Columbia Basin agencies seek assistance for endangered species work

Federal agencies responsible for the federal Columbia River Basin hydroelectric system invite proposals from firms to assist in their implementation of the Endangered Species Act. Responses are due Feb. 10.

The Federal Caucus is a group of nine federal agencies tasked with implementing the Endangered Species Act in the hydropower-rich Columbia Basin. The group seeks small businesses to provide advisory and assistance services to support and improve caucus operations.

The work includes scheduling and facilitating meetings, coordinating with Federal Caucus executives and their policy staffs, leading development of caucus annual work plans, informing the President's Office of the Council on Environmental Quality of regional activities, assembling information and preparing advisory papers, and advising on communication with states, tribes, and stakeholders.

Applicants are to have experience working within the confines of the Endangered Species Act, especially as related to hydropower operations and salmon recovery. The procurement is set aside for small business concerns.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering solicitation No. R11PS10018 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are due Feb. 10. For information, contact Misty Gates, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation - PN - Regional Office, 1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, ID, 83706; (1) 208-378-5079; E-mail:

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