Funds available for educational projects related to our mission

The Council works to educate Exxon Valdez region youth about the environmentally safe operation of the Alyeska terminal and associated tankers. Working with area youth is vital to fight complacency that can arise if new generations of citizens are not continually reminded of the need for ongoing oil spill prevention.

To support this effort, the Council is inviting proposals for facilitating learning experiences with Exxon Valdez oil spill region youth.

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RFQ: Valdez Marine Terminal Operations and Maintenance Monitoring

Valdez Marine Terminal
Valdez Marine Terminal

The Council is seeking a qualified engineering firm, specializing in the integrity management of crude oil terminal facilities, to provide technical support for the Council’s Terminal Operations and Environmental Monitoring Program. The goal of that program is to prevent hazardous liquid spills and minimize the actual and potential environmental impacts associated with the operation and maintenance of the Valdez Marine Terminal.

Deadline: November 4, 2021 at 5:00p.m.
Award announcement: November 18, 2021

Please read the full list of services requested and expertise in the full Request for Qualifications:

RFQ: Valdez Marine Terminal Operations and Maintenance Monitoring (1.4 MB)

Request for Proposals: Review of Peer Listener Program – Phase 1

Tustamena Lake on Kenai Peninsula near Kenai

The Council is inviting proposals for a comprehensive review of its Peer Listener Training program and similar programs in Alaska and nationwide. After the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, social scientists working with the impacted communities developed a Peer Listener program to build community resilience. The training teaches peer listening techniques that allow community members to support each other.

The current RFP is for Phase I of the project. Work includes:

  1. Review the Peer Listener Training and associated manual. 
  2. Make recommendations for updating the program for a contemporary audience with improved techniques and methodologies for delivering peer listener training

The resulting report will inform the Council’s decisions about how to revise the peer listener training, the associated manual, and the train-the-trainer program. A Phase II RFP for implementation of recommendations may be forthcoming after completion of Phase I, subject to Board of Directors approval and the availability of funding.

Submittal Deadline: October 31, 2021
Award Announcement: November 30, 2021

For a complete description of the project and scope of work, please download the full RFP:

Peer Listener RFP - Reopened until October 31 2021 (0.3 MB)

Questions and clarifications

  • Q: I read the RFP, but I did not see the number of hours or budget expected.
    A: We left that information off because there is a Phase I and a Phase II to this project, and so looking at just this budget might seem too small to be interesting to some folks. At this time we have $10,000 budgeted for Phase I, which is the data gathering described in the RFP. Our intention is to open a second RFP based on the information we learn. That would be more funding to actually implement the changes to our program and manual. We do occasionally consider proposals that come in at higher amounts, and either adjust our budget or work with the proposer to negotiate a reduced scope. 
  • The timeline for this project is potentially flexible – if the proposed timeline in the RFP isn’t feasible or appropriate for you, please feel free to include information about what timeline you propose and why. For example, an academic may need to accommodate their university schedule.
  • Administrative tasks of coordinating meetings with PWSRCAC volunteers and staff, including providing Zoom links, will be handled by PWSRCAC staff. Contractors do not need to budget for this work.

Additional questions?
Inquiries regarding this request for proposals should be directed via email to the project’s manager Betsi Oliver at

Request for Proposals: Crude Oil Piping Inspections Review

The Council is inviting proposals for a project to review procedures and results of the internal and in-line crude oil piping inspections that took place at the Valdez Marine Terminal from 2016 through 2018. The final report will summarize the inspections; procedures; results; implementation of best industry practices; alignment with regulations; and if warranted, recommendations on performance improvements for future inspections.

Submittal Deadline: April 3, 2020
Award Announcement: May 15, 2020

For more information on this project and full instructions to submit a proposal, please download the full RFP:

Request For Proposals - Crude Oil Piping Inspections Review (0.3 MB)


Question: What time are proposals due on April 3, 2020?
Answer: Proposals are due by 5 PM Alaska Standard Time. If you feel that you will not be able to submit your proposal by then please contact Austin Love by 12 PM on April 3 and a possible extension of the deadline may be granted. If an deadline extension is granted to any one company it will also be extended for all others, and a deadline update will be posted to this webpage.

Additional inquiries regarding this request for proposals should be directed via email to Austin Love via email:

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