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2019 Opportunities to Submit Bids on Projects Related to Hudson River NERR Research

Restoration workshop breakout session

HRNERR has four opportunities for qualified consultants.

Deadline for submission is noon on July 19, 2019.

The titles and descriptions of the projects are listed below. Click the titles to view the Request for Quotes documents.

Requests for Quotes were published in the Contract Reporter on June 27, 2019.


I. Market analysis of research institutions and fellowship programs conducting research related to Hudson River NERR priorities and Outreach

The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HRNERR/Reserve) is seeking a consultant to conduct market analyses of research institutions, fellowships and venues and to conduct outreach on Reserve research and fellowship programs.

Services: Market research, communications and outreach

Qualifications: Familiarity with college and university research and fellowship process. Experience with communications and outreach. Knowledge of Hudson River ecological and social science research. Experience in market analysis.


II. Trainer in proposal writing for students interested in research related to Hudson River NERR priorities

The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HRNERR) is seeking an experienced proposal and grant writing trainer to plan and conduct a 4-hour training session on proposal writing for research fellowship proposals. The workshop audience is high school to graduate students interested in applying for a variety of fellowships opportunities for research in the Hudson River Estuary, and potentially their faculty advisors. The training session will be part of a 6 to 8-hour workshop on research and fellowships to be held in Fall 2019 on a weekday. The other agenda items of the workshop will be planned and implemented by Reserve staff and partners. The location will be at Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg NY. We anticipate attendance of 30-50 students. This project ties into and relies on results from other concurrent related projects being conducted in the next twelve months.

Services: Instructor in grant writing for ecological research and fellowship proposals.

Qualifications: Experience teaching grant writing to students. Knowledge of research and fellowship grants requirements. Knowledge of Hudson River ecological research preferred.

Flowchart for Research and Fellowship Projects

III. Database (MS Access) /bibliography of references from research conducted in the Hudson River NERR

The NYSDEC Hudson River Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HRNERR/Reserve) is seeking a consultant to create a searchable, relational bibliography/database using a platform or application which is publicly available and easy to use. The consultant will select a product in consultation with Reserve staff and which is compatible with NYSDEC system (Office 365). The consultant will test the platform by populating it with fifty known records of peer reviewed publications and grey literature of, ecological water quality and social science that has been conducted in the Reserve sites since 1982. The consultant will train Reserve staff (~10 people) in data entry, queries and reports.

Services: Bibliography database development, testing, troubleshooting and archiving of records.

Qualifications: Five years’ experience with developing databases in Microsoft Excel, Access and Google platforms. Five years’ experience with bibliography management. Experience archiving and managing information and records.


IV. Research forums / symposia and fellowship fairs for students and faculty interested in research related to Hudson River NERR priorities

The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HRNERR/Reserve) is seeking a consultant to and plan and implement two research forum and fellowship fairs between November 25, 2019 and February 28, 2020. The events are aimed at research faculty and students in the Hudson Valley interested in research related to Reserve research priorities and management issues.

Services: Research symposium and vendor fair coordination and implementation.

Qualifications: Experience running events similar to fellowship fairs; planning and implementing events similar to research forums or symposium; managing events in New York City and knowledge of the college and university processes in regards to research and fellowships and knowledge of Hudson River Estuary research.

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Tivoli Bays Launch Closure – 2019

The canoe and kayak launch on the Kidd Lane access road at Tivoli Bays WMA is closed for renovations until further notice. At this time, DEC does not have an estimated completion date for the project. Please contact Nathan Ermer at 845-256-3047 for more information about this project. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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