Project Title
 Gray Whale Body Condition
Type of Post
 Request for Proposals
Project Owner
Makah Tribe
Link to original solicitation
 Complete plans, specs & addenda are available here.
Estimated Contract Value
Bid Close: Date and Time
 04/30/15 at 8:00 AM PST
Specific instructions: bid closing, mandatory meeting, bonding, insurance…
See RFP in link above.
Additional documentation links and their importance.
 Complete plans, specs & addenda are available here.
Subcontractor / Supplier Goals, Set Asides, Preferences
Scope of work
Details and requirements of work:
1.) Use methods established by Bradford et al. (2012) to evaluate the body condition of gray whales in photographs collected by the Makah Tribe and the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Northwest Washington
2.) Analyze all gray whale photographs from surveys in June – November from 1996 – 2004 and 2011 – 2014. There are roughly 70,000 photographs to be analyzed for this project.
3.) Use the program R to run a multinomial ordinal logistics regression to determine what environment and time factors most strongly affect gray whale body condition.
4.) Write results into a manuscript for publication in a journal to be selected by contractor and co-authors Jonathan Scordino, Pat Gearin, and Merrill Gosho who collected the field photos.
Point of contact
Any questions on this bid can be addressed to Jonathan Scordino at (360) 640-0959 or by email at

Makah Tribe

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