BAR HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Senators Angus King and Susan Collins are continuing to fight the National Park Service over the way it awards contracts to companies providing concession services inside national parks.
The issue became hearted last year when the park service selected a New Mexico based corporation over a Maine company to operate the Acadia National Park concessions, including three gift shops and the restaurant at Jordan Pond House.
Acadia Corporation had been operating those concessions for 80 years before losing the bid last year. Dawnland LLC, a New Mexico based company, signed a 10-year contract with the park service.
Sen. King believes the bidding process is flawed because they didn't factor in the $3 million impact to the local economy. He said they're not holding the company accountable for what it promises in the bidding process.