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22nd February 2012

Request for Bids

The Gwabalis Fisheries Group is accepting sealed bids on the following Licence:

Crab by Trap Licence FW 20 10.71 metres - AREA H
Lease period – Date of Licence issuance to December 31, 2012

Form of Bid Submission:

All persons submitting a bid to lease the above licence, should include the following information:
1. Contact information for Bid confirmation
2. Fishing experience
3. Vessel to be fished and status of vessel (vessel owner, Vessel Registration Number)
4. Lease price (to be paid prior to licence transfer)
5. Employment opportunity provided (Specify if any members of the following First Nations will be employed: Da’naxda’xw, Mamalilikulla, Gwa’sala- ‘Nakwaxdaw’xw, Quatsino, Tlatlasikwala)

Please note that this licence is only available from the time of issuance to DECEMBER 31, 2012. As well, this licence is designated for AREA H

Evaluation of Bid Submission:

Lease offers will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
1. Lease price offer: 20 (maximum points awarded)
2. Fishing experience: 10
3. Vessel status: 10
4. First Nations Employed: 10

Deadline & Submission:

Deadline no later than: 1:00 pm Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sealed bids must be submitted to Gwabalis Fisheries Group c/o Florence Van Graven
In person or by mail to 322 Quattishe Road, Coal Harbour BC V0N 1K0. Please mark envelope clearly with “Crab Licence Bid” Questions can be directed to David Schmidt (250) 902-0654

Gwabalis reserves the right to withdraw this offer at anytime. Gwabalis also holds the right to refuse any or all bids if they are deemed unsatisfactory and may at its discretion hold another bid process.

Successful applicants will be notified on or about Monday, March 5, 2012