Request for Qualifications
The Coquille Indian Tribe (“CIT”), is seeking competitive proposals from qualified and experienced individuals or firms (hereafter, “Proposers”) for the provision of design-build services for CIT’s Ko-Kwel Wellness Center (“Project”). The purpose of this solicitation is to secure proposals from Design-Build Teams who have prior experience in planning, designing, engineering, and the construction of Health Care Clinics of similar scope and scale.
Contractor must have at least seven (7) years of experience in healthcare construction.
The design-build team must have at least three (3) years of applicable experience.
The project proposes to construct a new 17,000 – 20,000 square foot ambulatory clinic. The building site is located on the Coquille Indian Reservation in Coos Bay, Oregon near 600 Miluk Drive. Funding for the project is primarily from a USDA loan and CIT resources.
Qualified applicants will be evaluated upon the following criteria:
- Experience working with Native American Tribes or Organizations
- Past Project Performance in terms of Cost Control, Quality of Work and Compliance with Performance Schedules
- Specialized Health Care Construction Experience of Design Build Delivery
- Demonstration of Expertise and Experience in Working as a Team with Proposed Consultants and Subcontractors
- Proposed Management Fees and Services
- Indian Tribal Preference
Competition in this solicitation will be open to all qualified proposers. However qualified and documented Indian-owned organizations or Indian-owned economic enterprises will receive an additional 5 preference points upon evaluation.
See the RFQ Document
RFQ Addendum #1
Preliminary Geologic Site Assessment
CIT will accept proposals until 3:00 pm on February 21, 2019.
Coquille Indian Tribe
Ko-Kwell Wellness Center Project
Operations and Planning Department
3050 Tremont Street,
North Bend, OR 97459.
Attn: Todd Tripp
A Washington Times report draws connections between one tribe’s campaign contributions and the Oregon governor’s attitude on gaming expansion. See the story
Portland’s Willamette Week followed up with its own take on the issue. Read it here
A federal grant will help the Coquille Tribe’s Community Health Center connect patients with specialists hundreds of miles away. See media reports:
The Coos Bay World
Marshfield High School’s football time was eliminated in the state semifinals. But not before the local newspaper celebrated Native American participation on the team — including three Coquille Tribe members.
See the story.
Hundreds of Coos County teens connected with colleges, vocational schools and employers at the Coquille Tribe’s third annual College and Career Fair. See below for local media coverage.
The World newspaper
In a Nature Conservancy video, Coquille Tribal biologist Helena Linnell talks about the Working Landscapes project, which is restoring salmon habitat in the Coquille Valley. View video
You can read the story of a historic moment —the day when the gates opened to restore tidewaters that had been absent for more than a century. Click here to read
Learn more about the tidelands project on the Working Landscapes website. Click here
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday (Sept.20, 2018) announced the award of more than $4.8 million in grants to six American Indian tribes in Oregon and one tribal commission. The Coquille Indian Tribe is set to receive $268,425 for its four-officer police department.
Coquille Tribal member Jason Younker, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Oregon, is part of a team that’s developing state guidelines for managing Native American artifacts. Read the story
For details about the 2018 Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration scroll down the Entertainment page of The Mill website:
Interview with Chief Don Ivy
Rick Dancer of “That Oregon Life” interviewed Chief Don Ivy in August 2018. They discuss the name “Coquille,” the potlatch tradition, the Tribe’s role in community life, and much more.
To see the video, click on the image above.