Bids, RFPs, etc.

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The bids, RFPs, and other notices shown here are the same ones appearing weekly in the printed One Feather.  They will be updated each week as the paper comes out.

(Updated Week of March 23-29, 2017)

Request for Proposals

The Cherokee Court seeks competitive proposals for a Community Conflict Resolution Project Manager on a contractual basis.
The Project Manager will work with Tribal stakeholders and outside contractors to create and implement a Mediation and Peacemaking Program for child custody cases in the Cherokee Court.
Qualifications include:
• Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree or higher degree in either Law; Marriage, Family and Child Counseling; Social Work; Psychology; or other behavioral science and three (3) years of paid, professional post-graduate experience in counseling, mediation/negotiation or related social/behavioral services.
• Experience: Demonstrated ability to manage volunteers effectively. Three to five years’ experience managing volunteers or staff preferred. Familiarity with collaborative problem solving, collaborative decision making, or peacemaking processes a plus. Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and team work, the highest regard for customer service internally and externally, and professional conduct at all times to communicate credibility and a favorable community image for the agency.
Duties Include:
Conducting mediation or facilitation meetings with clients; drafting and approving consent child custody agreements for court; managing professional staff within program; overseeing the development and maintenance of program; directing recruitment, selection, and development of professional staff and volunteers to meet agency goals and objectives.
Interested individuals should submit a brief letter proposal including the following information:
• Name and contact information
• Copies of certifications
• Relevant work experience
Proposals may be submitted at any time, but those received on or before March 31, 2017 will receive priority over later submissions.
Please email proposals to Amber Shuler, Judicial Secretary, ambeshul@nc-cherokee.com, and CC Bonnie Claxton, Manager of the EBCI Legal Assistance Office, bonnclax@nc-cherokee.com.
This is a solicitation of proposals and not an offer to contract. The Cherokee Tribal Court reserves the right to decline any proposals received.

 

Request for Proposals
The Cherokee Tribal Court seeks competitive proposals for a Community Conflict Resolution Educational Curriculum Developer on a contractual basis.
The Community Conflict Resolution Curriculum Developer will create the educational curriculum about parenting and child development for a new program in the Cherokee Court that will help families resolve child custody issues without litigation through both mediation and peacemaking. The Curriculum Developer should be prepared to create a culturally-appropriate, research-based curriculum that will help parents and caregivers truly understand what is in their child’s best interests during a custody dispute.
Qualifications include:
1. Applicant should have expertise in childhood development and family systems with strong preference for experience in Signs of Safety or other collaborative, client centered approaches to family services.
2. Applicant must be willing to work closely with tribal stakeholders to ensure that the product is culturally relevant.
3. Applicant should demonstrate familiarity with alternative dispute resolution and child custody processes and develop a plan for how this curriculum fits into the larger restorative conflict resolution framework.
4. Applicant must have strong skills in writing, oral presentations, and working collaboratively.
Interested individuals should submit a brief letter proposal including the following information: • Name and contact information of organization
• Relevant education and experience in this type of work
• Proposed scope of project
• Proposed contract terms, including cost to the EBCI
• Professional references
Proposals may be submitted at any time, but those received on or before March 31, 2017 will receive priority over later submissions.
Please email proposals to Amber Shuler, Judicial Secretary, ambeshul@nc-cherokee.com, and CC Bonnie Claxton, Manager of the EBCI Legal Assistance Office, bonnclax@nc-cherokee.com.
This is a solicitation of proposals and not an offer to contract. The Cherokee Tribal Court reserves the right to decline any proposals received.

