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:

Request for Proposals: Port Valdez Metocean Buoy Support

Photo of new buoy deployed in 2019.
More information about the deployment of the buoys: New buoys now streaming weather conditions from Port Valdez

Update: The deadline for this RFP has passed.

The Council is inviting proposals from a contractor to provide support services for its two weather/metocean buoys currently installed and operating in Port Valdez, Alaska. The two buoys measure ocean currents and common weather parameters in Port Valdez, Alaska:

Submittal Deadline: March 27, 2020
Award Announcement: April 3, 2020

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

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Port Valdez Metocean Buoy Project Support (0.2 MB)


Inquiries regarding this request for proposals should be directed via email to Alan Sorum via email:


Funds available for educational projects related to our mission

Students look for lingering Exxon Valdez oil during in 2016. Photo courtesy of Alaska Geographic.

Youth Involvement proposals requested for Fall & Winter 2018/2019

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) is inviting proposals for facilitating learning experiences with Exxon Valdez oil spill region youth. Youth in this case can include students from K-12 formal education, homeschool students, informal education programs, and either formal or informal college-level education. In the past, the PWSRCAC has also sponsored projects for teachers that benefit area youth.

Projects should result in better understanding of such topics as: citizens’ oversight, environmental impacts of the operation of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company oil terminal in Valdez and the oil tankers that call there, oil spill prevention and response planning and operation, and/or other topics related to the Council’s mission.

Submittal Deadline May 7, 2018 by 9:00 PM
Award Announcement July 1, 2018

For more information and instructions on how to submit a proposal, download the full RFP.

Past Projects: Past and ongoing projects have included: youth stewardship expeditions into the marine environment via sea kayak and other vessels, youth monitoring for aquatic invasive species, public oil spill science discovery labs, oil spill science and technology outreach, travel funding for marine stewardship programs, oil spill education website development, K-12 oil spill curriculum writing and testing, travel funding for youth presenting oil spill projects at conferences, oral history projects related to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and other marine stewardship programs for students with an oil spill connection. More information about past projects can be viewed at the PWSRCAC website.

If you have questions about this request for proposals, please contact Outreach Coordinator Lisa Matlock at 907-277-7222.

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