RFP – Transport/Remote Rearing McLean

Download pdf format:  McLean Arm Request for Proposal – 2019

SOUTHERN SOUTHEAST REGIONAL AQUACULTURE ASSOCIATION
Request for Proposals (RFP)
2020 McLean Arm Rearing Program

Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Inc., (SSRAA), is soliciting bids from interested parties to conduct rearing operations for the spring of 2020 season at its McLean Arm rearing site located in southern Southeast Alaska.
SSRAA is a regional non-profit aquaculture association based in Ketchikan, Alaska. SSRAA’s mission is to enhance and rehabilitate salmon production in Southern Southeast Alaska to the optimum social and economic benefit to salmon users. SSRAA operates eight production salmon hatcheries/facilities and five remote release rearing sites. SSRAA rears and releases approximately 190 million chum, 7.5 million coho, and 2.1 million chinook smolt annually.
Location of Project
McLean Arm is located near the southern tip of Prince of Wales Island and is approximately 40 miles southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska at coordinates 54o 48’48” N / 132o 04’48” W. This is a remote site only assessable by boat or float plane.
Description of Project
The site will be comprised of five 40’X40’ net pens and a 24’X50’ barge for fish food and equipment storage. The barge will have a structure utilized for dry storage and temporary quarters for visiting SSRAA employees whom may be conducting periodic site visits. Approximately nine (9) million chum fry will be reared and released in 2020. The project dates will run annually from approximately mid-January through late April or approximately 105 days. Based on environmental conditions and rearing performance, the dates of operations could vary slightly year to year. Length of work day will typically vary from between 6-10 hours/day.
Scope of Contractor Services Required
• Provide an adequate live-aboard vessel, skiff and outboard, fuel, food and living supplies, and all other expenses associated with crew wages, and operation of equipment provided by contractor.
• Provide a minimum of two people, from approximately mid-January to late April for the rearing of fry per size goals and release objectives prescribed by SSRAA staff.
• Contractor will provide 24 hours/day, 7 days’/week presence at rearing site for security.
• Assist with mobilization of the site including: barge prep, loading fish food and all equipment and supplies in Ketchikan and deploying rearing nets, and general site set-up at McLean Arm.
• Fish culture duties will include: feeding fish to achieve desired growth and health performance, net cleaning, weekly growth sampling, removing rearing mortalities, and performing end-of-season fish health assessments and compiling post season rearing summaries.
• Maintain rearing records to include: recording daily water temps, weekly growth sampling, daily feed amounts fed, daily mortalities, weekly fish inventory, keeping a daily diary of all activities, and other pertinent data/records as specified by SSRAA staff.
SSRAA McLean Arm Rearing Program RFP
• Perform weekly and monthly monitoring per SSRAA’s ADEC General Discharge Permit.
• Maintenance duties will include: servicing all SSRAA equipment, maintaining and repairing nets and net pen structures, and maintaining barge and other infrastructure.
• Conduct scheduled daily welfare checks and daily/weekly operational status updates to specified SSRAA personnel.
• Perform miscellaneous fish culture tasks and maintenance to infrastructure as needed or required by SSRAA staff.
• Upon completion of rearing operations, assist with end-of-season demobilization of site including: pulling rearing nets for cleaning, general clean-up of barge, equipment, rearing site, trash removal to Ketchikan, and gear maintenance and storage.
• Maintain and provide proof of vessel and crew insurance.
SSRAA Responsibilities
• Provide oversite and on-site training of standard rearing procedures and provide clear expectations of goals to be accomplished.
• Provide all equipment and supplies needed for rearing operations that are not listed under the Contractor Services above.
• Provide communications gear such as satellite phone, cell signal booster equipment, inReach, or single side band equipment.
• Provide SSRAA personnel as needed to assist in specific tasks or general operations as needed.
• Mobilize barge to and from McLean Arm by contracted licensed tow boat.
• SSRAA maintains comprehensive liability insurance and will name contractor as additionally insured.
Interested applicant should complete the attached Proposal Form, detailing a lump-sum bid price for the 105-day contract and a daily rate in case additional days are necessary, names and qualifications of crew to perform work, specifications and capabilities of the live-aboard vessel and skiff, communications ability, and other relevant information that would assist SSRAA in selection of a contractor.
SSRAA reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received; to negotiate different terms and conditions which may differ from the initial proposals received; and to award any access licensing contracts in a manner which is determined to be the most beneficial to SSRAA.
Please direct all responses to this RFP and/or any questions to:

Bret Hiatt
Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Inc.
14 Borch Street
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Ph. 907-228-4393 or breth@ssraa.org

All proposals must be submitted by no later than 4:00 pm June 1st, 2019
SSRAA McLean Arm Rearing Program RFP


pdf downloadable form: McLean Arm Request for Proposal – 2019

SSRAA McLean Arm Rearing RFP Form – Please complete all sections
Personnel
Contractor Name: _____________________________ Dates Available: ______________________
Experience (fisheries, maritime, fish culture, etc.):
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Additional Crew : _____________________________________ Dates Available: ________________
Experience (fisheries, maritime, fish culture, etc.)
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Live-aboard Boat and Equipment
Name of vessel: ____________________ Construction: ________________ Year Built: _________
Power: ____________ Length and Width: ___________ Speed: _________ # Berths: _________
Fuel Capacity/Types: ___________________________ Skiff Size /HP: _________________________
Electronics/Communications Gear: _______________________________________________________
Administrative
Lump sum bid amount, all inclusive: ______________________________________________________
Daily rate if additional time is needed: ____________________________________________________
Insurance agent and policy type/limits: ___________________________________________________
Narrative – Add additional pages as necessary
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Download pdf format: Fry Transport and Freight Vessel Request for Proposal – 2019

