Request for Qualifications

The Nez Perce Tribe Department of Technology Services is advertising the Request for Qualifications to provide engineering services that will facilitate permit application to Idaho Transportation Department; City of Lewiston; Port of Lewiston rail; and, WATCO Railroad Company for the burial of a fiber optic telecommunications conduit within the respective rights of way.

  • WATCO Rail line from red Wolfe Bridge, Clarkston, WA (13,500 ft)

  • Port of Lewisotn rail line (3,500 ft)

  • Port of Lewiston Roadways - City of Lewiston (3,631 ft)

  • ITD Median Hwy 95 to Casino (238 ft)

  • ITD Median Hwy 95 Casino to south side of Spalding Bridge (28,750 ft)

Compliance with Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) regulations will apply.

This Request for Qualifications does not commit the Nez Perce Tribe to enter into an agreement, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal or in subsequent negotiations.

Firms interested are asked to provide the folliwng in their response packet:

  • Letter of Interest

  • Statement of firm qualifications regarding engineering support provided related to the project task(s)

  • Statement of experience with WATCO Rail, Municipal and ID Dept of Transportation rights of way permit processes

Evaluation will be conducted by a committee, who will consider the individual merits of each proposal received. Proposals should demonstrate the qualifications and provide all information requested. Failure to include all requested information may result in non-qualification and or rejection.

Evalution Criteria:

Quality Control
Include description of firms' procedures for assuring quality control in scheduling, costs control and overall project coordiation

Firm Experience
Identify company history, projects of similar nature undertaken in the recent past, describe forms structure in relationship to the task identified herein.

Available Resources
Identify office and personnel resources available to address the task identified herein.
Ability to complete the project task
Demonstrate firms’ knowledge of the processes and requirements of the task identified herein. Provide clear description of how the firms will address and accomplish the necessary tasks of this project.

Direct all project questions to Danae Wilson 208-621-3566 or

Proposals due to:
Nez Perce Tribe
Dept. of Technology Services
Attn: Danae Wilson
PO Box 365
Lapwai ID 83540; or,
In person at Vets Building, Dept. of Technology offices, Lapwai

Packets Due: August 1, 2017 by 4:30 pm





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