Better management of National Park concessions can improve services provided to the public
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Better management of National Park concessions can improve services provided to the public report by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. -- National Park Service,
  • National parks and reserves -- United States -- Management,
  • Concessions (Amusements, etc.) -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 130 p. ;
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14896414M

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Better management of national park concessions can improve services provided to the public. Author(s): USA, General Accounting Office, Community and Economic Development Division. Get this from a library! Better management of National Park concessions can improve services provided to the public: report. [United States. General Accounting Office.]. Get this from a library! Better management of National Park concessions can improve services provided to the public: report. [United States. General Accounting Office.] -- Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the management of concession operations by the National Park Service (NPS). Office of Inspector General Reply. The Park Service is requested to provide information on the controls (such as those described in Recommendations 2, 3, and 4) it plans to implement to ensure that concession contracting actions are conducted in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.

  The National Park Service managed nearly concessions contracts in that provided visitor services like lodging, food, and retail sales. The Park Service has taken steps to address issues we've previously identified in its concessions program, including a lack of qualified staff and inadequate oversight, but ongoing challenges remain. United States National Park Services provided excellent materials for the book based on their progressive work in the field of concessions and/or provided financial support for compilation of the publication. The following concession operators provided valuable information and photos for the publication. We wouldFile Size: 5MB. Visitor services can be required and/or authorized under a concessions contract. Concession contracts are awarded through a competitive bid process. After determining that a visitor service is necessary, appropriate, and feasible as a business opportunity, the National Park Service prepares a prospectus which outlines the requirements for operation the business. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to provide an update on the implementation of the National Park Service Concessions Management Improvement Act, Title IV of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of (Public Law ).

Through the use of concession contracts or commercial use authorizations, the National Park Service will provide commercial visitor services that are necessary and appropriate for public use and enjoyment. Concession operations will be consistent to the highest practicable degree with the preservation and conservation of resources and values of the. Park management plans and commercial services plans are required to identify and outline the level of commercial opportunities in each park. There is an online register of concessions provided to the public. Otherwise the web presence is poor when compared with the NPS, GBRMPA or DOC. INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL SCAN OF CONCESSIONS SYSTEMS. Public park and recreation agencies create healthy communities and play a fundamental role in enhancing the physical environments in which we live. Through facilities, outdoor settings, and services provided, they support good health for people of all abilities, ages, socio‐economic backgrounds, and ethnicities. (a)Establishment and Purpose.— There is a National Park Service Concessions Management Advisory Board whose purpose shall be to advise the Secretary and Service on matters relating to management of concessions in the System.