Business opportunity announced for bicycle and food services on South Rim

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has announced the availability of a new business opportunity in the park to provide bicycle rentals, guided bike tours, and "grab and go" food service at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center plaza on the South Rim.

The new bicycle, retail and food services will be provided under a concession contract which will be issued for a term of 10 years. The contract will require bicycle rentals, as well as guided daily bicycle tours from approximately May 15 to October 15.

A bicycle rental and tour service has successfully operated in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center area near Mather Point under a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) since 2010. This CUA expires at the end of 2011.

All interested parties are encouraged to apply and submit a responsive proposal to this prospectus. Parties interested in visiting the area to become familiar with the physical conditions and limitations of this business opportunity should contact Molly Schroer, Concessions Specialist, Grand Canyon National Park at 928-638-7706 as soon as possible to register for a site visit, to be held on Monday, November 21, 2011.

A copy of the prospectus can be found online at http://www.concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm. To obtain a paper copy of the prospectus, please contact Jennifer Bonnett at 303-969-2661.

Responsive proposals must be received by the Intermountain Regional Office by December 30, 2011. For additional information, please contact Laura Shearin at 928-638-7351

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