 

Request for Proposals
The Cherokee Tribal Court seeks competitive proposals for a Community Conflict Resolution Program Designer on a contractual basis.
The Community Conflict Resolution Program Designer will help develop the necessary policies and procedures for a new program in the Cherokee Court that will help families resolve child custody issues without litigation through both mediation and peacemaking. The Program Designer should also be prepared to develop training materials and trainings for mediators and peacemakers.
Qualifications include:
1. Applicant should have expertise in establishing tribal Peacemaking programs.
2. Applicant must have the legal expertise required to create Court Rules, policies, and procedures.
3. Applicant should demonstrate experience working with tribal communities in ways that facilitate consideration of traditional tribal culture and values for informed decisions on whether and where to incorporate these factors into tribal written law.
Interested individuals should submit a brief letter proposal including the following information:
• Name and contact information of organization
• Relevant experience with this type of work
• Proposed scope of project
• Proposed contract terms, including cost to the EBCI
Proposals may be submitted at any time, but those received on or before March 31, 2017 will receive priority over later submissions.
Please email proposals to Amber Shuler, Judicial Secretary, ambeshul@nc-cherokee.com, and CC Bonnie Claxton, Manager of the EBCI Legal Assistance Office, bonnclax@nc-cherokee.com. 3/23pd
This is a solicitation of proposals and not an offer to contract. The Cherokee Tribal Court reserves the right to decline any proposals received.

 

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Housing and Community Development is seeking Requests for Qualifications from qualified firms who can demonstrate experience and expertise in Architectural and Engineering Design of Housing Developments. Work will be completed in Swain and Jackson counties, N.C. A copy of RFQ documents can be obtained from the EBCI Housing & Community Development office at 756 Acquoni Road Cherokee, N.C. 28719 or by calling 828-359-6903. Questions regarding RFQ requirements or scope of services may be directed to Thomas (TW) Saunooke, Housing Production Manager, @ thomsaun@nc-cherokee.com.

 

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed proposals will be received by the Cherokee Central School Board of Education at the Cherokee Central Schools Administration Office located at 86 Elk Crossing Lane in Cherokee, NC 28719 on April 19th, 2017 no later than 3:00 PM, and immediately thereafter opened in private for the furnishing of labor, material and equipment entering into the construction of:
Wrestling Arena & Field Facilities, Cherokee Central Schools Campus, 200 Ravensford Drive, Cherokee, North Carolina 28719
A pre-bid conference has been scheduled on site April 5th, 2017 at 3 PM at the Cherokee Central Schools Administration Office.
Complete plans and specifications for this project can be examined at the following locations:
PFA Architects, PA, 196 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-254-1963, Hours: M-Th 8am – 5pm or F 8am – 12pm/noon or at:
Henco Reprographics, 54 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-253-0449, Hours: M-F 8am – 5pm.
Copies of the Contract Documents may be purchased from:
Henco Reprographics located at 54 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-253-0449
Hours of Business: M-F 8am – 5:30pm
NOTE: In an effort to save on printing cost and encouraging paperless projects, drawings and specifications in PDF format are available for a purchase prices of $125; which can also be purchased/obtained from Henco Reprographics’ FTP website (www.hencoplanroom.com). Registration and payment is required before release of PDF documents. If you need further clarification, please contact Greg Underhill at Henco Reprographics.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities.
Signed: D.Scott Penland, Superintendent, Cherokee Central Schools, PO Box 134, Cherokee, NC 28719, Phone: 828-554-5000.

 

