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CLOSED: RecFIN Database MS-SQL Migration/Transition Development Roadmap

Submission deadline past
This RFP is seeking a qualified firm or individual to develop a “roadmap” for the transition of the RecFIN database from SAS to MS-SQL. The goal of the RecFIN database transition is to provide users with a state-of-the art suite of query and data access tools that will allow them to quickly access the information they need and understand what is included in the information they obtain. The design must account for potential future extension.

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Aug. 19, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Program Review of the National Marine Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Sampling Branch

Submission deadline past
PSMFC is searching for a qualified contractor to perform a program review of the National Marine Fisheries Service Northeast Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Sampling Branch. The aim of the review is to assess the progress, performance, achievements and lessons learned to date, and to recommend any changes in organizational structure and internal and external processes to improve future operational efficiency, quality and impact of the science center.

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Jul. 28, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Electronic Monitoring Systems for U.S. West Coast and Alaska Fishing Vessels

Submission deadline past
This document provides a Request for Proposal (RFP) for electronic monitoring (EM) camera system provider(s) to employ EM among vessels operating off the U.S. West Coast and in Alaskan waters. Although camera systems may be very similar between regions, logistics and application will be different between the two regions and as such, specific details are separated among regions.

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Jul. 25, 2014 alt text CLOSED: At-Sea Data Collection Mobile Application Development and Implementation

Submission deadline past
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to procure the professional services of a mobile application developer to create an application for collection of sampling data from recreational fishing trips at sea. PSMFC samplers conduct this sampling and currently record data on paper which are later entered into a database. The application will be a prototype to replace the current method, resulting in a more efficient, more accurate and more timely data collection system.

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Jul. 24, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Alaska Halibut CHP Survey

Submission deadline past
The description is, “The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) and Alaska Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) are requesting proposals for a survey research project that collects information on Alaska charter halibut permit (CHP) holders’ attitudes and preferences toward aspects of the recently-implemented Alaska Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (CSP)

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Jun. 27, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Electronic Monitoring in the North Pacific Fixed Gear Vessel Charter

Submission deadline past
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter approximately14 fixed gear vessels (e.g. longline or trap/pot fishing vessels) engaged in the sablefish, halibut and Pacific groundfish fisheries in Alaska to participate in a fisheries research project for testing camera based electronic monitoring (EM) systems.

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Jun. 26, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Economic Analysis of Revising the Designation of Steller Sea Lion Critical Habitat

Submission deadline past
PSMFC is seeking a contractor to assist its staff and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) with identifying, compiling, characterizing, and synthesizing economic data and associated information related to the economic use (both market and non-market), development, and commercial activities in and around the areas of proposed Stellar Sea Lion critical habitat boundaries that have or may reasonably be assumed to have a federal nexus (i.e., activities that may require some federal authorization, funding, or action that would trigger the ESA section 7 requirement for a federal agency to consult with NMFS regarding the effects of the action on critical habitat).

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Jun. 9, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Collecting Regional Economic Data for Southwest Alaska Fisheries – Survey Instrument Development and Key Informant Interview

Submission deadline past
The primary objective of the proposed project is to develop a survey instrument and supporting document(s) to be subsequently administered through a contractually unrelated project in which the instrument will be used to elicit regional economic information from fish harvesting vessels; and conduct key informant interviews with seafood processors and local businesses supplying inputs to the seafood industries in the Southwest Alaska region.

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Apr. 4, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Joint Survey of Pelagic and Demersal Habitats

Submission deadline past
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a fisheries research project investigating both the nearshore and the offshore habitats of fish and their food resources off the Oregon coast.

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Apr. 4, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Vessel Needed for Testing an Excluder in the Groundfish Bottom Trawl Flatfish Fishery

Submission deadline past
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a research project looking to evaluate the efficacy of a flexible sorting grid excluder designed to reduce sablefish, rockfish, and Pacific halibut bycatch in the west coast groundfish bottom trawl directed flatfish fishery (i.e. vessels targeting Dover sole, petrale sole, rex sole, English sole, etc.).

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Apr. 1, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Ocean Shrimp Trawl Vessel Needed for Eulachon Bycatch Project

Submission deadline past
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one ocean shrimp trawl vessel to participate in a research project looking to evaluate if simple enhancements to the visibility of the trawl components can be used to improve bycatch reduction for eulachon.

