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The Meskwaki Nation of Iowa has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) and request for proposals (RFP) to vendors/consultants for wind resource assessment.

The audience for the RFQ and RFP includes Tribal Council, Meskwaki Settlement School, executive management, information technology, finance, and all identified stakeholders of the Meskwaki Nation, as well as selected vendors.

The scope of work to be performed under this proposal shall include the securing of one anemometer tower with complete instrumentation at three levels, as well as data logging and transmission.

The contractor will provide for delivery of all equipment to the Tribe's address in Tama, Iowa. Upon arrival of all necessary equipment, the contractor will perform assembly and commissioning of the anemometer tower and data transmission equipment. During the one-year term of data collection, the contractor shall provide for the receipt and storage of data at the contractor's location.
At year's end, the contractor shall provide a meteorological analysis of the year's data, producing a set of standard meteorological reports suitable for input to technical analysis for specific wind turbine models. (Technical analysis is not to be provided under this proposal.)

Vendors should provide a project proposal that includes the following:

- an implementation strategy and estimated timeline;

- a cost estimations (includes, but is not limited to, equipment and personnel);

- a description of how the tower design will comply with federally required regulations; and

- a list of expectation from the Meskwaki Nation.

The Meskwaki Nation will complete an initial review process by Sept. 21. The proposal deadline for finalists is Oct. 5.

SOURCE: Meskwaki Nation


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