REQUEST FOR FORMAL BIDS FOR CERTAIN RENOVATIONS OF THE ROBERT C. CARPENTER COMMUNITY BUILDING
ELECTRICAL RENOVATIONS
Sealed formal bids will be received by Macon County, North Carolina, hereinafter referred to as the Owner, for the electrical renovations to the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building for the Macon County Board of County Commissioners. All formal bids shall be sealed in an envelope marked “Sealed Formal Bid for Carpenter Community Building Renovation Project – Electrical Renovations” and shall be returned to the Office of the County Manager, Mr. Derek Roland, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina 28734 before 2:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017, at which time and date, all such formal bids received will be publicly opened and read in the Main Conference Room, Second Floor, Courthouse Annex Building, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.
The Robert C. Carpenter Community Building Renovation Project shall be bid as multiple-prime contracts and all bids shall be submitted in compliance with N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 143-128 and 143-128.2. There will be a MANDATORY Pre-Bid conference at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 3/24/2017. This conference will be held at the job site, 1288 Georgia Road, Franklin, North Carolina 28734. Your promptness will be appreciated.
That the plans and specifications of the proposed work for the electrical renovations to the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building may be had Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. at the offices of Ritter Architecture, P.A., located at 312 East Dogwood Drive, (Lower Level – Rear), Franklin, NC 28734. Telephone 828.369.6611 Advance ordering of copies will be appreciated.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a deposit with the Macon County Board of Commissioners of cash, cashier’s check, or a certified check drawn on a bank or trust company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in an amount equal to not less than 5% of the proposal or bid. In lieu of making the cash deposit as above-provided, the bidder may file a bid bond executed by a corporate surety licensed under the laws of the State of North Carolina to execute such bonds, conditioned that the surety will upon demand forthwith make payment to the obligee upon said bid bond if the bidder fails to execute the contract in accordance with the bid bond. This deposit shall be retained if the successful bidder fails to execute the contract within 10 days after the award or fails to give satisfactory surety required herein. The Owner may allow withdrawal of a bid without forfeiture of the bid security only as provided in
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-129.1.
By submitting a bid, the Bidder certifies that it has under its direct control or at its disposal the labor, equipment, and materials required for completing the work as specified. Lack of such control or availability of the necessary labor, equipment or materials shall constitute failure to perform the Contract. To the extent required by North Carolina Law, Performance and Payment Bonds shall be required for 100% of the contract amount with a surety or sureties legally authorized to do business in North Carolina. Bidders must be properly licensed and the provisions of Chapter 87 of the North Carolina General Statutes will apply to the award of the Contract.
It is the policy of Macon County not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender or national origin in the award or performance of any contract and this contract shall not be awarded to any Bidder found to practice such discrimination. Minority and Historically Underutilized Businesses are encouraged to submit formal bids. All Bidders are required to undertake good faith efforts to achieve minority business participation goals as prescribed in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-128.2(f).
The Macon County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or Formal Bids. Derek Roland, County Manager.

 

REQUEST FOR FORMAL BIDS FOR CERTAIN RENOVATIONS OF THE ROBERT C. CARPENTER COMMUNITY BUILDING
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION RENOVATIONS
Sealed formal bids will be received by Macon County, North Carolina, hereinafter referred to as the Owner, for the general construction renovations to the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building for the Macon County Board of County Commissioners. All formal bids shall be sealed in an envelope marked “Sealed Formal Bid for Carpenter Community Building Renovation Project – General Construction Renovations” and shall be returned to the Office of the County Manager, Mr. Derek Roland, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina 28734 before 2:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017, at which time and date, all such formal bids received will be publicly opened and read in the Main Conference Room, Second Floor, Courthouse Annex Building, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.
The Robert C. Carpenter Community Building Renovation Project shall be bid as multiple-prime contracts and all bids shall be submitted in compliance with N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 143-128 and 143-128.2. There will be a MANDATORY Pre-Bid conference at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, 3/24/2017. This conference will be held at the job site, 1288 Georgia Road, Franklin, North Carolina 28734. Your promptness will be appreciated.
That the plans and specifications of the prop0sed work for the general construction renovations to the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building may be had Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. at the offices of Ritter Architecture, P.A., located at 312 East Dogwood Drive, (Lower Level – Rear), Franklin, NC 28734. Telephone 828.369.6611 Advance ordering of copies will be appreciated.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a deposit with the Macon County Board of Commissioners of cash, cashier’s check, or a certified check drawn on a bank or trust company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in an amount equal to not less than 5% of the proposal or bid. In lieu of making the cash deposit as above-provided, the bidder may file a bid bond executed by a corporate surety licensed under the laws of the State of North Carolina to execute such bonds, conditioned that the surety will upon demand forthwith make payment to the obligee upon said bid bond if the bidder fails to execute the contract in accordance with the bid bond. This deposit shall be retained if the successful bidder fails to execute the contract within 10 days after the award or fails to give satisfactory surety required herein. The Owner may allow withdrawal of a bid without forfeiture of the bid security only as provided in
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-129.1.
By submitting a bid, the Bidder certifies that it has under its direct control or at its disposal the labor, equipment, and materials required for completing the work as specified. Lack of such control or availability of the necessary labor, equipment or materials shall constitute failure to perform the Contract. To the extent required by North Carolina Law, Performance and Payment Bonds shall be required for 100% of the contract amount with a surety or sureties legally authorized to do business in North Carolina. Bidders must be properly licensed and the provisions of Chapter 87 of the North Carolina General Statutes will apply to the award of the Contract.
It is the policy of Macon County not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender or national origin in the award or performance of any contract and this contract shall not be awarded to any Bidder found to practice such discrimination. Minority and Historically Underutilized Businesses are encouraged to submit formal bids. All Bidders are required to undertake good faith efforts to achieve minority business participation goals as prescribed in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-128.2(f).
The Macon County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or Formal Bids. Derek Roland, County Manager.

