The State of Maine is seeking proposals for services as the lead hydrographer for the Maine Coastal Program’s Mapping Initiative.

A copy of the RFP, as well as the Question & Answer Summary and all amendments related to this RFP, can be obtained at the following website:

Proposals must be submitted to the State of Maine Division of Procurement Services, located at the Burton M. Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall Street – 4th Floor, Augusta, ME 04330.  Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 pm, local time, on March 6, 2018, when they will be opened.  Proposals not received at the Division of Procurement Services’ aforementioned address by the aforementioned deadline will not be considered for contract award.

The Maine Coastal Program’s Mapping Initiative acquires seafloor and marine habitat information including bathymetry and backscatter data, sediment information, fauna type and abundance, and water column data. The data contribute to numerous ongoing efforts including identification and characterization of potential sand and gravel resources that may be used for beach replenishment, assessment of nearshore sand movement over time to inform beach nourishment projects, investigations of cable areas and other State Submerged Lands Programs interest areas, and marine habitat modeling. This project also provides new data that are incorporated into National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) nautical charts.