Simcoe Springs Restoration

Close date: 
Tuesday, February 20

The Yakama Nation is soliciting bids for construction activities associated with upgrading two springs for agricultural use, fencing a wildlife meadow, and removing remnant infrastructure.  The project is intended to benefit the overall water quality in Rock Creek basin and provide meadow protection and restoration to support biological diversity at both sites for all fish and wildlife species.

The two headwater springs are located in upper Quartz Creek, a tributary of Rock Creek in Klickitat County, Washington (45. 974974, -120.482037).  These sites will conserve and enhance quantity and quality of water, meadow protection and rehabilitation, and support biological diversity.  This project will enhance the water quality and water quantity of one of the headwater tributary streams that support Middle Columbia Steelhead Distinct Population Segments in the subbasin. Oncorhynchus mykiss (O. mykiss) critical habitat has been identified by NOAA in the subbasin and there is a recovery plan in place for the subbasin.  Spring and meadow restoration within the subbasin has been identified in the recovery plan as a key restoration action to benefit the O. mykiss population.  Spring restoration includes relocating two spring fed water troughs out of the spring outlet and riparian areas to new locations more suitable to cattle use. Meadow restoration includes fencing cattle out of the meadow and spring outlet and planting native plants in the riparian corridor adjacent to the meadow.

Critical Dates:

Question Submission Deadline:                                 February 9, 2024 – 17:00 pm

Bid Submission Deadline:                                          February 20, 2024 – 12:00 pm

Tentative Award Selection:                                         March 1, 2024 

Project Initiation:                                                        May 1, 2024   

Project Completion :                                                 June 30, 2024

Qualified Contractor Bids on the Bid Schedule shall be received in hand no later than 12:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time on February 20, 2024.  Hardcopy proposal may be mailed to:

Yakama Nation Fisheries

Attn:  Justine Chumley

RE:  Simcoe Springs Project
PO Box 151
Toppenish, WA  98948

In addition to hardcopy send an electronic copy to Patrick Hayden

Please contact Patrick Hayden (509-945-2325) with any questions.        

Additional Information:

  • Davis Bacon Wages Apply to this contract.  The winning contractor will adhere to the Davis Bacon rules and comply and submit all necessary paperwork to the Yakama Nation.

Please see Bid Addendum 1 released 2/12/2024 and responses to contractor questions recevied through 2/9/2024 in downloads section.