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RFP Operation & Maintenance Contract of the Port & Harbor Fish Grinding Facility


By the City of Homer, Alaska

For an Operation & Maintenance Contract of the Port & Harbor Fish Grinding Facility

City of Homer’s Port and Harbor is requesting proposals from qualified firms for the seasonal operation of the Fish Grinding Facility.  Successful proposer will be contracted to operate and maintain the Fish Waste Grinding Facility during sport/commercial fishing seasons, May 1 to October 20, for a consecutive three years, 2013 to 2016.  Operation and maintenance tasks include, but are not limited to the following: provide labor to grind the fish waste that is delivered to the fish grinder; provide routine maintenance on the fish grinder equipment and the tote dump system; provide 20 non-insulated fish totes with lids and a forklift capable of lifting 1,500 pounds; verify the documented deliveries, collect samples required by ADEC, and submit findings and delivery record book to the Port and Harbor.

The City also invites alternative proposals from firms or individuals seeking to use fish carcasses that are collected at the Fish Grinding Facility, in more useful ways than what our current program is performing.  In pursuit of a more useful way, though, the City is not interested in incurring more costs to the Port and Harbor Enterprise, nor of proposals that would cause more congestion to the high-traffic area surrounding Fish Dock Road.

Plan holder registration forms, and Plans and Specifications are available on line at All bidders must submit a City of Homer Plan Holders Registration form to be on the Plan Holders List and to be considered responsive. Sealed Proposals will be received by the Office of the City Clerk, at 491 E. Pioneer Avenue, Homer, Alaska 99603 no later than 4:30 pm, Thursday, February 13, 2014. Proposals received after the time fixed for receipt of the Proposal shall not be considered.

Please direct technical questions regarding this proposal in writing to Bryan Hawkins, City of Homer, Port Director/Harbormaster at or to 4350 Homer Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603.

The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive irregularities or informalities in the proposals, and to award a contract to the respondent that best meets the selection criteria and the City’s needs.


Dated the 22nd day of January, 2014.


Walt Wrede, City Manager

Account #: 400-0600-5227

Published: Homer Tribune January 29 and February 5, 2014