Contract Opportunities

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) practices Indian Preference in hiring and awarding of contracts.

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Request for Proposals for Development of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)’s
Emergency Dispensing Site Plan

The Natural Resources Department is seeking proposals for the development of Emergency Dispensing Site Operations (EDS) Plan based out of the Tribal Community Center Building. Plan should include mobilization procedures, scalability, minimal staffing requirements, medical capacity and intervention procedures, medication storage and distribution, and best practices and standards adapted from recognized EDS operations in regions similar to our own. We have compiled various resources from partners in the MA Department of Public Health that can serve as a guide to the contracted party. Please provide a letter of interest which describes your background and experience.

The Contractor will work directly with the Natural Resources Department staff.

The bids will be reviewed as they are received, decision by February 26, 2019, the bid will be open until filled. Please label all proposals: “ATTN: EDS Plan RFP”. Bids will be reviewed at the Tribal administration building during regular work hours as received.

Letters of interest may be mailed to: Natural Resources Department, 20 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535; faxed to (508) 645-3790; or emailed to bstearns@wampanoagtribe.net.

The anticipated project completion date is April 16, 2019.

Requests for additional information may be made to Michael Sellitti, Ranger, Natural Resources Department, Wampanoag Natural Resources Department at (508) 645-9265x142 mike@wampanoagtribe.net.

Contract Available for Shorebird Monitor Training

The Natural Resources Department is currently accepting bids by an individual or agency to provide training for the Natural Resources Department staff and tribal interns/volunteers in field monitoring tasks according to state and federal regulations. The staff, along with the contractor, would then monitor the presence of and minimize disturbance to state and federally listed coastal nesting birds (defined here as Piping Plovers, Least and Common Terns) along approximately 7,000 linear feet of Lobsterville Beach. The tasks involved in this work may include the following according to state and federal guidelines: Regular monitoring and management, including symbolic fencing and signage to protect nests and scrapes, as needed, on all sites based on presence of potential nesting habitat and/or presence of birds, as determined by MA NHESP.

Pre- and/or during nourishment monitoring for the presence of nesting birds IF operations are taking place on or after April 1. Post-nourishment monitoring to determine the presence of nesting birds on all sites nourished at the start of this agreement, and for one year beginning April 1, 2019. Annual reporting to permitting agencies by September 30th of each year of the contract.

The contractor will continue to provide training and education throughout the season. Educational material, such as flyers and posters, will be developed and presented at the tribal kiosk and at various local and regional meetings to share information about the importance of protecting these endangered and threatened species. Bids will be reviewed in the order they are received until a suitable candidate is found.

Volunteer/Intern Opportunity for Shorebird Monitoring

The Natural Resources Department is looking for volunteers and/or interns to monitor the presence of and minimize disturbance to state and federally listed coastal nesting birds (defined here as Piping Plovers, Least and Common Terns) along approximately 7,000 linear feet of Lobsterville Beach. The tasks involved in this work may include the following according to state and federal guidelines: Regular monitoring and management, including symbolic fencing and signage to protect nests and scrapes, as needed, on all sites based on presence of potential nesting habitat and/or presence of birds, as determined by MA NHESP. Pre- and/or during nourishment monitoring for the presence of nesting birds IF operations are taking place on or after April 1.

The Natural Resources Department wants to update or create a contract with you!!

Throughout the year, the NRD has projects in a variety of areas such as landscaping, boat and engine repair, hauling, electrical, construction, plumbing work, video production, video editing and even professional writing and editing. If you or your company desires to have a contract rate on file with the department, it allows us to get quick bids for smaller projects that need to be completed. If you have a skill or certification for service, we want to know.

Please contact Bret Stearns for further information. If you already have a contract on file, it is likely expired, and we will be contacting you for renewal.

Request for Proposals for development of the
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)’s
Radon Guidebook for Tribes

The Natural Resources Department is seeking proposals for a project leading to the development of the Radon Guidebook for Tribes under the EPA’s Radon Program. This guidebook should include best practices for Radon mitigation, including input from federal experts, and promote streamlining of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for radon testing to promote the sharing of regional radon-related data.

Please provide a letter of interest which describes your background and experience. The Contractor will work directly with the Natural Resources Department staff. 

Please label all proposals: “ATTN: Radon Program RFP”. Bids will be reviewed at the Tribal administration building during regular work hours as received. The bid will remain open until filled.

Letters of interest may be mailed to: Natural Resources Department, 20 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA, 02535; faxed to 508 645-3790; or emailed to bstearns@wampanoagtribe.net.  The anticipated project completion date is July 31, 2019.

Requests for additional information may be made to Bret Stearns, Director of the Natural Resources Department, Wampanoag Natural Resources Department at (508) 645-9265 x141.

 


Human Services

Chore Services

Would you like to contract with the Human Services department to provide light housekeeping, heavy chore services or companionship/respite accompaniment?

Drivers

We are always looking for contractors to help drive our Tribal elders to monthly luncheons, shopping excursions and cultural and community events.

For any of the above opportunities please contact Human Services Director
call (508) 645-9265, ext. 133 for more information.

*We serve our elders in Dukes, Bristol, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester counties and Rhode Island.


Administration

Transcriptionists Needed

The WTGH(A) is seeking individuals to transcribe advisory committee meeting minutes for all Tribal committees. Meetings are generally held every month. The contractor does not need to be present at the meetings. Minutes should be a general synopsis of committee discussions with verbatim motions and votes. Hourly rate is $23.00 per hour.

If you are interested please submit your proposal letter of interest to Acting Tribal Administrator, Marka Chandler at marka@wampanoagtribe.net for questions about these opportunities.


2019 Summer Turtle Program Counselors

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is seeking energetic, enthusiastic, and dedicated Summer Turtle Program Counselors. Working with the Education Department and under the direct supervision of the Education Planning Coordinator, counselors will ensure that the Summer Turtle Program offers an engaging, interactive, and enriching experience for tribal children between the ages of 5-12. Individuals will be responsible for implementing weekly planned curriculum focused on promoting high quality indoor/outdoor educational, recreational, and cultural experiences for campers. Activities may include, but are not limited to; crafts, nature, swimming, sailing, on and off island trips, sports, cooking, singing, dancing, games, etc. This position includes various responsibilities, requiring those who can work independently and collaboratively, to ensure the Summer Turtle Program offer each child a safe and nurturing environment to grow and succeed in.

Salary $18.00 per hour/ 30 – 40 hours per week

Start/End Dates
Mandatory Training Session: June 26-28, 2019 Camp Session: July 1- August 23, 2019 (8 weeks)

Minimum Position Qualifications
Must be 18 years or older Possess a High School Diploma or GED. Previous experience with
school-aged children, educational programming, and/or summer camp. Must possess or be willing to obtain current CPR/AED Certification and First Aid Training. Must pass a CORI and background check. Possess strong leadership skills. Be sensitive to and have interest in Wampanoag tradition, culture and history.

Preferred Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related Human Services field. Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Certification. Expertise in instruction of any outdoor activities, crafts, talents, etc. Please send or
e-mail a resume, cover letter and at least one (1) letter of recommendation to the Personnel Department, no later than, Friday, April 5, 2019 to: Personnel Department Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), 20 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA, 02535.

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