The National Park Service has issued a prospectus to solicit proposals for guided mountain climbing and climbing schools in Grand Teton National Park. Two concession contracts valid for 10 years, each are to be awarded in the coming months. Guided mountain climbing and climbing instruction are currently provided by Exum Guide Service and School of Mountaineering, Inc., and The Mountain Guides (doing business as Jackson Hole Mountain Guides). The Exum Mountain Guide contract became effective on January 1, 2004 and will expire on December 31, 2013. The Jackson Hole Mountain Guide contract became effective January 1, 2003, expired December 31, 2012, but was extended through December 31, 2013. The NPS has determined that the existing concessioners are preferred offerors for the new contracts. Contract offers must be received by the chief of concessions at the NPS Intermountain Region Office no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July second.