Game and Fish is seeking a contractor to conduct Sport-fishing education programs for the public

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December 22nd, 2008

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is looking to contract with someone who has fundamental fishing knowledge and skills and who is able to conduct sport-fishing education programs in the Phoenix metropolitan area and communities in the northern half of Arizona.

As the Phoenix sport fishing education contractor, the person selected would be teaching the fundamentals of fishing to beginning anglers in both a classroom and field setting.

Classroom instruction is usually an hour in length and provides information about the kinds of fish found in Arizona, basic fishing equipment, fishing rules and regulations and safe fishing practices. Field instruction is usually three to four hours long and provides hands-on fishing opportunities for anglers to practice basic fishing skills.

The sport-fishing education contractor will work with people of all ages and diverse groups. Some of the groups include school groups, scouting and other youth groups, senior citizens, summer camps and special needs groups just to name a few.

The Game and Fish Department’s Sport Fishing Program utilizes the Urban Fishing Program lakes as well as many of the streams, lakes and reservoirs throughout Arizona. The department provides the contractor with all rods, reels, bait, educational supplies and other equipment used in these programs. The contractor is required to provide a vehicle capable of carrying the equipment needed to conduct these programs.

This is one of the most unique and rewarding jobs you will ever have. This is one of those few jobs that you will find yourself saying “I really love this job.”


Solicitation No: GF9026-D
Solicitation Due Date & Time: Jan. 15, 2009 by 3 p.m. MST

If you are interested in becoming a sport-fishing education contractor, you must first request a copy of the documents to be completed and submit a proposal describing how you will fulfill the requirements of the contract. You can obtain these documents by e-mailing your name, address, phone number, fax number (if applicable) and e-mail address to Nancy Cline,, Purchasing Office.

The documents will be e-mailed to you with a hard copy following in regular mail. You can request these documents by mail by sending your contact information to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attention: Nancy Cline, Purchasing Office, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, Arizona 85086.

You can also request the documents by fax by faxing your contact information to the Purchasing Office fax (623) 623-7922. When requesting by mail or fax, please include the solicitation number (GF9026-D) with your request.

Be sure you request the documents in time to receive, complete and return them before the solicitation due date and time stated above. This is a sealed bid offer. Solicitation responses that are e-mailed, faxed, or that arrive after the due date and time will not be considered.

Please note, the Arizona Game and Fish Department picks up mail at the post office at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Bids sent on Jan. 14 to arrive on Jan. 15 will be late because the department will not receive it until Jan. 16.

To insure accuracy in transmission of information, telephone requests cannot be accepted. All questions must be in writing and can be submitted to Nancy Cline at or faxed to the Purchasing Office at (623) 236-7922. Donna Bailloux, procurement officer for this solicitation, will be out of the office from Dec. 25, 2008 through Jan. 4, 2009, and will not be checking messages.


There will be a Pre-bid Meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2009, at the Arizona Game and Fish Department in the Eagle Conference Room, 5000 West Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ  85086.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, or this document in an alternative format, by contacting the AGFD Director’s Office, 5000 West Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086, (623) 236-7290. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange for accommodation.

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