CLOSED: Vessel Needed for Testing Rockfish Excluder in the Pacific Whiting Fishery RFP

Submission deadline passed.
Deadline for questions: 5.18.2012

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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Original posting date: 5.8.2012

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.

The timeline for the project will be approximately March 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. The mobilization time frame is necessary for completing the following tasks: (1) loading gear (2) setting up electronics (3) orientating the scientific crew with the vessel (3) safety orientation. The demobilization time frame will include cleaning, unloading, and packing any scientific gear brought aboard the vessel for the project. Because the research trips are expected to be day trips, mobilization and demobilization will likely occur on the day of the trips. If possible mobilization and/or demobilization may occur the day prior to or the following research trips. In addition, storing some gear on the vessel between trips may occur if the vessel and scientific crew agree to this.

The Contractor agrees to furnish a vessel, crew, fuel, and gear necessary for sampling between 15 and 150 fm (1 – 25 nautical miles offshore) in the Pacific Ocean for young-of-the-year groundfish using a seven-foot video beam trawl system The Captain and crew for the selected vessel will support the scientific party in the deployment and retrieval of a beam trawl and rough sorting of the samples while at sea.

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Updated version posted: 4.19.2012
Original posting date: 4.17.2012

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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Original posting date: 3.1.2012

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.

Original posting date: 2.6.2012

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.

Q&A Responses – posted 8.30.11

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.

Original posting date: 5.23.11

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.

PSMFC is seeking proposals from qualified applicants to provide continued support for these applications as well as enhancements which may be needed over time. The current needs of this project are to:

1) Provide maintenance and technical support of the existing Microsoft Access applications;
2) Provide technical support for interfaces between Microsoft Access applications and Microsoft SQL (MSSQL) Server databases     and/or other databases;
3) Assist with future enhancements and development of systems as needed.

Original posting date: 5.16.2011

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.

Original posting date: 5.1.2011