36 CFR 51.17 - What are the selection factors?

§ 51.17 What are the selection factors?
(a) The five principal selection factors are:
(1) The responsiveness of the proposal to the objectives, as described in the prospectus, of protecting, conserving, and preserving resources of the park area;
(2) The responsiveness of the proposal to the objectives, as described in the prospectus, of providing necessary and appropriate visitor services at reasonable rates;
(3) The experience and related background of the offeror, including the past performance and expertise of the offeror in providing the same or similar visitor services as those to be provided under the concession contract;
(4) The financial capability of the offeror to carry out its proposal; and
(5) The amount of the proposed minimum franchise fee, if any, and/or other forms of financial consideration to the Director. However, consideration of revenue to the United States will be subordinate to the objectives of protecting, conserving, and preserving resources of the park area and of providing necessary and appropriate visitor services to the public at reasonable rates.
(b) The secondary selection factors are:
(1) The quality of the offeror's proposal to conduct its operations in a manner that furthers the protection, conservation and preservation of park area and other resources through environmental management programs and activities, including, without limitation, energy conservation, waste reduction, and recycling. A prospectus may exclude this secondary factor if the prospectus solicits proposals for a concession contract that is anticipated to have annual gross receipts of less than $100,000 and the activities that will be conducted under the contract are determined by the Director as likely to have only limited impacts on the resources of the park area; and
(2) Any other selection factors the Director may adopt in furtherance of the purposes of this part, including where appropriate and otherwise permitted by law, the extent to which a proposal calls for the employment of Indians (including Native Alaskans) and/or involvement of businesses owned by Indians, Indian tribes, Native Alaskans, or minority or women-owned businesses in operations under the proposed concession contract.
(c) A prospectus may include subfactors under each of the principal and secondary factors to describe specific elements of the selection factor.

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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
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, National Park Service
      Proposed rule.
      Comments must be received by September 4, 2014.
      36 CFR Part 51