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WaterSMART Proposal Request

Request for Proposals for Facilitation and Formalization

Columbia Basin Sustainable Water Coalition

The Lincoln County Conservation District (LCCD), in partnership with Columbia Basin Sustainable Water Coalition is seeking Requests for Proposals to assist with the facilitation and formal development of the Columbia Basin Sustainable Water Coalition through the WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Managements Program.  We are seeking a proposal to assist with facilitation and development of a watershed group.  The facilitation will include collaborating with LCCD with the following activities:


  • Watershed group formalization to include creating foundational documents and continue the expansion of the coalition group.  Establish a formal process and structure for the group, including the establishment of a board or representatives and committees as needed. Specific qualifications include the following, with weight indicated after each qualification criteria:

    • Formal facilitation experience (50%)

    • Experience organizing entities and nonprofits within the Columbia Basin (20%)

    • Expertise with Washington law and organizational documents (20%)


  • Collaborate with the LCCD and coalition group to develop and distribute educational and outreach materials to increase participation and membership.  Will include creating and distributing a flyer with basic information on the critical water supply challenge, the coalition’s mission, and how to participate. (10%) 


Firms desiring consideration shall submit two copies, one paper and one electronic of proposals with references to Elsa Bowen, Lincoln County Conservation District, P.O. Box 46, Davenport, WA 99122 and  Qualifications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday April 1st, 2022. Proposals shall be no longer than 10 pages.

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