Nisqually Indian Tribe – Request for Qualifications – Nisqually Multi-Denominational Church Project

The Tribe is a federally recognized Indian Tribe having a governing body and reserved sovereign powers over persons, property and activities within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Nisqually Indian Reservation, located in the State of Washington. The governing representative body of the Tribe, the Nisqually Tribal Council, may enter into contracts with various funding entities to provide services for the members of the Tribe.


The Nisqually Indian Tribe is currently requesting Letters of Interest from qualified Architectural Firms for the Nisqually Multi-Denominational Church Project. The Church Design Project involves working closely with the Cemetery Committee and Planning Department and the tribal community through participation at public meetings, necessary to create an acceptable design for a church, and to put together all architectural renderings and engineering specifications necessary and appropriate for construction, and providing assistance and guidance in selection of a qualified construction company to build the church.

Requested Qualifications and Information

Architectural design firms interested in being considered for participation in the project should provide the following information;

  1. Name of Firm
  2. Qualifications of Key Staff
  3. Track Record in Completing Similar Projects
  4. Outline of Approach to be Used in Completing Project
  5. List of References.

Submittal Process

Please reference ‘Nisqually Church Project’ in responding and send the above information to:

Nisqually Indian Tribe
Attn: Jill Wall
4820 She Nah Num Dr. SE
Olympia, WA 98513.

All letters must be received on or before 4PM, Friday, May 2, 2014.


Firms with questions regarding the above should direct questions to Tribal Special Projects Planner Allen Frazier at (360) 456-5221, or

Thank you for your interest.

Definitions:    “Tribe”            is Nisqually Indian Tribe

“Bidder”         an individual submitting qualifications to Nisqually Tribe

“Contractor”   One who contracts to perform services in accordance with a   contract

The Nisqually Tribe reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received as a result of this RFQ. If a proposal is selected, it will be the most advantageous regarding quality of service, the bidder’s qualifications and capabilities to provide the specified service(s), and other factors which the Tribe may consider. The Tribe does not intend to award a contract fully on the basis of any response made to the proposal; the Tribe reserves the right to consider proposals for modifications at any time before a contract would be awarded, and negotiations would be undertaken with the bidder whose proposal is deemed to best meet the Tribe’s specifications and needs.


The contractor will protect, defend and indemnify the Nisqually Tribe, its officers, agents volunteers and employees from any and all liabilities, claims, liens fines, demands and costs, including legal fees, of whatsoever kind and nature which may result in injury or death to any persons, including the Contractors own employees and loss of damages to any property, including property owned or in the care, custody or control of the Nisqually Tribe in connection with or in any way incident to or arising out of the occupancy, use, service, operations, performance or non-performance of work in connection with this contract resulting in whole or in part from negligent acts or omissions of contractor, any sub-contractor, or any employee, agent or representative of the contactor or any sub-contractor.


The owner wishes 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 preference in employment.
  • Native preference in contracting.
  • 1.75% Employment Rights tax on all projects $20,000 and over.

Contact Jill WAll for more information about TERO Notice and TERO Compliance Plan

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