2013 LCC Request for Cooperative Project Proposals to Inventory Stream and Lake Temperature Monitoring Project Metadata
We are seeking proposals to build on a preliminary effort to gather and display project metadata (and some data attributes) of stream and lake temperature monitoring programs in Alaska.
Proposal Period: 8 February to 8 a.m. Alaska Time, 11 March 2013
Summary of Desired Deliverables
The project has three deliverables. You can bid on Deliverables 1 and 2, or on all three. We are not accepting proposals for Deliverable 3, alone, at this time.
Deliverable 1: A searchable geo-spatial database for hosting project metadata (and some data metadata or attributes) and allowing one to assess when, where and how stream and lake water temperatures have been monitored across the state of Alaska and who to contact to access the resulting temperature records. Minimum attributes to be collected about all temperature monitoring efforts are outlined in the RFP Guidance (below).
Deliverable 2: A thorough compilation of project metadata from a mutually agreed upon set of parties which have, or are continuing to, monitor stream and lake water temperatures in Alaska, especially federal and state agencies, university research groups and researchers and NGOs.
Deliverable 3: An online interface to the geo-spatial database (Deliverable 1) that supports data entry, editing, error checking, public query, and reporting of project metadata in tabular and graphic format.
Deliverables are detailed more fully in the RFP Guidance document.
A preliminary inventory was conducted as part of a workshop held in November, 2012. That inventory focused on agencies and organizations participating in the workshop. The timeline and scope of the call did not reach all potential contributors to a statewide database, nor allow contacted parties to ensure all relevant project metadata were contributed. Nor did that effort include development of a system to support future entry, editing, or query of project metadata and display of monitoring site locations.
More information on the workshop, including summary meeting notes explaining the underlying motivation for this RFP, is available here.
A summary map (11" x 17") of projects captured by the preliminary effort, along with some of the caveats regarding these results, is available here:
To submit a proposal
Read the Request for Proposals Guidance document. This provides full details on the request, guidance on the submission and selection processes, and the evaluation criteria.
WALCC NOFA and Guidance (PDF - 126 KB)
Proposal Deadline: Sunday, 10 March 2013, 8:00 pm Alaska time
NON-FEDERAL entities must submit proposals via grants.gov.
An overview of the process to apply for a grant on Grants.gov is here. In order to apply for a grant, you/your organization must complete the Grants.gov registration process. Registration can take between three to five business days or as long as two weeks if all steps are not completed in a timely manner.
The Grants.gov PMO has discovered an issue with the newest version of Adobe Reader XI Applicants may encounter the following error that will prevent them from submitting their application: "At least one required Field was empty. Please fill in the required field (highlighted) before continuing."
See the forthcoming announcement or search under the keywords 'Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (WALCC)' at http://grants.gov. The announcement should be available by COB 8 February 2013.
Please follow all directions in the RFP Guidance. You will be required to: fill out a short form with your contact information, upload your proposal, and upload your CV(s).
For questions about the proposal process, please contact Joel Reynolds (LCC Science Coordinator) at joel_reynolds [at] fws [dot] gov or 907-786-3914, or Karen Murphy (LCC Coordinator) at karen_murphy [at] fws [dot] gov or 907-786-3501.