Biostatistician sought for U.S. Columbia Basin salmon program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks proposals to provide biostatistical services for the Northwestern Region's Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program. Responses are due Sept. 20.

The Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program (AFEP) conducts scientific investigations to aid recovery of endangered salmon and other species. That is accomplished by improving fish passage conditions in the Columbia and Snake rivers to maximize survival of juvenile salmon and the return of spawning adults.

The program seeks a biostatistician to provide statistical review of research proposals and draft reports for various research projects in the Corps' Walla Walla and Portland districts. Most of the work is to focus on lab or field evaluations of salmon at hydroelectric projects.

Proposals are to describe how the bidder meets the needs of the Corps by demonstration of education, experience, past performance references, scientific credibility, and written communication skills.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF11R0039 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are due by 10 a.m., Pacific time, Sept. 20. For information, contact Mary Van Sickle, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7204; E-mail:

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