RFP - Legal Services

Request for Proposal - Legal Services

The Washoe Housing Authority(WHA) located at 1588 Watasheamu Drive,Gardnerville,NV,89460 is requesting quotes from qualified firms licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada. Proposals received after this time February 26, 2016 5:00 PM PST will be considered non-responsive and returned to the sender.

The Scope of Work will include, but not necessarily be limited to,thefollowing:

  1. Provide legal advice on Native American housing issues.
  2. Provide legal advice on personnel and employment issues.
  3. Provide input and assist in drafting/updating policies and procedures.
  4. Participate in monthly board of commissioners meetings.
  5. Available via telephone and email.
  6. Provide assistance related to government housing grants.
  7. Provide expert advise on Tax Credit issues.

Firms or individuals responding to this Request for Quotes must have at least the following qualifications:

  1. Over five (5) years of experience working with the Native American culture.
  2. Experience with Tribal Court system
  3. Extensive background in Nevada and California labor laws.
  4. Strong background dealing with issues related to Department of Housing (HUD) grants.
  5. Experience with Indian housing and tenant rights and eviction issues.
  6. Employment law experience of five (5) or more years.
  7. Tribal law and conveyance experience of five (5) or more years.
  8. Hourly rate of service including travel to the area for monthly board meetings at 1588 Watasheamu Dr., Gardnerville, NV.
  9. Experience with Nevada and California landlord laws.
  10. Washoe Housing Authority experience.

Firms or individuals responding to the Request for Quotes must submit the following:

  1. An itemized bid amount, to complete the scope of work.
  2. Date available to start the scope of work.
  3. If applying for Indian preference, include the following necessary qualifying documentation:
  4. Evidence showing the extent of Indian ownership, control, and interest.
  5. Evidence of structure, management, and financing affecting the Indian character of the enterprise, including major subcontracts and purchase agreements; materials or equipment supply arrangements; and management salary or profit sharing arrangements; and evidence showing the effect of these on the extent of Indian ownership and interest.
  1. Evidence sufficient to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the housing authority that the individual or firm has the technical, administrative, and financial capability to perform this contract.
  2. Evidence to show, at least 51% of the firm is qualified, as an Indian owned enterprise, as defied in 24 CFR 1000.

Evaluation Criteria:

Washoe Housing Authority will determine the most responsive responsibility bid by the bid price:

  1. Over five (5) years of experience working with the Native American culture (10 points)
  2. Extensive background in Nevada and California labor laws (10 points)
  3. Strong background dealing with issues related to Department of Housing (HUD) grants (10 points)
  4. Experience with Indian housing and tenant rights and eviction issues (15 points)
  5. Employment law experience of five (5) or more years (10 points)
  6. Tribal law and conveyance experience of five (5) or more years (10 points)
  7. Hourly rate of service including travel to the area for monthly board meetings at 1588 Watasheamu Dr., Gardnerville, NV (5 points)
  8. Experience with Nevada and California landlord laws (10 points)
  9. Washoe Housing Authority experience (5 points)
  10. Indian preference (15 points)

Responses shall be addressed to:

Washoe Housing Authority
Attn: Annette Alvarado,
1588 Watasheamu Drive
Gardnerville,NV,89460


Phone:775-265-2410
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The Washoe Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any and all proposals in the best interest of the Washoe Housing Authority.

RFP - Prosecutorial Services

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PROSECUTORIAL SERVICES

The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is soliciting detailed proposals from individuals and/or firms interested in serving as the Prosecutor for the Washoe Tribe in the Washoe Tribal Court, a court of general jurisdiction. The Prosecutor is responsible for all prosecutor duties related to adult criminal and juvenile delinquency matters for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.  Successful candidates must have the ability to earn the respect of all who appear in Tribal Court and must be able to work effectively with Tribal Members and pro se parties.  

Successful applicants will meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements:  

  1. Licensed attorney in good standing with a state bar association.
  2. A minimum of one year of prosecutorial experience.
  3. No criminal or misdemeanor convictions involving a crime of moral turpitude in the last seven (7) years.
  4. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and requirements.
  5. Knowledge of tribal laws and codes, modern tribal court practices, judicial procedure, and rules of evidence.
  6. Knowledge of federal laws and regulations pertaining to Native Americans and tribal organizations.
  7. Knowledge of tribal governments and criminal and civil procedures.
  8. Ability to work with judges, law enforcement, probation, social services, the legal department, and court staff in a professional manner.  
  9. Ability to confer and cooperate with neighboring counties in a professional manner.
  10. Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
  11. Ability to exercise independent judgment and negotiate legal actions.
  12. Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.

The majority of all work shall be performed, completed, and managed at the Washoe Tribal Courthouse in Gardnerville, Nevada.   However, successful candidates will also be available in emergency situations for the issuance of warrants and emergency orders.