 

REQUEST FOR FORMAL BIDS FOR CERTAIN RENOVATIONS OF THE ROBERT C. CARPENTER  COMMUNITY BUILDING
GYMNASIUM FLOOR REPLACEMENT
Sealed formal bids will be received by Macon County, North Carolina, hereinafter referred to as the Owner, for the gymnasium floor replacement at the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building for the Macon County Board of County Commissioners. All formal bids shall be sealed in an envelope marked “Sealed Formal Bid for Carpenter Community Building Renovation Project – Gymnasium Floor Replacement” and shall be returned to the Office of the County Manager, Mr. Derek Roland, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina 28734 before 2:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017, at which time and date, all such formal bids received will be publicly opened and read in the Main Conference Room, Second Floor, Courthouse Annex Building, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.
The Robert C. Carpenter Community Building Renovation Project shall be bid as multiple-prime contracts and all bids shall be submitted in compliance with N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 143-128 and 143-128.2. There will be a MANDATORY Pre-Bid conference at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, 3/24/2017. This conference will be held at the job site, 1288 Georgia Road, Franklin, North Carolina 28734. Your promptness will be appreciated.
That the plans and specifications of the proposed work for the gymnasium floor replacement at the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building may be had Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. at the offices of Ritter Architecture, P.A., located at 312 East Dogwood Drive, (Lower Level – Rear), Franklin, NC 28734. Telephone 828.369.6611 Advance ordering of copies will be appreciated.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a deposit with the Macon County Board of Commissioners of cash, cashier’s check, or a certified check drawn on a bank or trust company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in an amount equal to not less than 5% of the proposal or bid. In lieu of making the cash deposit as above-provided, the bidder may file a bid bond executed by a corporate surety licensed under the laws of the State of North Carolina to execute such bonds, conditioned that the surety will upon demand forthwith make payment to the obligee upon said bid bond if the bidder fails to execute the contract in accordance with the bid bond. This deposit shall be retained if the successful bidder fails to execute the contract within 10 days after the award or fails to give satisfactory surety required herein. The Owner may allow withdrawal of a bid without forfeiture of the bid security only as provided in
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-129.1.
By submitting a bid, the Bidder certifies that it has under its direct control or at its disposal the labor, equipment, and materials required for completing the work as specified. Lack of such control or availability of the necessary labor, equipment or materials shall constitute failure to perform the Contract. To the extent required by North Carolina Law, Performance and Payment Bonds shall be required for 100% of the contract amount with a surety or sureties legally authorized to do business in North Carolina. Bidders must be properly licensed and the provisions of Chapter 87 of the North Carolina General Statutes will apply to the award of the Contract.
It is the policy of Macon County not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender or national origin in the award or performance of any contract and this contract shall not be awarded to any Bidder found to practice such discrimination. Minority and Historically Underutilized Businesses are encouraged to submit formal bids. All Bidders are required to undertake good faith efforts to achieve minority business participation goals as prescribed in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-128.2(f).
The Macon County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or Formal Bids. Derek Roland, County Manager.