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Apr. 1, 2014 alt text CLOSED: Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) Assessment Scientist

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) and its assessment partners (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Fish Habitat Partnership. The PMEP seeks the services of an Assessment Scientist to work with the organizations producing deliverables for the three assessments, provide technical guidance, coordinate and assimilate scientific findings from key elements of each assessment, and produce a final report for the PMEP Nursery Habitat Assessment that incorporates the deliverables from the other two assessments, as appropriate.

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Dec. 13, 2013 alt text CLOSED: Southern California Shelf Rockfish Hook And Line Survey RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter three vessels to participate in a fisheries research project in 2013. The project will be in collaboration with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The timeline for the project will be approximately September 16 through September 28 and will require three chartered vessels. These dates are subject to change based upon weather, logistical, or other contingencies. Mobilization for the charters is scheduled for September 16-17 and is tentatively planned to occur in Oxnard, CA. Demobilization is scheduled for September 28 and is tentatively planned to occur in Long Beach, CA. A port call is planned for September 23 and will occur in a Southern California port city to be determined based on survey logistics. The Contractor agrees to furnish a vessel, crew, fuel, and bait necessary for sampling between 20 and 125 fathoms in the Pacific Ocean for shelf rockfish. The Captain and crew for all selected vessels will support the scientific party in the use of hook and line fishing gear deployed via rods and reels. In an effort to standardize gear, NMFS will supply the fishing gear that will be used during the survey. During mobilization, the vessel crew will tie gangions and prepare fishing equipment (rods, reels, sinkers, etc.).

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Apr. 1, 2013 alt text CLOSED: Vessel Assistance Needed for a Project Examining Effect of Artificial Light on Salmon Behavior and Escapement in a Pacific Hake Trawl RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a project looking to examine if artificial light can enhance the escapement rates of Chinook salmon out an open escape window bycatch reduction device (BRD) in a Pacific hake trawl. This project seeks to conduct 10 sample days (depending on vessel charter rate) between 15 May and 31 August 2013. Data on Chinook salmon escapement will be collected using two autonomous, high-resolution, low-light, color video camera systems. The number of tows conducted per day will be determined by catch rates, weather, and other logistical concerns. The port used for mobilization and demobilization will be determined once a contractor has been selected. The mobilization time is necessary for loading gear, setting up equipment, and orienting the scientific crew with the vessel. The demobilization time frame will include offloading the scientific gear brought aboard the vessel during the project. PSMFC will be responsible for providing all scientific equipment needed for the project. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, Pacific hake fishing industry, and the NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC).

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Mar. 22, 2013 alt text CLOSED: Alaska Fisheries Catch Accounting System II RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) seeks a contractor to develop a new version of the Catch Accounting System (CAS II) for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Alaska Region (AKR). In consultation with AKR staff, the contractor will perform all related duties pertaining to the development effort, including project management, design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation of the new system.

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Feb. 19, 2013 alt text CLOSED: Bottom Trawl Vessel Needed for Testing a Pacific Halibut Excluder RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a research project testing a flexible sorting grid Pacific halibut excluder in the west coast groundfish bottom trawl fishery. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, the NOAA Fisheries-Northwest Fisheries Science Center-Habitat and Conservation Engineering group (NWFSC-H&CE), and the west coast groundfish fishing industry.

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Feb. 15, 2013 alt text CLOSED: RECFIN Mobile Data Collection Application Development and Implementation RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to procure the professional services of a mobile application developer to create an application for entry of face-to-face survey interview data from recreational fishing anglers at the conclusion of their trip. Currently PSMFC’s samplers conduct these interviews and record the responses on paper. This application will be a prototype to replace that method, resulting in a more efficient, accurate, and timely data collection system.

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Feb. 1, 2013 alt text CLOSED: Economic Analyses of Critical Habitat Designations for Arctic Ringed Seals and the Beringia Distinct Population Segment of Bearded Seals RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed to list Arctic ringed seals and the Beringia distinct population segment (DPS) of bearded seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Section 4(a)(3) of the ESA requires that, to the extent practicable and determinable, critical habitat be designated concurrently with the listing of a species. If critical habitat is not determinable at that time, NMFS may take up to one additional year from the date when the final rule to list a species is due to designate critical habitat (should ringed and bearded seals be listed, this date would be June 10, 2013).