SOUTHERN SOUTHEAST REGIONAL AQUACULTURE ASSOCIATION
Request for Proposals (RFP) for
Fry Transport and Freight Vessel

Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Inc., (SSRAA), is soliciting bids from interested and qualified parties to provide a vessel and skipper to conduct the transportation of live fry and smolt and provide freight services during the periods of approximately January 15th through March 15th of each year. This charter agreement would begin in January of 2020. The successful bidder would primarily be servicing SSRAA’s northern facilities including but not limited to: Neets Bay, Anita Bay, Petersburg, Burnett Inlet, Whale Pass, and Port Asumcion. SSRAA would prefer a contractor to enter into a 3 to 5-year agreement to provide these services.
SSRAA is a regional non-profit aquaculture association based in Ketchikan, Alaska with a mission to enhance and rehabilitate salmon production in Southern Southeast Alaska to the optimum social and economic benefit to salmon users. SSRAA operates eight production salmon hatcheries/facilities and five remote release rearing sites. SSRAA rears and releases approximately 190 million chum, 12 million coho, and 3.1 million chinook smolt annually.
Location of Project
Most trips would typically originate out of Ketchikan, Alaska and the vessel will be expected to provide fish transport and freight hauling services throughout SSRAA’s operating range in Southern Southeast Alaska.
General Description of Services Required
Services required primarily consist of transporting fry and smolt from SSRAA land based hatchery facilities to various rearing locations located throughout southern southeast Alaska. The vessel would also be utilized for transporting general freight and fish food to various SSRAA locations. During the charter period of mid-January to mid-March, SSRAA anticipates that there will be eighteen (18) work days in which the vessel would be underway. This does not include any lay-up days due to weather or other unanticipated delays. It is anticipated that the entirety of each year’s work would be accomplished in 40 days but the start day will fluctuate from year to year.
Contractor and Vessel Requirements
• Available for charter approximately mid-January through mid-March
• Provide a seaworthy and well maintained vessel which has all necessary documents, permits, and Coast Guard certificates.
• Must have all USCG required safety equipment on board sufficient for the number of passengers
• Provide crew member/relief skipper as needed for extended trips
• Have a minimum 125,000-175,000 pound hold(s) capacity (sum total for all holds)
• Vessel with dual holds would be the preferred configuration
• Must have deck gear capable of lifting 2,500 pound loads for loading and discharging cargo
SSRAA Fry Transport and Freight RFP
• Must have enough deck space to transport a minimum of 20 pallet fish food (26,000 pounds)
• Must provide access to hold areas for net and life support systems installation and removal
• Electrical capacity to run transport circulation pumps (120 and 240V single phase power)
• Accommodations for up to three SSRAA employees but typically only one rides boat during transports
• Must have and maintain vessel and crew insurance
• Must have reliable communications equipment such as Msat, satellite, or cell phone
• Vessel must have the ability to flood hold(s) for discharging fry/smolt
• Must make minimum of 8 knots while tanked down
• Occasionally coordinate and facilitate freight pickups and deliveries as needed
SSRAA Responsibilities
• During the term of the charter period, vessel fuel and oil expenses will be paid by SSRAA
• Provide a hatch coaming to fit vessel and provide all other transport related equipment
• Install nets, oxygen stones, aerators, and other fish life support equipment as needed
• Provide food and provisions for SSRAA employees while onboard the vessel
• Provide at least one SSRAA employee to ride all fish transport trips. Dedicated freight trip would typically not require a SSRAA employee to be on board
Interested applicant should complete the attached Charter Vessel RFP Form, detailing a lump-sum bid price for the contract period and a daily rate in case additional underway days are necessary, names and qualifications of crew to perform work, specifications and capabilities of the vessel, communications capabilities, and other relevant information that would assist SSRAA in selection of a charter vessel.
SSRAA reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received; to negotiate different terms and conditions which may differ from the initial proposals received; and to award any access licensing contracts in a manner which is determined to be the most beneficial to SSRAA.
Please direct all responses to this RFP and/or any questions to:

Bret Hiatt
Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Inc.
14 Borch Street
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Ph. 907-228-4393 or breth@ssraa.org

All proposals must be submitted by no later than 4:00 pm June 1st, 2019
SSRAA Fry Transport and Freight RFP


pdf downloadable form:  Fry Transport and Freight Vessel Request for Proposal – 2019

SSRAA Charter Vessel RFP Form
Please complete all sections (add additional pages as needed)
Personnel
Contractor Name: ____________________________________
Experience (fisheries, maritime, fish culture, etc.):
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
Additional Crew Members: _____________________________
Experience (fisheries, maritime, fish culture, etc.)
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
Charter Vessel and Equipment
Name of vessel: ____________________ Construction: ________________ Year Built: _________
Power: ____________ Length and Width: ___________ Speed: _________ # Berths: _________
Fuel Capacity/Types: _____________________ Hold Size(s): ________________________________
Electronics/Communications Gear: _______________________________________________________
Administrative
Lump sum bid amount, all inclusive: ______________________________________________________
Daily charter rate: ____________________________________________________________________
Insurance agent and policy type/limits: ___________________________________________________
Narrative – Add additional pages as necessary
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____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
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