Advertisement for Commercial Fish Buying Business Opportunity Proposals.
Sealed proposals will be received for commercial fish buying activities on the NEW Makah Commercial Dock.

Agency: Makah Indian Tribe-Port of Neah Bay
Robert P. Buckingham, Port Director
Michael J. Lawrence, Dock Manager

Proposal Closing Time/Day: 2:00 p.m., July 31, 2014

Proposal Submission must be addressed Attn: Jackie Svec at the following Locations:
Makah Tribal Center, 201 Resort Drive, Building 19 (for hand delivered proposals)
Post Office Box 115, Neah Bay, WA 98357 (by mail)

Description of Business Opportunity:
The Makah Indian Tribe owns the only operating commercial fishing dock in Neah Bay. The dock is currently under construction and will be placed in operation in October 2014. The dock is approximately 120’ by 130’, connected to shore by a 24’ by 380’ causeway. The dock includes a 5,700 square foot metal building with two offices, six hoists and an ice house. The Port of Neah Bay is requesting proposals for the use of fish buying stations with an office on the newly constructed dock. ALL responders to this opportunity will be required to provide proof of appropriate business licenses, insurances and financial due diligence.


Contact Information:
Proposal response packages will be available at the offices of the Makah Marina, 1321 Bay View Ave., Neah Bay, WA 98357. All questions are to be put in writing to the Port of Neah Bay, attention Michael J. Lawrence at: No verbal answers will be binding by the Port of Neah Bay or its consultants. Questions may be submitted until Noon on July 18, 2014. NOTE: All questions and answers will be provided to the entire potential bidder list.

Bid Package Distribution:
Contact Michael J. Lawrence, Dock Manager at (360) 645-2310 or email for details regarding the opportunity.

Bid Package Contents: Proposal Requirements:
Fish Buying Ordinance Business Proposal
Draft User Agreement Business References
Diagram of dock and buying stations Business Financials
3-year Catch Record Analysis

Proposals that meet the requirements, listed above, will be reviewed and interviews scheduled with the top responders’ within ten (10) working days of closing.

All fish buyers are required to have a current Makah Fish Buyers License.

The Makah Indian Tribe reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to waive informalities.

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