 

REQUEST FOR FORMAL BIDS FOR CERTAIN RENOVATIONS OF THE ROBERT C. CARPENTER COMMUNITY BUILDING
PLUMBING RENOVATIONS
Sealed formal bids will be received by Macon County, North Carolina, hereinafter referred to as the Owner, for the plumbing renovations to the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building for the Macon County Board of County Commissioners. All formal bids shall be sealed in an envelope marked “Sealed Formal Bid for Carpenter Community Building Renovation Project – Plumbing Renovations” and shall be returned to the Office of the County Manager, Mr. Derek Roland, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina 28734 before 2:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017, at which time and date, all such formal bids received will be publicly opened and read in the Main Conference Room, Second Floor, Courthouse Annex Building, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.
The Robert C. Carpenter Community Building Renovation Project shall be bid as multiple-prime contracts and all bids shall be submitted in compliance with N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 143-128 and 143-128.2. There will be a MANDATORY Pre-Bid conference at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, 3/24/2017. This conference will be held at the job site, 1288 Georgia Road, Franklin, North Carolina 28734. Your promptness will be appreciated.
That the plans and specifications of the proposed work for the plumbing renovations to the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building may be had Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. at the offices of Ritter Architecture, P.A., located at 312 East Dogwood Drive, (Lower Level – Rear), Franklin, NC 28734. Telephone 828.369.6611 Advance ordering of copies will be appreciated.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a deposit with the Macon County Board of Commissioners of cash, cashier’s check, or a certified check drawn on a bank or trust company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in an amount equal to not less than 5% of the proposal or bid. In lieu of making the cash deposit as above-provided, the bidder may file a bid bond executed by a corporate surety licensed under the laws of the State of North Carolina to execute such bonds, conditioned that the surety will upon demand forthwith make payment to the obligee upon said bid bond if the bidder fails to execute the contract in accordance with the bid bond. This deposit shall be retained if the successful bidder fails to execute the contract within 10 days after the award or fails to give satisfactory surety required herein. The Owner may allow withdrawal of a bid without forfeiture of the bid security only as provided in
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-129.1.
By submitting a bid, the Bidder certifies that it has under its direct control or at its disposal the labor, equipment, and materials required for completing the work as specified. Lack of such control or availability of the necessary labor, equipment or materials shall constitute failure to perform the Contract. To the extent required by North Carolina Law, Performance and Payment Bonds shall be required for 100% of the contract amount with a surety or sureties legally authorized to do business in North Carolina. Bidders must be properly licensed and the provisions of Chapter 87 of the North Carolina General Statutes will apply to the award of the Contract.
It is the policy of Macon County not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender or national origin in the award or performance of any contract and this contract shall not be awarded to any Bidder found to practice such discrimination. Minority and Historically Underutilized Businesses are encouraged to submit formal bids. All Bidders are required to undertake good faith efforts to achieve minority business participation goals as prescribed in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-128.2(f).
The Macon County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or Formal Bids. Derek Roland, County Manager.

 

T.E.R.O. Safety Supervisor
The Tribal Employment Rights Office (T.E.R.O.) is seeking to contract a part-time (24 hours per week) safety supervisor. The contractor will be responsible for working in and supervising a group of ten or less participants in a gardening project. Must be able to lift 50-100 pounds and work in a demanding, outdoor work environment. Must have a background in instruction/training and have experience working in a drug recovery program.
Indian preference will be given. If you are interested, please send a resume to tero@nc-cherokee.com.