012 at the Sysco Denver Food Show.

  • 13 Sep 2012

    The NPS issues this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to determine if an interested operator is qualified to provide lodging, retail, and food and beverage services at Canyon De Chelly National Monument.

  • 23 Aug 2012

    The NPS will offer two one-day pre-solicitation site visits to view the concession facilities within Glacier National Park.

  • 06 Aug 2012

    This spring our concession-managed golf courses were featured in Links Magazine.

  • 18 Apr 2012

    The National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on its proposed Leasehold Surrender Interest (LSI) Guide.

  • 09 Mar 2012

    In an effort to promote opportunities at national parks during National Park Week and other fee-free days in 2012, the NPS Office of Public Affairs has requested information on concessioners’ special activities, packages, park visit enhancement activities and offers keyed to the upcoming Fee Free Days – April 21-29 (National Park Week), June 9 (Get Outdoors Day), September 29 (National Public Lands Day) and November 10-12 (Veterans Day Weekend).

  • 29 Feb 2012

    Concessioners should be aware that a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule, effective January 3, 2012, restricts a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver from holding a mobile telephone to conduct a voice communication, dialing a mobile telephone by pressing more than a single button, or reaching for a mobile phone in an unacceptable and ...

  • 28 Feb 2012

    The Access Board provides a monthly webinar series on accessibility issues. The next webinar will take place March 1 from 2:30 to 4:00 (ET) and will review new provisions in the 2010 ADA Standards. These standards include provisions regarding lodging reservation services and several other requirements that are applicable to National Park Service concessioners. Board accessibility specialists will address frequently asked questions about the standards which become mandatory March 15 under Department of Justice regulations. To register for this free webinar, visit www.accessibilityonline.org/. Questions for the webinar can be submitted in advance through this website.

  • 19 Jan 2012

    The National Park Service is accepting nominations for the 2012 NPS Environmental Achievement (EA) Awards.

  • 16 Sep 2011

    Today US EPA, The Climate Registry, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) announced that the nominations period is open for the new Climate Leadership Awards.

  • 18 Aug 2011

    The Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 (the Act), PL101-391, was passed in order to save lives and protect property through the promotion of fire and life safety in hotels, motels, and other places of public accommodation. Properties that comply with the fire safety guidelines of PL101-391 are included in the Federal "Fire-Safe List" and other travel directories.

  • 19 Jul 2011

    The National Park Service recently announced the recipients of its 2011 Environmental Achievement Awards honoring outstanding accomplishments in the preservation and protection of park resources.

  • 29 Jun 2011

    The National Park Service is now accepting nominations for the Concessioner Accessibility Achievement Award - Improving Accessibility in Commercial Services.

  • 31 May 2011

    Recent regulations promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) require NPS concessioners who operate federally-regulated underground storage tank (UST) systems to comply with state-specific UST operator training requirements and meet training deadlines.

  • 17 May 2011

    Commercial Services Program is providing a link to the Department of Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Board for Sources of Authentic Native American Handicrafts to assist concessioners locate additional suppliers of authentic Native American handicrafts.