Request for Qualifications and Quotation (RFQQ #11-0005)

Alternative Commercial Salmon Fishing Gears & Methods:
Lower Columbia River & Estuary - Purse Sein, Beach Seine and Additional Methods

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking bids to provide fishing services (vessel and operator/crew) to fish for salmon in the Columbia River for the purpose of testing certain types of commercial gear. WDFW reserves the right to hire one or more successful bidders for this project. WDFW also reserves the right to select the best vessel/operator as needed based on equipment needs and location of services to be provided. Initial contracts will be written for a period of six months to one year with the option, at WDFW sole discretion, to renew contracts for a total not to exceed six years. Details can be found in the attached Statement of Work. The anticipated schedule for the acquisition process is as follows:


RFQQ Forms & Information

RFQQ #11-0005 Introduction
Ammendment 1: Response to Questions (Round 2) NEW!
Statement of Work
RFQQ Released February 3, 2011
Questions from Bidders (Round 1) February 11 by 4 p.m.
Responses to Questions Posted to WDFW Website & WEBS February 17, 2011
Questions from Bidders (Round 2 ) March 4, 2011 by 4 p.m.
Responses to Questions Posted to WDFW Website & WEBS March 10, 2011
Proposals (Bids) Due Back March 16, 2011 by 4 p.m.
Proposal Evaluation March 17-22, 2011
Oral Interviews (if necessary) March  22-25, 2011
Announcement of Contract Award March 29, 2011
Finalize & Sign Contract March 29-31, 2011
Work to Begin (vessel/equipment modifications if necessary) April 1, 2011
Vessel/Equipment Readiness Inspections (if necessary) To Be Determined
But No Later Than July 1, 2011
Fishing Begins August 1, 2011