Requests for Proposals

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) practices Indian Preference in hiring and awarding of contracts.


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PROJECT:  Restoration of Tidal Flows in Herring Creek

The Wampanoag Tribe is seeking proposals for the dredging of Herring Creek, located in Aquinnah, Massachusetts.  The project is titled Restoration of Tidal Flows in Herring Creek.  The contractor selected for this work will be utilized on an as-needed and scheduled basis and will be working with Davis-Bacon wage scales.

SCOPE OF WORK includes but is not limited to:

  • The contractor shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local safety codes, regulations, legal requirements, permit conditions, etc.

  • The contractor shall take adequate precautions to protect all walks, streets, pavements, highway guards, curbing, edging, trees, plantings, structures, pipes, etc. on or off the premises, and shall repair and replace or otherwise make good at his/her own expense as rquired by the engineer or owner any items damaged as a result of the contractor's work.

  • The contractor shall dispose of all stumps, rubbish and debris in accordance with the specifications and all applicable codes and regulations. The contractor shall leave the project site in safe and clean condition upon completion of dredging operations.

  • The contractor shall provide adequate bracing and shoring of excavations in accordance with the requirements of all governing codes and regulations.

  • All surfaces disturbed by this work shall be restored to their original condition as detailed or as specified by the engineer.

  • Dredging sequence shall be coordinated to miinimize disturbance of existing conditions and operations.

  • Dredging shall take place within approved work windows.

  • All necessary fees and permits shall be obtained and paid for by the contractor.

  • Work shall comply with applicable municipal, state, and federal permis and requirements.

  • The contractor shall provide erosion control measures, as specified on the drawings, and as required by the permits.

  • Perimeter soil and erosion controls shall be placed prior to any construction activities. Contractor is to notify the engineer at least 48 hours prior to any construction activities. All soil and erosion controls shall be checked and repaired as necessary by the contractor.

  • The contract shall provide supplemental erosion control measures in order to prevent off-site transport of earth, sediment and debris.

  • All stockpile areas shall be surrounded by erosion control barriers until such time as the material is re-spread and stabilized or transported off site.

Complete Scope of Work available from the Natural Resources Department


Qualified and experienced individuals or firms must submit a sealed proposal.  Work is to be completed on an hourly rate basis.  All work must confirm to Davis-Bacon wage requirements.  All proposals will be for the period of January 2, 2019 - January 30, 2020 unless expressly agreed upon by both parties.  Proposals shall include:

  • A fee schedule.

  • A detailed estimate of hours required to address the needs identified in the Scope of Work.

  • Estimated costs for all materials, equipment, and services required to perform such work.

The contractor will be responsible for providing all equipment necessary to complete the work.  Should non customary administrative supplies be required to fulfill the project, markup on reimbursable supplies is not allowed due to the use of federal funds.


Work will commence at the earliest date possible after contract signature.


Bret Sterns, Natural Resources Director


Requests for additional information may be made to the Wampanoag Natural Resources Department at (508) 645-9265 x 141.
Please label all proposals: “ATTN: Herring Creek RFP”. Bids will be reviewed at the Tribal administration building during regular work hours within five (5) days of the submission date. The funding for this project derives from a grant awarded to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) form the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.


REQUEST FOR BIDS PLN2019-06 – Road Maintenance Services

The Department is seeking qualified & experienced landscape and roadway contractors for various maintenance activities necessary to keeping the tribe’s transportation system in good order. Activities may include, but are not limited to: brush & tree clearing, asphalt repair, loam & seeding, road sweeping, catch-basin cleaning, line painting, etc. Submissions due June 17th, or until filled.

REQUEST FOR BIDS #PLN2019-04 - Tribal Transportation Program Inventory Services

Details: The Wampanoag Tribe is seeking a consultant to review its Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) Inventory and update the database, forms, maps, etc. and input corrections to the national database. This work will build off of previous inventory submissions, and the Tribe’s Long Range Transportation Plan.

The successful consultant must have, or be able to secure access to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Roads Inventory Field Data System (RIFDS). Submissions due June 17th, or until filled.


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