Under the direction of, and in close coordination with, the Regional Economist, NMFS –Alaska Region, the Contractor shall perform (i) three principal tasks with respect to Arctic ringed seals, 5 (ii) three principal tasks with respect to the Beringia DPS of bearded seals, and (iii) one principal task with respect to Arctic ringed seals and the Beringia DPS of bearded seals combined.

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Nov. 15, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Alaska Fishery Electronic Reporting and Data Access Tools RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) seeks a contractor to provide software engineering support, and related duties, to the Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS). The purpose of the IERS is to support timely and accurate reporting, data retrieval, and information access for management of fisheries off Alaska.

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Oct. 15, 2012 alt text CLOSED: California Fish Passage Forum Coordinator RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The California Fish Passage Forum (Forum), a recognized Fish Habitat Partnership (FHP) under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP), is seeking a part-time coordinator to work with Forum membership in advancing and further developing the partnership.

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Sep. 17, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Vessel Needed for Codend Selectivity Study in the Groundfish Bottom Trawl Fishery RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter a vessel engaged in the west coast groundfish bottom trawl fishery to participate in a study to examine size selection characteristics of three codends that differ in mesh size and configuration. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, the NOAA Fisheries-Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), and the west coast groundfish bottom trawl fishing industry.

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Jul. 10, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Re-Posted Young of the Year (YOY) Groundfish RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Re-Posted: Suitable contractor/vessel not obtained during original RFP posting.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a fisheries research project investigating young-of-the-year (YOY) groundfish along the Newport Hydrographic Line (NH-Line) in coordination with ongoing zooplankton surveys in the area. The project will be in collaboration with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) employees from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) and Oregon State University.

The timeline for the project will be approximately mid July 2012 through February 2013. These dates are subject to change based upon weather, logistical, or other contingencies. Mobilization and demobilization for the charter will be conducted in Newport, OR.

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Jun. 29, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Southern California Bight Shelf Rockfish Project

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter two vessels to participate in a fisheries research project in 2012. The project will be in collaboration with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The Contractor agrees to furnish a vessel, crew, fuel, and bait necessary for sampling between 20 and 125 fathoms in the Pacific Ocean for shelf rockfish.

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Jun. 8, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Analysis and Regulatory Development for Catch Shares Programs and Cost Recovery Programs in the Federal Fisheries Off Alaska

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) seeks a contractor to prepare the analysis and implementation plan necessary for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Region, to implement catch share programs and cost recovery programs in the federal fisheries off Alaska.

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May. 15, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Vessel Needed for Testing Rockfish Excluder in the Pacific Whiting Fishery RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter a vessel engaged in the Pacific whiting fishery to participate in a pilot study testing a Bycatch Reduction Device (BRD) designed to reduce rockfish bycatch. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, the NOAA Fisheries-Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), and the west coast Pacific whiting fishing industry.

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May. 8, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Young of the Year (YOY) Groundfish Project RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one vessel to participate in a fisheries research project investigating young-of-the-year (YOY) groundfish along the Newport Hydrographic Line (NH-Line) in coordination with ongoing zooplankton surveys in the area. The project will be in collaboration with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) employees from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) and Oregon State University.

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Apr. 17, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Sub-yearling Chinook Salmon Ocean Project RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one purse seine vessel to participate in a fisheries research project investigating the distribution and abundance of sub-yearling Chinook salmon north and south of the Columbia River. The project will be in collaboration with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) employees from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) and Oregon State University.

The total number of sampling days is expected to be 16; 4 days/month starting in late June through Sept/October 2012 depending on vessel availability and weather conditions. These dates are subject to change based upon weather, logistical, or other contingencies. Loading and unloading for the charter will be conducted in Astoria/Warrenton OR.

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Mar. 1, 2012 alt text CLOSED: PSMFC A-133 Compliant Single Audit RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) is requesting proposals from qualified, independent certified public accountants that are capable of performing an A-133 compliant single audit for FY 2012 in compliance with the cost principles and standards set forth in Federal Office of Management and Budget Circulars A-87, A-102, A-133 and Federal Regulation 2 CFR 225.

Feb. 14, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Acoustic Assessment of the Distribution and Abundance of Widow Rockfish RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter a vessel to participate in a pilot research project to examine the distribution and abundance of widow rockfish at selected survey sites off of Oregon and Washington.

