Request for Proposal-Lake Superior Barrels Project

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

88455 Pike Road

Bayfield, WI 54814

Phone: 715-779-3700 Fax: 715-779-3704

Email: redcliff@redcliff-nsn.gov

“The Hub of the Chippewa Nation”

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

FOR THE WRITING OF

NALEMP RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS

Tribe: Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 88455 Pike Road Bayfield WI 54814

Project: Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation “NALEMP” Lake Superior Barrels Project Report Writing & Submittal

Date: August 28 , 2014

To: Qualified Environmental Companies

______________________________________________________________________________ Description and Scope of Work The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Environmental Department will be accepting sealed bids for writing of the following documents:

Revised Investigation Report (also known as Remedial Investigation “RI” if following the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act “CERCLA” process): will include the implementation changes recently received by the United States Army Corps of Engineers “USACE” and Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa culturally relevant information into the current draft Investigation Report. Report is based on the results of the Data Evaluation, Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment, and the Feasibility Study. The Investigative Report will highlight the physical characteristics of the site, general characteristics of the waste (barrels and sediment remaining in place), show determined extent of contamination in terms of area, volume and media. Describe real or potential exposure pathways, involving inhalation and ingestion of contaminants. Lastly, identify and discuss factors encountered that are related to site conditions or remedial alternatives.

Summary Report (also known as Record of Decision “RoD” if following the CERCLA process): will include Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa culturally relevant information, site history, site descriptions, site characteristics, community participation, enforcement activities, past and present activities and other culturally relevant

 

information as they pertain to the Lake Superior Barrels Project.

until 12:00pm on Wed September 24th, 2014. Bids will be opened and recorded at 10:00am on Thur September 25th, 2014 at the Red Cliff Tribal Administration building, 88455 Pike Road, Bayfield WI 54814.

Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation “NALEMP” Lake Superior Barrels Project Background:

Approximately 1,437 barrels were deposited in Lake Superior by the US Army between 1959 and 1962, along with 400 tons of crates in 1945. It is assumed that these could potentially pose a threat to human health and/or the aquatic ecosystem. The Tribe’s efforts to fully assess these threats are being funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s NALEMP Program under a cooperative agreement administered by the United States Army Corps of Engineers “USACE”. The funding for the project was first received in 2004 and has been continuous since.

The project is being completed in phases, with the current phase being focused on reporting results of our recent sampling efforts, in which this call for proposals pertains to. During this phase, the 2013 Cooperative Agreement provided funds to support the contracting of the Investigation Report and Summary Report which will include stakeholder meetings and public comment.

As mentioned above, the format of these two deliverables is similar to a Remedial Investigation “RI” and Record of Decision “RoD” as written according to CERCLA. However, they will also contain more information as it pertains to the Tribe such as history of the Tribe and more of a cultural aspect, as well as language regarding potential risks to explosives retrieved but not yet tested.

A more detailed description of the barrels project is available at:

http://redcliff-nsn.gov/departments/EPA/epa.htm

…under the links titled “NALEMP” and/or “Barrels Project.”

Bidding Notes Bids include providing services to the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa as written in the FY 2013 Department of Defense Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Cooperative Agreement with specific tasks above under description and scope of work. All proposals should include the following: A. Bids must include hourly rates for all staff that will be involved in contracted work and other relative fees. For example, project managers, staff assistants, technicians, travel, materials, subcontractors, copy costs, faxing costs, etc.

B. Bids must include examples of relative materials such as documents written according to

CERCLA or a similar process.

C. All pricing should be valid through September 30th, 2015. D. Provide a detailed proposal including all of the above information. This will be submitted in addition to the bid form provided at the end of this RFP. E. A copy of current certificate of insurance.

Contacts Bidders are encouraged to contact: Red Cliff Environmental Department Gary Defoe Jr., NALEMP Program Manager gary.defoejr@redcliff-nsn.gov

or Melonee Montano, Environmental Programs Manager melonee.montano@redcliff-nsn.gov 715-779-3650 (Office) 715-779-9650 (Fax)

All proposals must be mailed and labeled as follows:

Red Cliff Environmental Department c/o Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Attn: Melonee Montano

88455 Pike Road Bayfield WI 54814

Proposals are to be received by the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa by 12:00pm September 24th, 2014. Bids will be opened and recorded at 10:00am on Thur September 25th, 2014 at the Red Cliff Tribal Administration building, 88455 Pike Road, Bayfield WI 54814.

**Please note that all bids submitted via USPS, Fed Ex, UPS, and hand delivery, are to arrive at 88455 Pike Road Bayfield WI no later than 12:00pm September 24th, 2014. Please plan accordingly to ensure the timely receipt of your bid submittal.**

The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any reason.

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Environmental Department Bid FormFirm Name:________________________________________________________

Job/Project: Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation “NALEMP” Lake Superior Barrels Project Report Writing & Submittal *Please use this space to list all relevant hourly rates such as project managers, staff assistants, technicians, travel, materials, subcontractors, copy costs, faxing costs, etc. Type:

Hourly Rate / Unit Rate / etc:

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