Posted on August 19, 2010

Federal Business Opportunities: Native American Medicine Man

Department of Justice, August 17, 2010

Solicitation Number: RFQP04021000018

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Bureau of Prisons

Location: FPC Duluth

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Original Synopsis

Added: Aug 17, 2010 4:13 pm

The Federal Bureau of Prisons, FPC Duluth, Duluth, MN, intends to make a single award to a responsible entity for providing the services of Native American Medicine man to the inmate population as outlined in the statement of work. The anticipated date of the award will be approximately October 1, 2010 subjected to funds availability for the next fiscal year. The duration of the contract will be from the date of award through 09/30/2011. The contractor shall perform all services at FPC Duluth, in the Religious Services Department, located at 6902 Airport Road, Duluth MN, 55814.

The contractor will conduct Native American ceremonies and provide instruction to inmates in the Native American Faith.

General Topics for Contractors–Native American

1. Red Road

2. All My Relation

3. Medicine Wheel

4. The Sacred Pipe

5. Sweat Lodge

6. Elders

7. Circle of Life

8. Traditions/Rituals

9. Prayers

10. Ceremonies

11. Fasting

12. Smudging

13. The Drum

14. Grandfather/Grandmother

15. Dances

16. The Medicine Pouch

17. Offerings

18. Decision-making

19. Ritual Objects

20. Eagle

21. Eagle Feathers

22. Nature Lessons

23. Family Relations

24. Parenting

25. Learning

26. Healthy Relationships

27. Culture

28. Healing Traditions

29. Herbal Medicines

30. Understanding Self

31. Respect

32. Traditional Games

33. Traditional Foods

34. Seasons

35. Healing Self

36. A Grateful Heart

37. Cleansing Ceremonies

38. What is the role of faith and Community Re-entry?

The contractor will supply all of their own religious garments and books. The contractor will control, supervise, and be responsible for all government materials and equipment and will ensure that such equipment and materials are used only for legitimate program purposes.

The contractor will provide 4 sessions per year. The sessions will either be on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Pipe ceremony) or on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (sweat ceremony). The day and time of these services is subject to change with agreement of the religious services department and the contractor. A session will consist of 4 hours to include entry and exit.

The contractor will adhere to all regulations prescribed by FPC Duluth for the safety, custody, and conduct of inmates. All contract personnel providing services within the confines of the FPC shall have a complete investigation conducted in accordance with BOP Program Statement 3000.02, “Personnel Manual”. Any contract personnel who enter the FPC on a regular basis shall be required to attend a four-hour institution orientation program prior to assuming his or her responsibilities under the contract. A “refresher” orientation must be completed annually. The CM (Contract Monitor) will be responsible for scheduling training for contract personnel.

The solicitation will be made available on or about August 20, 2010 and will be distributed solely through the General Services Administration’s Federal Business Opportunities website at Hard copies of the solicitation will not be available. The site provides downloading instructions. All future information regarding this acquisition, including solicitation amendments, will also be distributed solely through this site. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to insure that they have the most up to date information about this acquisition. All contractors doing business with the federal government shall be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. The website for registration is

The anticipated date for receipt of quotes is September 06, 2010; however, this is a projected estimate and quotes should refer to page 1 of the solicitation for the actual date quotations are due. All responsible sources may submit a quote which will be considered.

Contracting Office Address:

PO Box 1400

6902 Airport Road

Duluth, Minnesota 55814

Place of Performance:

Federal Prison Camp

6902 Airport Road

Duluth, Minnesota 55814

United States

Primary Point of Contact.:

David Grezak,

Contract Specialist

[email protected]

Phone: 2182497322

Fax: 2187334703