Feb. 10, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Pikeminnow Theme Consulting RFQ

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) is seeking an independent contractor with public affairs experience to provide new branding themes for the Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery. This annual fishery pays anglers to catch Northern Pikeminnow and is designed to reduce predation on juvenile salmonids in the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

Feb. 9, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Audio/Video Room Support RFQ

Submission deadline passed.
PSMFC is seeking quotes from qualified independent contractors who will be available to support and maintain the PSMFC Audio/Visual (AV) and teleconferencing equipment located in two conference rooms in Portland, OR and one conference room in Kennewick, WA. The goal of the AV support is to maintain the hardware and software in the 3 conference rooms and trouble shoot any problems.

Feb. 6, 2012 alt text CLOSED: Midwater Trawl Vessel Needed for Testing a Bycatch Reduction Device in the Pacific RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one midwater trawl vessel engaged in the Pacific whiting, Merluccius productus, fishery to participate in a project testing a Bycatch Reduction Device (BRD) designed to reduce Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, and rockfish, Sebastes spp., bycatch. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service-Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), and the west coast Pacific whiting fishing industry.

Aug. 22, 2011 alt text CLOSED: Supplier of Temporary Scientific, Professional, and Informaiton Technology RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) Commercial Fisheries Program (CFP) intends to contract with one or more firms on an as needed basis to provide professional staffing support to PSMFC CFP to fill job titles in a range of technical and nontechnical positions including, but not limited to, Information Technology, Sciences, Statistics and/or Mathematics, Economics and other social sciences, field staff and support positions. These positions are typically located within the 5 State boundaries of the PSMFC member States of Alaska, Idaho, California, Oregon and Washington.

Aug. 15, 2011 alt text CLOSED: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Oracle Support RFP

Submission deadline passed.
It is the intent of this Request for Proposals (RFP) and resulting contract(s) to establish an agreement for professional services to support various Oracle platforms within the PSMFC network. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) currently houses multiple data programs, some of which use Oracle technologies. Furthermore, the level of support varies within those programs. The goal is to attract companies with a strong and varied background in Oracle technologies to augment and improve current PSMFC staff capabilities.

Jun. 16, 2011 alt text CLOSED: Bottom Trawl Vessel Needed for Testing a Pacific Halibut Excluder RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one stern trawling fishing vessel to participate in a fisheries research project testing a Bycatch Reduction Device (BRD) designed to reduce Pacific halibut, Hippoglossus Stenolepsis, bycatch in the west coast groundfish bottom trawl fishery. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service-Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), and the west coast groundfish fishing industry.

Jun. 16, 2011 alt text CLOSED: Midwater Trawl Vessel Needed for Testing a Bycatch Reduction Device RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter one midwater trawl vessel engaged in the Pacific whiting, Merluccius productus, fishery to participate in a project testing a Bycatch Reduction Device (BRD) designed to reduce Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, and rockfish, Sebastes spp., bycatch. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service-Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), and the west coast Pacific whiting fishing industry.

May. 23, 2011 alt text CLOSED: PSMFC Website Redesign and Implementation RFP

Submission deadline passed.
It is the intent of this Request for Proposals (RFP) and resulting contract to establish an agreement for the professional services for a website developer to redesign the current website and content management system in order to modernize, streamline, and make the PSMFC website more useable, professional, and adaptable for future uses and upgrades. The website redesign is intended to improve the functionality of the website and to provide information and interactivity with members of the organization and the general public.

May. 16, 2011 alt text CLOSED: Maintenance and Enhancements to the Distributed Electronic Data Systems for West Coast Commercial Fisheries RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) has successfully deployed a number of distributed Microsoft Access applications including, but not limited to, vessel and scientific logbooks, data capture systems for research data, applications, query tools and user interfaces to support reporting these data and the E-Ticket and Compliance Monitor applications which went into the production environment on January 11, 2011 enabling electronic submission of West Coast commercial fisheries landing data.

May. 16, 2011 alt text CLOSED: Alaska Fisheries Information Network Database Development RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Alaska Fisheries Information Network (AKFIN) is a program of Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) that maintains a data warehouse comprised of Alaska State and federal commercial fisheries data, as well as fisheries economic data collected through other projects within PSMFC. PSMFC/AKFIN is seeking to subcontract with an information technology (IT) company to provide continued support in the following key areas...

