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Native American History/Culture Curriculum Development
Proposals due August 8th, 2018 Request for Proposals



The Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians (the “Tribe” or CTCLUSI) requests that qualified individuals, firms, partnerships, corporations, associations, or professional organizations (“Firm” or “Firms”) submit a proposal that includes qualifications for developing curriculum related to the history, sovereignty, issues, culture, treaty rights, government, socioeconomic experiences, and current events associated with the Hanis Coos, Miluk Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribes.

To be considered for selection, the Firm shall be qualified and capable of delivering the following services anywhere in the State of Oregon, but primarily in the counties of Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, and Lincoln:
• Coordinates and drafts the overall planning, designing, implementing, development, field-testing, and evaluation of the Tribes new 2018 Senate Bill 13 education curriculum.
• Identify and evaluate existing curriculum to identify gaps and opportunities for enhancement.
• Work cooperatively with Tribal Natural Resources, Cultural Stewardship, and Education staff to identify specific learning goals for students for each of the grade levels incorporated into this project.
• Develops the appropriate content and assessments that meet local, state, and/or national standards.
• Organizes curriculum into cohesive, consistent and coherent units.
• Work with Oregon Department of Education to ensure all curriculum is aligned with the academic standards adopted under ORS 329.045.
• Ensures curriculum is in compliance with local and federal education standards by staying current with curricular trends and standards.
• Conduct research including interviews of elders to develop content for curricula.
• Develop assessment and progress reports (formative and summative) for evaluating the effectiveness of the curricula.
• Produce curriculum packages ready for distribution to schools.
• Consultant to plan and facilitate professional development opportunities for teachers to learn the curriculum and Native American student learning styles.
• Coordinates professional development opportunities for teachers on curriculum and Native American student learning styles.
• Perform a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The Firm or Firms meeting the stated limitations, and that have the capability and qualifications to perform the required services, are invited to respond by submitting a proposal containing the following information:
• A letter, dated and signed by the principal of the Firm, transmitting the Proposal.
• Responses to each selection criteria element. (See “CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION” below.) Total response must not exceed ten (10) single-spaced typewritten pages.
• To be considered, the Firm or Firm’s Proposal must be received via email to Naoki Tsuruta (ntsuruta@ctclusi.org ) or U.S. Mail, commercial courier service (UPS, FedEx, ), or personal delivery at the address shown under the “INQUIRIES AND SUBMITTALS ADDRESS” no later than 3:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Savings Time) on August 8th, 2018.

Responding Firm or Firms will be evaluated based on the following selection criteria:

1. Experience: Proposals will only be accepted from Individuals and/or Firms with demonstrated experience in curriculum development. The lead consultant should have at least a Master’s degree in education and at least two years teaching experience and/or experience in curriculum development. Qualifications will be well described by all Firms or individuals submitting proposals. Please specify in your application how you satisfy these criteria.

2. Qualifications of the Firm or Firms: Describe the qualifications of the Firm or Firms that will provide professional services to conduct Curriculum Development. The Firm or Firms must include any subcontractors or consultants that may form a part of the team (if applicable). Preference will be given to a Firm or Firms with experience in and around the Tribe’s five-county service area (Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, and/or Lincoln).
(25% of the Evaluation Criteria)

3.Qualifications of the Project Manager and Project Team: Identify the project manager and team personnel that will be assigned to the Tribe’s projects. This shall include the demonstrated project management and quality control methods employed by the team.
(25% of the Evaluation Criteria)

4. Past Performance on Work for Government and/or Tribal Agencies with Respect to Cost Control, Quality of Work, and Compliance with Performance Schedules: Provide information on the Firm or Firm’s last five (5) completed federal or tribal projects. Identify the customer or client, and provide a primary point of contact with phone and email. Also:
• Provide original scope and budget, and final scope and cost;
• Provide original schedule and actual completion time.
• (15% of the Evaluation Criteria)

5. Response Capability / Project Understanding: Preference may be afforded to the Firm or Firms that, in the opinion of the Tribe, will be able to adequately respond to requests for meetings, and project administration requirements. Preference may also be afforded to the Firm or Firms that, in the opinion of the Tribe, have an in-depth understanding of the task requirements, governmental procedures, and the local community environment. Also:
• Provide the scope, budget and cost;
• Provide schedule for completion
(20% of the Evaluation Criteria)

6. Knowledge of Tribal History, Culture, and/or Traditions: Describe knowledge, and discuss previous directly related work experience.
(10% of the Evaluation Criteria)

7. Compliance with Indian Preference Requirements: This work is subject to Federal and Tribal Indian preference laws and regulations.
• Indicate if the Firm or Firms is/are a qualified Indian organization or Indian-owned economic enterprise.

• Regardless of whether or not the Firm or Firms is/are a qualified Indian organization or Indian-owned economic enterprise, discuss how the Firm or Firms will meet Indian preference requirements for employment and training of qualified Indian persons, and subcontracting opportunities for Indian-owned Firms or consultants.

• Describe any prior work with Indian Tribes (up to 2%)
(5% of the Evaluation Criteria)

The Tribe will maintain sole discretion in the assignment of the project.
The selected Firm or Firms must use the Tribe’s standard contract for professional services which is available upon request.
The deadline for receipt of complete statements of qualifications in accordance with the following instructions is 3:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Savings Time) on August 8th, 2018. Responses delivered after the stated deadline will not be considered.

The Tribe’s point of contact for this RFP is:

Naoki Tsuruta, Assistant Planner
Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians
1245 Fulton Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 888-9577 ext. 7546

Email: ntsuruta@ctclusi.org

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About Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) are a federally recognized Indian tribe on the central and southern Oregon coast, where the Tribes have lived since time immemorial. The CTCLUSI are governed by a seven-member Tribal council and operate under a written constitution adopted in 1987. The Tribal Government works to protect our Tribal sovereignty and our cultures, by executing all legislative actions of the Tribal Council and General Council, by treating all Tribal members with respect and ensuring the fair delivery of balanced, professional services, and by promoting self-sufficiency of our Tribal Government and the Tribal members we serve, through continuity in the professional management of Tribal operations.

Our Tribal Government provides executive oversight and administrative support to all Tribal departments, programs and services and is responsible for day-to-day Tribal operations. Responsibilities also include the implementation and monitoring of the Tribes Strategic Plan.

The CTCLUSI are made up of 3 tribes (4 Bands): 2 bands of Coos Tribes: Hanis Coos (Coos Proper), Miluk Coos; Lower Umpqua Tribe; and Siuslaw Tribe.