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Request for Proposals for Professional Assistance to Support

Request for Proposals for
Professional Assistance to Support
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Application Development

  • Definitions
    1. Name of Organization

Pala Band of Mission Indians
PMB 50, 35008 Pala Temecula Road
Pala, CA 92059
Contact Person: Shasta Gaughen, Pala Environmental Director
sgaughen@palatribe.com

  1. Statement of Work

The Pala Band of Mission Indians, hereinafter referred to as “the Tribe,” are interested in applying for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) funding. The Tribe wants contractor support for BRIC Application Development for the tribal allocation.

Include your approach for supporting the Tribe for BRIC 2021 Tribal Allocation Funding for various projects.

  1. For the purposes of this RFP, this competition will be restricted to:

Professional firms, or individuals, with experience working with tribes who have an expertise in tribal hazard mitigation planning, building codes, and previous success supporting tribes with BRIC funding applications.

  • Overview

The Pala Band of Mission Indians has a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Tribe would like to implement that plan with support of FEMA funding. The Tribe is interested in hiring a professional firm or individual to assist with the 2021 FEMA BRIC application.

  • General Information

All responses to this request for proposals must be received by the Tribe no later than November 9, 2021, at noon Pacific Daylight Time. Only emailed proposals will be accepted. The Tribe will not accept calls with reference to this request.

Proposals must be a maximum of three (3) pages and include one (1) page for approach, and two (2) pages for resumes, firm descriptions, and experience.

If only one proposal is submitted for the project, the Tribe is not required to accept it. Proposals will be accepted only if they meet the criteria set forth in Significant Evaluation Factors (see below) and if a mutually acceptable contract can be negotiated. In consultation with its professional advisor (not one of the competitors), the Tribe may select the professional within 30 days after the presentation.

After the selection of the professional firm, and signing of an agreement, work is to begin with ten (10) days after the approval of the agreement, and all work is to be completed within six (6) months from the date of approval of the agreement. The Tribe reserves the right to review, comment on and approve all work performed by the Consultant in relation to the agreement.

  • Selection Procedures

The Tribe will utilize solicitation from Professional firms, or individuals, with experience working with tribes who have an expertise in tribal hazard mitigation planning, building codes, and previous success supporting tribes with BRIC funding applications. The Tribe reserves the right to reject all proposals based on documented reasons, including determining any or all proposals to be non-responsive.

All offerors should understand the factors which will enter the evaluation of proposals, and relative importance of the factors.  Factors for evaluation in this case will fall into five priorities.

  1. The technical qualifications of the firm and of the proposed technical staff, as indicated by their experience, with emphasis on current experience. The qualifications should reflect demonstrated ability and offering of professional services as covered by the statement of work.  Consideration will be given to the offeror’s relevant experience.
  2. A record performance, and timeliness in the execution of previous contracts.
  3. Experience of the firm and familiarity of the proposed staff with the unique circumstances of Tribes. Emphasis will be placed on current experience and demonstrated sensitivity to Tribal issues in relation to environmental issues.
  4. Cost considerations such as the amount.
  5. Indian Preference given.
  • Method of Review

The Tribe and its authorized representatives will review all proposals received and may require an on-site, or video conference, presentation to the Tribe.  The Tribe may accept any given proposal as submitted or may negotiate with an offeror to establish terms most advantageous to the Tribe.  The decision of the Tribe shall be final and not subject to appeal.

  • Scope of Services

Support the Tribe with applying for FEMA BRIC 2021 Tribal Allocation Funding for various projects.

This project must be meet the FEMA BRIC January 2022 application deadline.

  • Provisions
  1. Termination

This request for proposals may be terminated by the Tribe at any time for cause.

  1. Non-Collusive Understanding

Each person and/or firm submitting a proposal is certifying that he/she has not colluded with any other person, firm, or corporation about securing the services being solicited.

  1. Communications

Any notice regarding this solicitation shall be directed to Pala Band of Mission Indians, 12196 Pala Mission Road, Pala, CA  92059.

  1. Negotiation

Provisions not addressed by this solicitation will be negotiated with the professional once a selection has been made.

  1. Agreement

The selected professional will enter into an enforceable agreement that fully conforms to the contracting provisions pursuant to appropriate requirements of the Tribe.

RFP – FEMA BRIC Proposal

Notice of Intent to prepare a Fire Management Plan for the Pala Indian Reservation

Notice of intent to prepare a fire management plan for the Pala Indian Reservation
3/11/2021

Government

Pala Band of Mission Indians 

Action

Notice of intent to prepare a fire management plan for the Pala Indian Reservation. 

Summary 

This document provides notice that the Pala Band of Mission Indians intends to prepare a Fire Management Plan (PFMP) with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Pala Indian Reservation in Pala, California. 

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), this plan will comply with the Department of Interior (DOI) Departmental Manual Part 620: Wildland Fire Management (See Appendix B), and the Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations 2019 documents and summarizes authorities, policies, and responsibilities. The plan will continue to support goals in other tribal land management documents including the Pala Band’s Forest Management Plan revised adopted in 2013. 

The Pala Indian Reservation contains approximately 13,111 acres of trust land including over 1500 acres of designated forest land (excluding thousands of acres of shrubland). 

The plan allows for the safe and effective management of fire of all types on the Pala Indian Reservation. 

Dates

This notice initiates the public scoping process for the Pala Fire Management Plan and associated Environmental Assessment. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until May 30, 2021. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through the local media and on the Pala Band of Mission Indians’ website. In order to be considered in the Draft EA, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The Pala Band may provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EA. 

Addresses

You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the PFMP by the following methods: 

Electronically to:
jzagarella@palatribe.com

Hard copy via mail to:
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Attn: Jeremy Zagarella, PED
PMB 50, 35008 Pala Temecula Road
Pala CA 92059

For Further Information Contact

For further information contact Jeremy Zagarella, Pala Natural Resource Planner, at jzagarella@palatribe.com

Supplemental Information 

Dated: 3/11/2021 

Prepared by: Jeremy Zagarella, Pala Natural Resource Planner 

Approved by: Shasta Gaughen, Pala Environmental Director 

PalaFireMP_Notice_Intent_to_prepare_a_fire management_plan_for_the_Pala_Indian Reservation

Recycling Challenge 2018

Recycling Challenge
Pala Environmental Department
April 15 – June 15, 2018

This spring, recycle for Pala youth! Recycle everything you can.

  • Cans
  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic

Help out the kids and the community. The money the tribe receives from recyclables will be put toward the Pala Youth Garden.

Questions? Contact the Pala Environment Department at 760-891-3510.

Solid Waste Study

Solid Waste Study
Pala Environmental Department
The week of February 12, 2018

The Pala Environment Department will be conducting an anonymous waste characterization training the week of February 12, 2018, at the Pala Transfer Station.

  • Your trash may be part of the random sample* that is sorted.
  • We are looking for recyclables and household hazardous waste.
  • No personal or identifying information will be collected or used in any way.

*Once trash is collected by Tribal Services, it will be taken to the Pala Transfer Station where a portion will be dumped and sorted by participants in an EPA sponsored training. There is no way for users to know where the trash came from.

Questions? Contact the Pala Environment Department at 760-891-3510.