May. 9, 2011 alt text CLOSED: Telephone Surveys for Angler Fishing Effort and Economic Data RFP

Submission deadline passed.
This request for proposal (RFP) is to review the technical expertise, pricing structure and cost for potential contractors. The work will be to conduct ongoing fishing effort surveys through use of state electronic fishing license frames in California, Oregon and Washington. Occasionally, economic surveys may also be conducted using the angler license frame or additional angler contact information collected by other surveys in the field. The surveys are to be conducted primarily by telephone, but may include internet options for some surveys. The successful contractor will be utilized to conduct the various telephone surveys needed by PSMFC in its partnership with its member state fishery agencies in managing their marine fisheries for the next 3-4 years.

May. 1, 2011 alt text CLOSED: PSMFC Indirect Cost Allocation Study RFP

Submission deadline passed.
PSMFC will contract with a single firm to provide the services described herein. Proposals shall fully address the scope of work below and include a description of all deliverables and activities. PSMFC expects to award a contract by July 1, 2011. The contract term shall be for five years and will include services to initially develop an ICAP and train staff to update this plan on an annual basis. The contract may also include options to renew the contract for additional periods of time.

Apr. 12, 2011 alt text CLOSED: Electronic Fisheries System for West Coast Commercial Fisheries RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) successfully deployed the E-Ticket and Compliance Monitor applications into the production environment on January 11, 2011 enabling electronic data submissions of West Coast commercial fisheries landing data. The predecessor of this system was used in the West Coast whiting fishery for the last four years. PSMFC is seeking proposals to provide continued support for this system as well as enhancements over time.

Apr. 4, 2011 alt text CLOSED: Bering Sea Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Economic Data Report Data Validation RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council developed the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Crab Rationalization Program over a 6-year period to accommodate the specific dynamics and needs of the BSAI crab fisheries. The BSAI Crab Rationalization Program is comprised of a number of novel aspects, and the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council (Council) is interested in ensuring that it will be able to adequately assess the impact of the Program and future management changes on affected parties. Therefore, the Council specified that a mandatory economic data collection program be developed to provide employment, cost, and sales data necessary to understand the economic performance of harvesters and processors participating in BSAI crab fisheries. Annual Economic data reports (EDRs) that collect quantitative financial information about harvesters' and processors' crab operations were specifically developed for the crab fisheries. Completion and submission of EDR forms are required as a condition of permit renewal and continued participation in the crab fishery since the program was implemented in 2005.

Feb. 4, 2011 alt text CLOSED: Don't Move a Mussel II - Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Educational and Training Video RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Proposals are requested to film (in high definition format), record, create graphics, provide professional voiceover, script, edit and complete the total production of a 40-50 minute remake of the current “Don’t Move a Mussel” video.

Nov. 12, 2010 alt text CLOSED: Professional Services West Coast Groundfish Observer Program RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Managers of the West Coast groundfish fishery need reliable information on discarded catch in order to assess and account for total fishing mortality and to evaluate the effectiveness of management measures, including rebuilding plans for depleted stocks. During the past decade, trip limits for West Coast groundfish vessels have been substantially reduced, and trip limits have been applied to increasing numbers of species. If discard mortality is higher than currently projected, then overall fishing mortality rates will likely be higher than sustainable levels. Without current and ongoing information on the levels of catch and discard in the fishery, managers may be either overfishing or missing harvest opportunities by wide margins.

Oct. 15, 2010 alt text CLOSED: Editing Assistance for Watershed Assessment Plans RFQ

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheriess Commission is requesting quotes for qualified individuals to assist PSMFC staff with editing watershed assessment plans.

Aug. 1, 2010 alt text CLOSED: West Coast Governers' Agreement on Ocean Health Action Plan RFP

Submission deadline passed.
In 2006, the Governors of California, Oregon and Washington announced the West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health (WCGA). The Agreement launched a new, proactive regional collaboration to protect and manage the ocean and coastal resources along the entire West Coast, as called for in the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission.

