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Tribe Seeks Request for Proposal for Feasibility Study on the Hideout

Date of Issue: October 20, 2022 Title and Purpose of RFP: Feasibility Study of Al Capone’s Hideout Property


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I. Request for Proposals The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is seeking proposals for a stipulated sum contract for the preparation and completion of a feasibility study pertaining to the Al Capone Hideout Property located within the reservation boundaries. The property to be assessed is located at 12108 County Road CC, Couderay Wisconsin. During the 1920’s prohibition era, the estate was owned by Alphonse Capone, more commonly known as “Al Capone”. Most recent uses of the property include restaurant, tours, haunted house, and a location for small events. There are 11 buildings and outbuildings located on the 407-acre plot of fee simple land which includes a 32-acre private lake and over 300 acres of forest. The Tribe purchased the property in 2009 and has recently been awarded an Economic Development Administration grant to have a feasibility study on this area conducted to support tribal economic development.

Project Objective: The intent of the project is to assess the financial viability of the property’s development and to provide stronger data for the LCO Tribal Governing Board to determine what is the most beneficial use of the property to enhance the tribal and local economy.

II. Selection Process and Schedule: Indian Preference. To the greatest extend permissible and feasible, the Tribe shall give preference in the award to qualified Indians, Indian Organizations, and Indian-Owned economic enterprises. (§ 2.502 Selection Method. Title XIV, Lac Courte Oreilles Procurement Policies and Procedures.) A team of tribal staff will review proposals for consistency with the Selection Criteria (Section VII). The top firms will be referred by the team for interviews by the Tribal Governing Board (if requested) on or about November 14, 2022 and anticipates awarding a contract by December 1, 2022. Three (3) hard copies of your materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on November10, 2022 at:


Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Government Attn: Jordan St Germaine, Planning and Grants Director 13394 W Trepania Road Hayward, WI 54843 Proposals delivered after the deadline or delivered to somewhere other than the above address will not be considered. The Tribe shall not be responsible for any costs incurred in preparing or submitting proposals. III. Scope of Work for Architectural and Engineering Services The successful consultant will be responsible for performing market research and analysis of the local trends and provide data supported recommendations for the property including potential return on investment for the most economical investment into the property. A final report shall be submitted to the LCO Planning and Grants Department and Tribal Governing Board no later than May 31, 2023 Required components of final report include: 1. Executive Summary 2. SWOT Analysis 3. Description of Products/Services to provide 4. Technology/Infrastructure considerations 5. Products/Services existing marketplace 6. Detailed marketing strategies 7. Organizational structure 8. Financial projections 9. Final findings and recommendations VI. PROPOSAL COMPONENTS The proposal must include the following: 1. Statement of Work: Must demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues directly relevant to the Contractor’s work, including the objective and scope of work. 2. Work Plan Summary: An outline summarizing the proposed Project consisting of tasks involved in the Project and established timeframes for completion. The task descriptions should be in sufficient depth to afford the Tribe a thorough understanding of the proposed scope of work. This should include a description of the performance measurement techniques, data sources and analytical methods planned to be used in completing the Project. 3. Statement of Qualifications: Contractor must submit a statement of all similar projects conducted. The projects should be identified, and the name of the client shown, including the name, addresses and phone number of the official responsible for the client company and total cost of the study completed.


4. Statement of Potential Conflicts of Interest: The Contractor must disclose any contracts, services rendered, relationships, circumstances, or interests between the firm, its consultants, or subcontractors and other clients that could pose any conflicts of interests, influence judgment or impair objectivity, or give the appearance of such conflicts. If there have been no such relationships, a statement to that effect is to be included in the proposal. 5. Fee, Expense and Cost Analysis: Please provide activities and describe any projected expenses and any expense multipliers that will be applied. VII. PROPOSAL EVALUATION A. Proposals will be reviewed by a review committee for consistency and the top candidates will be referred to the Tribal Governing Board. B. Consultant selection based pursuant to the following criteria: 25% Consultant’s financial proposal If the bid from a qualified Lac Courte Oreilles tribally owned business or another qualified Indian-owned economic enterprise or organization is within the (15%) range of the lowest, non- Indian firm, the Lac Courte Oreilles tribally owned business will be given the first opportunity to meet the lowest bid price, then a qualified Indian-owned firm will be given an opportunity to meet the lowest bid price. Should the Lac Courte Oreilles tribally owned business or another Indian-owned firm refuse to meet this lower price, the bid shall then be awarded to the responsive and responsible low bidder for the project.

25% Consultant’s overall experience in assisting in design and construction of similar limited scope and cost limited projects.

25% Technical Proposal– Overall Approach, cost saving measures, Ability to complete project on time with a high level of quality control, etc.

25% Consultant’s staff qualifications and previous experience working with Tribes. C. Final recommendation to the Tribal Governing Board The Tribe reserves the right to request formal interviews before finalizing its recommendation. VIII. GENERAL PROVISIONS

A. Statement for Indian Preference. All responses shall contain the Tribal Indian Preference Statement which delineates the bidder’s responsibility toward ensuring the project, and that the contractor and all sub-contractors meet the requirements of the Indian Preference regulations.


B. The Tribe reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to negotiate (price and scope of project) after selection and waive any or all formalities with the firm selected by the Tribe.


C. Suspension I Debarment: Please indicate, by answering, if your company or any person associated therewith is in the capacity of owner, partner, director, officer, or any position involving the administration of Federal or State funds:


1. Is currently under suspension, debarment, voluntary exclusion, or determination of ineligibility by any federal, state, or tribal agency.


2. Has been suspended, debarred, voluntarily excluded, or determined ineligible by any federal, state, or tribal agency within the past 3 years.


3. Has a proposed debarment pending; or has been indicted, convicted, or had a

civil judgment rendered against it or them by a court of competent jurisdiction in any matter involving fraud or official misconduct within the past 3 years.