Request for Qualifications

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Engineering for Fish Counter/Camera Project

The Nisqually Natural Resources Department on behalf of the Nisqually Indian Tribe is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested Engineers or Engineering Firms with experience in Fisheries projects to submit proposals for the fish Counter/Camera system project. This project is to engineer and design the picket system to channel returning adult Salmon into customer purchased Vaki Riverwatcher fish counter/camera system to be installed within the existing vertical slot fish ladder steps of Centralia City Lights diversion Dam located outside of Yelm WA. The design will allow for safe installation and removal of system, allow for minimizing fish delay issues and have fish trapping options for the future. Fish ladder blueprints are available upon request emailing Bill St. Jean @

SEALED RFQ’s: Vendors will deliver three applications to the following address either by hand or by postal/parcel service:
Nisqually Indian Tribe
4820 She-Nah-Num Drive SE
Olympia WA. 98513
Phone: 360-456-5221
Att: Jill Wall
Financial Services-Contracts

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMITAL SHALL BE May 12 by 4:00 pm (extended from May 8th).

Statement of Qualifications received after the above-cited time will be considered late and are not acceptable unless waived by the Tribes Financial Services Contract Manager

  • Please mark the envelopes clearly with Sealed RFQ Natural Resources Dept.,project #55015-5118
  • Questions may be directed to Bill St. Jean Enhancement Program Manager (360)438-8687 ex.2141 or e-mail at

The owner intends to make available any and all opportunities for employment and training for Nisqually Tribal Members, their immediate families, and all other Native Americans. Therefore, the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO) is in effect for this project. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Native American preference in employment. We have set a goal for each project to employ 35% TERO Referrals.
  • Native American preference in contracting.
  • 1.75% Employment Rights tax on projects $20,000 and over

It is the responsibility of the contractor to contact the TERO office for details.
Bob Iyall
360/456/5221 ext.1128
360/339/0568 cell

NOTE: If your company is awarded a contract related to this opportunity (or other opportunities) and/or added jobs, please let us know. Native PTAC is funded in part through the Dept. of Defense. Our goal under Economic Development is to report financial and job growth through our assistance as an aggregate to clients and partners. We greatly appreciate your attention to this detail which allows this program to continue to provide services at no-cost to you. Award Reporting