Jul. 1, 2010 alt text CLOSED: Midwater Trawl Vessel Needed to Conduct a Research Project Testing a Bycatch Reduction Device in the Pacific Whiting Fishery off Central Oregon RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter a stern trawling fishing vessel engaged in the Pacific whiting fishery to participate in a fisheries research project testing a Bycatch Reduction Device (BRD) designed to reduce Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, and rockfish, Sebastes spp., bycatch. This project will be a collaborative study between the PSMFC, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the west coast Pacific whiting fishing industry. PSMFC and NMFS will be responsible for designing the project and providing any supplies needed to modify the BRD for the experiment. PSMFC and NMFS will provide all scientific equipment. This research charter will be conducted over two chartered trips totaling no more than 8 to 10 days at sea: one prior to the opening of the shore-based sector of the Pacific whiting fishery, and the other after the closure of the shore-based sector of the Pacific whiting fishery. One chartered vessel will be required. The actual days at sea are subject to change based upon weather, sampling logistics, and/or contingencies. Mobilization and demobilization will be conducted in Newport, OR. The mobilization time is necessary for completing the following: (1) loading gear, (2) planning use of deck space, (3) setting up electronics, and (4) orienting the scientific crew with the vessel. The demobilization time frame will include offloading and packing of scientific gear brought aboard the vessel for the project.

Mar. 8, 2010 alt text CLOSED: Director, Collaborative Fisheries Research Organization RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) seeks a skilled, creative, and ambitious contractor to serve as the Director of a newly created Collaborative Fisheries Research (CFR) organization. The CFR organization is a partnership between PSMFC, California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) and the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC).

Feb. 4, 2010 alt text CLOSED: Big Sur In-stream Flow Assessment RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) has obtained funding from the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) to assist the California Department of Fish and Game (Department) in conducting an instream flow study in the Big Sur River and lagoon in Monterey County. PSMFC will subcontract a portion of this funding to a qualified firm to conduct portions of both Tasks 1 (Lagoon Assessment) and 2 (Habitat Suitability), including the progress reports and final reports, as outlined in Section 2.3 below. PSMFC will also hire one biologist to assist the firm in conducting Task 2 (Habitat Suitability).

Jan. 18, 2010 alt text CLOSED: Experimental Evaluation of Protocols for Eliminating Live Dreissenid Mussel Larvae and Adults from Recreational Watercraft RFP

Submission deadline passed.
As state and regional organizations attempt to enhance efforts to prevent the continued spread of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) in the West, uncertainty remains about protocols intended to eliminate live larval and adult mussels from contaminated watercraft. In September 2009, the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species (WRP) adopted the “Recommended Uniform Minimum Protocols and Standards for Watercraft Interception Programs for Dreissenid Mussels in the Western United States.” The protocols and standards recommended in this document are directed at preventing the inadvertent transfer of quagga/zebra mussels from areas where they are currently present to unaffected waters on trailered watercraft and equipment, and largely rely on use of hot water and pressure washing equipment to kill and remove all visible mussels (live and dead) and veligers from all areas of the watercraft, engine, trailer, and equipment. The document also highlights the need for research to determine the effectiveness of current decontamination strategies. This report can be found at:

Sep. 23, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Statistician Services for Albacore Catch per Unit Effort Study RFB

Submission deadline passed.
This project focuses on sampling of the recreational for‐hire fleet targeting North Pacific albacore and other highly migratory species (HMS) from ports on the U.S. west coast. The objective of the project is to design a data collection pilot program that would employ onboard observers, enhanced dockside sampling, or a combination of both to determine what long‐term modifications to current sampling programs would be necessary to produce more reliable estimates of catch and effort from the fleet.

Sep. 10, 2009 alt text CLOSED: PSMFC Employee Benefits Broker Services RFP

Submission deadline passed.
PSMFC currently has 450 employees across the five member states of Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Only 250 of these employees are currently eligible for full benefits. Full-year and seasonal employees working more than 20 hours per week are eligible for health benefits through PSMFC. Health benefits consist of medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage.

Aug. 10, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Vessel Needed for Testing Bycatch Reduction Device in the Pink Shrimp Fishery Off Central Oregon RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter a double-rigged shrimp trawling fishing vessel to participate in a fisheries research project. The project will be in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)/Northwest Fisheries Science Center, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). PSMFC, NMFS, and ODFW will be responsible for designing the project and providing any supplies needed to modify the vessel’s groundlines for the experiment. PSMFC, NMFS, and ODFW will provide all scientific equipment.

