Request for Bids: Communications Plan

Emergency Communications Plan

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s (SUIT) Risk and Emergency Management Division requests a written response to the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a hard bid proposal contract.

The proposed project is to develop a communication plan for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.  The plan will meet the most current Colorado’s Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).  The Communications Plan will include 800 MHz, VHF and cell phones used by first responders on the reservation.

The plan must include the following four components:

1.    Gap Analysis;
2.    Develop Southern Ute Indian Tribe Communications Plan;
3.    Protocols and Assessments and;
4.    Tabletop Exercise.

The contractor will facilitate the planning process, identify the data requirements, conduct research, develop Communications Plan, produce the draft and final plan document and conduct meetings after each deliverable to receive feedback.

Sealed bids will be received to address items identified in the scope of work for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Reservation-Wide Emergency Communications Plan, Ignacio, Colorado until 5:00 p.m. (MST) Monday, November 28, 2011. Bids received after this time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Request for Bids may be picked up at the Tribal Human Resources Department, 356 Ouray Drive, Ignacio, Colorado, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

Please contact Human Resources at 970-563-0100 , ext. 2424 to make arrangements for pick up or email Ms. Kathi Gurule at with your request. 

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s TERO code has established a preference for contracting and subcontracting to certified Indian owned businesses.  A bid preference of 5% will be given to any qualified Native American owned company. To receive this preference, Native American owned businesses must be certified by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s TERO. Any Native American owned business not certified by the due date will not be given a preference. For information on certification, contact the TERO office at 970-563-0117.  The Southern Ute Indian Tribe reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informality in bids and to accept the bid deemed, in the opinion of the Tribe, to be in the best interest of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.