36 CFR 51.16 - How will the Director evaluate proposals and select the best one?

§ 51.16 How will the Director evaluate proposals and select the best one?
(a) The Director will apply the selection factors set forth in § 51.17 by assessing each timely proposal under each of the selection factors on the basis of a narrative explanation, discussing any subfactors when applicable. For each selection factor, the Director will assign a score that reflects the determined merits of the proposal under the applicable selection factor and in comparison to the other proposals received, if any. The first four principal selection factors will be scored from zero to five. The fifth selection factor will be scored from zero to four (with a score of one for agreeing to the minimum franchise fee contained in the prospectus). The secondary factor set forth in § 51.17(b)(1) will be scored from zero to three. Any additional secondary selection factors set forth in the prospectus will be scored as specified in the prospectus provided that the aggregate possible point score for all additional secondary selection factors may not exceed a total of three.
(b) The Director will then assign a cumulative point score to each proposal based on the assigned score for each selection factor.
(c) The responsive proposal with the highest cumulative point score will be selected by the Director as the best proposal. If two or more responsive proposals receive the same highest point score, the Director will select as the best proposal (from among the responsive proposals with the same highest point score), the responsive proposal that the Director determines on the basis of a narrative explanation will, on an overall basis, best achieve the purposes of this part. Consideration of revenue to the United States in this determination and in scoring proposals under principal selection factor five will be subordinate to the objectives of protecting, conserving, and preserving the resources of the park area and of providing necessary and appropriate visitor services to the public at reasonable rates.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 1 - Service created; director; other employees

§ 1a - Repealed. June 25, 1948, ch. 646,

§ 1a-1

§ 1a-2

§ 1a-3

§ 1a-4

§ 1a-5

§ 1a-6

§ 1a-7

16 U.S. Code § 1a–7a - National Park System crime prevention assistance

16 U.S. Code § 1a–7b - Protecting Americans from violent crime

§ 1a-8

§ 1a-9

§ 1a-10

§ 1a-11

§ 1a-12

§ 1a-13

§ 1a-14

§ 1b - Secretary of the Interior’s authorization of additional activities; administration of National Park System

§ 1c - General administration provisions; system defined; particular areas

§ 1d - Appropriations

§ 1e - National Capital region arts and cultural affairs; grant program

§ 1f - Challenge cost-share agreement authority

§ 1g - Cooperative agreements

§ 1h - Sums provided by private entities for utility services

§ 1i - Reimbursable agreements

§ 1j - Cooperative agreements for national park natural resource protection

§ 2 - National parks, reservations, and monuments; supervision

§ 3 - Rules and regulations of national parks, reservations, and monuments; timber; leases

§ 3a - Recovery of costs associated with special use permits

§ 3b - Maintenance and repair of Government improvements under concession contracts

§ 4 - Rights-of-way through public lands

§ 5 - Rights-of-way through parks or reservations for power and communications facilities

§ 6 - Donations of lands within national parks and monuments and moneys

§ 6a - Repealed.

§ 7 - Repealed. Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 654,

§ 7a - Airports in national parks, monuments and recreation areas; construction, etc.

§ 7b - Acquisition of lands for airport use; contracts for operation and maintenance

§ 7c - Authorization to sponsor airport projects; use of funds

§ 7d - Jurisdiction over airports; public operation

§ 7e - Definitions

§ 8 - Roads and trails in national parks and monuments; construction, etc.

§ 8-1

§ 8a - National-park approach roads; designation

§ 8b - National-park approach roads and roads and trails within national parks and national monuments; construction, improvement, and maintenance; appropriation

§ 8c - National-park approach roads across or within national forests; approval of Secretary of Agriculture

§ 8d - National-monument approach roads

§ 8e - Conveyance to States of roads leading to certain historical areas; conditions; jurisdiction

§ 8f - Roads leading to certain historical areas; “State” defined

§ 9 - Repealed. June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title VI,

§ 9a - Government of parks, etc.; violation of regulations as misdemeanor

§ 10, 10a - Repealed.

§ 11 - Medical attention for employees

§ 12 - Aid to visitors in emergencies

§ 13 - Medical attention to employees at isolated places; removal of bodies for burial

§ 14 - Repealed.

§ 14a - Appropriations; availability for printing information and signs

§ 14b - Credits of receipts for meals and quarters furnished Government employees in the field

§ 14c - Availability for expense of recording donated lands

§ 14d - Use of funds for law enforcement and emergencies

§ 14e - Contribution for annuity benefits

§ 15 - Appropriations for purchase of equipment; waterproof footwear

§ 16 - Central warehouses at parks and monuments; maintenance; purchase of supplies and materials; distribution

§ 17 - Personal equipment and supplies for employees; purchase by Secretary of the Interior; deductions from moneys due employees

§ 17a - Repealed.

§ 17b - Services or other accommodations for public; contracts; rates

16 U.S. Code § 10, 10a - Repealed.

§ 17c - Procurement of supplies, materials, and special services to aid permittees and licensees in emergencies; authority of Secretary of the Interior

§ 17d - Omitted

§ 17e - Care and removal of indigents; disposition of dead persons

§ 17f - Property of employee lost, damaged, or destroyed while in use on official business; reimbursement of employee

§ 17g - Equipment required by field employees; by whom furnished and maintained

§ 17h - Hire, rental, and purchase of property of employees; when authorized

§ 17i - Hire of work animals, vehicles and equipment with or without personal services; rates

§ 17j - Traveling expenses of National Park System employees and dependents of deceased employees

16 U.S. Code § 10, 10a - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 10, 10a - Repealed.

§ 17k - Park, parkway and recreational-area programs; study by National Park Service; consent of States; purpose; cooperation of government agencies

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 17m - Consent of Congress to agreements between States; when agreements effective

§ 17n - “State” defined

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 18 - Promotion of tourist travel

§ 18a - Cooperation with travel agencies; publication of information

§ 18b - Advisory committee for promotion of tourist travel; expenses

§ 18c - Rules and regulations; employees

§ 18d - Authorization of appropriations

§ 18e - Repealed. Sept. 20, 1941, ch. 412, title V,

§ 18f - Management of museum properties

16 U.S. Code § 10, 10a - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 10, 10a - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 10, 10a - Repealed.

Title 36 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 36 CFR 51 after this date.

  • 2014-08-05; vol. 79 # 150 - Tuesday, August 5, 2014
    1. 79 FR 45390 - Concession Contracts
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, National Park Service
      Proposed rule.
      Comments must be received by September 4, 2014.
      36 CFR Part 51