Jul. 28, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Midwater Trawl Vessel Needed to Test Bycatch Reduction Device in the Pacific Whiting Fishery Off Central Oregon Coast

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) intends to charter a stern trawling fishing vessel to participate in a fisheries research project in the fall of 2009. The project will be in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

Jul. 22, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Scott River Spawning Gravel Evaluation and Enhancement Plan RFP

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Identify spawning habitat availability basin‐wide. Compile, analyze, and summarize existing data and use aerial photo interpretation to estimate spawning habitat availability. Through coordination with the Siskiyou Resource Conservation District (SQRCD) conduct limited field work to map and quantify spawning habitat availability within or in the proximity of suitable rearing habitat. Map on aerial photos, digitize into GIS, quantify spawning habitat by sub‐reach, density, suitability, and habitat availability vs. spawning use.

Mar. 5, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Little Shasta River Fish Passage Design

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The successful Respondent will perform project management including working with the CDFG, the landowner and the water users to complete the project in the time and dollar amount allowed. The Scope of Work includes...

Jan. 13, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Shasta River Spawning Gravel Evaluation RFP

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This project will evaluate the quantity, quality, distribution, and sources of existing coarse sediment and spawning gravel supplies, to determine if spawning gravel augmentation is needed in the Shasta River and tributaries. Based on the results of this evaluation, the project will develop a Spawning Gravel Enhancement and Monitoring Plan that recommends spawning gravel restoration or enhancement actions, identifies potential spawning gravel augmentation locations, specifies augmentation methods and volumes, develops sediment composition specifications, and recommends initial augmentation sources and frequencies. The Plan will evaluate the need for spawning habitat structures to enhance and/or retain existing gravel supplies and, if deemed necessary, recommend at least five priority stream reaches where spawning gravels should be augmented. Where river access is available, the Plan should encompass the following reaches: the Shasta River Canyon, Yreka Creek, Shasta River from Dwinnell Dam to Hwy A12, Parks Creek, Big Springs Creek, the Little Shasta River, and the mouth of Julian Creek.

Jan. 5, 2009 alt text CLOSED: West Coast Community Economic Survey RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation with NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center, is conducting business and household surveys for eight small, fishing engaged communities in Washington, Oregon, and California. The communities in the West Coast Community Economic Survey include two in Washington (Westport, Blaine), two in Oregon (Newport, Brookings), and four in California (Crescent City, Fort Bragg, Bodega Bay, Moss Landing).

Jan. 4, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Shasta Springs Ranches Irrigation Efficiency Study RFP

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The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) are seeking an engineering consultant to submit a competitive bid to develop an irrigation efficiency study for the Shasta Springs Ranches. The purpose of the study will be to identify potential opportunities to reduce surface water use on the Shasta Springs Ranches. These potential water savings will provide a basis for negotiations to increase in‐stream flows in the Shasta River and Parks Creek to benefit salmon and steelhead. The properties are located approximately 4 miles below Lake Shastina, in Siskiyou County. The project will include an analysis of surface water and groundwater diversions on the Shasta Springs Ranches. The study will result in recommendations for modifying irrigation practices based on the premise that opportunities exist to maintain ranch productivity; allow the ranch to remain profitable and reduce, if possible, surface water diversions from the Shasta River and Parks Creek; which may make water available to improve conditions for fish.

Jan. 4, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Amendment 80 Economic Data Report Data Validation RFP

Submission deadline passed.
This solicitation is for proposals to design and conduct a data quality assessment (DQA) for confidential economic data submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service and its contractor, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. The data to be assessed are reported under federal regulation on an annual basis by fishing vessels operating within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska.

Jan. 4, 2009 alt text CLOSED: Central California Logistics and Support for Tagging of Rockfish RFP

Submission deadline passed.
The Contractor agrees to furnish logistics support for mobilization and demobilization as well as vessels, crew, fuel, and bait necessary for tagging rockfish in the Central California coast. Tagging will occur from vessels equipped to collect fish with hook and line gear and/or trap gear.

Jul. 25, 2008 alt text CLOSED: Bycatch Characterization in the Pacific Halibut Fishery RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center and Regional Office (NMFS) and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), proposes to contract for the recruitment, selection, employment, supervision and deployment of 4 to 8 NMFS-certified groundfish observers to assist in research being conducted in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska on halibut longline vessels. The project will be conducted in the Gulf of Alaska in April and May 2008 and in the Bering Sea in July and August 2008, with two vessels fishing concurrently in each location. The total observer coverage needed is expected to be approximately 16 observer months, subject to research requirements.

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