Request for Proposal-Review and analyze proposed national policy and regulatory initiatives, Council plans, programs and policies.

Request for Proposals

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (Council) is soliciting proposals  for contractual services listed below.

CONTRACT SERVICE: Review and analyze proposed national policy and regulatory initiatives, Council plans, programs and policies.

CONTRACT PERIOD: The contract is expected to begin in December 2021 and be completed by March 2021.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Contractor will conduct a thorough review of proposed national fishery policy and regulatory initiatives and/or changes, current Council fishery ecosystem plans, programs and activities as conducted under the MSA. The Contractor will also consider local and regional policy changes and impacts to Council programs where applicable. The Contractor will assist in drafting documents related to the Council’s programs.

ELIGIBILITY: The potential Contractor must:

  • Have a detailed working knowledge of the Magnuson-Steven Act and other statutory authorities as related to fishery and marine resource management and conservation;
  • Be familiar with the purpose, role and responsibilities of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council;
  • Have working knowledge of the US Pacific Islands, communities, culture and natural resources;
  • Have demonstrated ability and expertise to efficiently review and analyze fishery policy; and
  • Be available to start the project immediately in December 2021 and complete the project by March 2021.

REQUIREMENTS: The Contractor will work in close coordination with the Council staff to meet deliverable timelines and produce professional technical reports. The contractor will communicate as needed with agency and/or industry/community representatives.

HOW TO APPLY: Proposal submissions should include the following items (maximum 3 pages): a. Name, affiliation, and contact information of the principal contractor(s); b. Brief statement of the services provided to address the scope of work and requirements as stated; c. fee schedule; and d. a curriculum vitae for project personnel.

Proposals may be submitted by e-mail (attach materials in PDF files) to or regular mail to: Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Proposals will be welcome until December 10, 2021 or until a contractor is engaged

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