Proposals may be mailed or hand delivered, as long as four (4) copies are physically received at Washoe Tribal Headquarters. Faxed, emailed, or electronic proposals are not acceptable. This Request for Proposals is open until filled.  Any information required or questions regarding this RFP should be addressed and/or delivered to:

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

If Mailing:        919 Hwy 395 South

                         Gardnerville, NV 89410

If Delivering:   919 Hwy 395 South

                          Gardnerville, NV 89410

Attention:    Kim Trovato


Phone Number:    (775) 265-8600


Fax Number:    (775) 265-8651

Interested individuals or firms should provide résumé, references, detailed work experience, and indentify hourly rate and estimated total cost of providing competent prosecutorial work.  

This Request for Proposals is non-restricted, but Indian Preference applies to the award of this contract in accordance with applicable regulations and policies.

Successful applicants will be required to enter into a contract with the Washoe

RFP - Tribal Court Judge

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TRIBAL COURT JUDGE

The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is soliciting detailed proposals from individuals interested in serving as a Tribal Court Judge for the Washoe Tribal Court, a court of general jurisdiction.   The Tribal Judge presides on motions and requests of the parties; schedules and presides over conferences, evidentiary hearings, bench trials and jury trials; conducts necessary legal or factual research and renders legal opinions.  Although not required, it is desirable that the Tribal Judge applicants have Federal Indian Law experience and experience working with tribes and tribal Members.  Successful candidates must have the ability to earn the respect of all who appear in Tribal Court and must be able to work effectively with tribal Members and pro se parties.  

Successful applicants will meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements:  

  1. Licensed attorney in good standing for a minimum of five years with a state bar association.
  2. A minimum of 2 years experience as an Administrative Law Judge, hearing officer, or equivalent experience.
  3. No criminal or misdemeanor convictions, which involve a crime of moral turpitude.
  4. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and requirements.
  5. Knowledge of tribal laws and codes, modern tribal court practices, judicial procedure, and rules of evidence.
  6. Knowledge of federal laws and regulations pertaining to Native Americans and tribal organizations.
  7. Knowledge of tribal governments and criminal and civil procedures.
  8. Ability to work with law enforcement, probation, social services, the legal department, and court staff in a professional manner.  
  9. Ability to confer and cooperate with neighboring counties in a professional manner.
  10. Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
  11. Ability to exercise independent judgment and negotiate legal actions.
  12. Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.


The majority of all work shall be performed, completed, and managed at the Washoe Tribal Courthouse in Gardnerville, Nevada.   However, successful candidates will also be available in emergency situations for the issuance of warrants and emergency orders.

Proposals must be received by the Tribe no later than February 18, 2016, may be mailed or hand delivered, as long as four (4) copies are physically received at Washoe Tribal Headquarters at the address below. Faxed, emailed, or electronic proposals are not acceptable.  Any information required or questions regarding this RFP should be addressed and/or delivered to:

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

If Mailing:        919 Hwy 395 South

                         Gardnerville, NV 89410

If Delivering:   919 Hwy 395 South

                          Gardnerville, NV 89410

Attention:        Kim Trovato


Phone Number:    (775) 265-8600


Fax Number:    (775) 265-6240

Interested individuals should provide résumé, references, detailed work experience, and indentify hourly rate and estimated total cost of providing competent prosecutorial work.  

This Request for Proposals is non-restricted, but Indian Preference applies to the award of this contract in accordance with applicable regulations and policies.

Successful applicants will be required to enter into a contract with the Washoe Tribe and will be independent contractors, not employees of the Tribe.  As such, they will be required to maintain malpractice insurance if licensed to practice law.  In addition, successful bidders will be required to adhere to the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct and any Washoe Court Code of Ethics.  

The Washoe Tribe retains the right to cancel the RFP process if it is in the Tribe’s best interest. The Washoe Tribe shall not be responsible for costs incurred by proposers for proposal preparation. This RFP does not obligate the Washoe Tribe or any applicant until a contract is signed and approved by both parties.

Tribal Council Meeting Postponed

The Washoe Tribal Council is cancelling its Regular Meeting of September 11, 2015.

The Regular Meeting of the Washoe Tribal Council shall be held on Friday, September 18, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at the Dresslerville Community Center.

Invasive Species Awareness Day

Please join the Washoe Tribe Environmental Department and concerned community members for the Invasive Species Awareness Day at Grover Hot Sprints State Park in Markleeville, CA.

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Tribal Council Agenda, 6/12/2015

Washoe Tribal Council Meeting

June 12, 2015 – 6:00pm

Dresslerville Community

AGENDA

Tribal Council Agenda, 1/9/2015

WASHOE TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING

 

Washoe Tribal Council-2014-2018 Transition

 

Carson Colony Community/Senior Building

 

Friday, January 16, 2015-6pm

Tribal Council Agenda, 12/12/2014

Washoe Tribal Council Meeting

December 12, 2014-6:00 PM

Woodfords Indian Education Center

DRAFT AGENDA

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