Pre-Procurement Activities “This is a nice piece of Rez ! What can we build here?”. Presented by: Luralene Tapahe, Assistant Attorney General Economic & Community Development Unit Navajo Nation Department of Justice June 25, 2009. Hmm?.
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Luralene Tapahe, Assistant Attorney General
Economic & Community Development Unit
Navajo Nation Department of Justice
June 25, 2009
After the community decides to proceed witha Project, what needs to happen first – before we caneven think about getting an architect to design, or a contractor to build, the Project?
PPAs should be performed primarily by Chapters, with the technical assistance of the LGSCs, Capital Improvement Office, the State funding agency that provided funds for the Project, and/or some limited assistance from the Lead Agency.
Because all necessary PPAs must be completed beforeactual Procurement for a contract can begin!
“Naw, we can’t build it there, Gramma Bullygoat
will never sign the consent form.”
2. Secure a comprehensive legal description of the site for the facility, including any existing land use rights of other parties such as rights-of-way or other easements, if any.
3. Obtain land survey information, with for the facility, including any existing land use rights of other parties such as rights-of-way or other easements, if any.
comprehensive site data.
4. Obtain evaluation of existing site conditions, any and all site development requirements, subsoil investigation & test results, including soil and water retention & drainage, fill requirements, and erosion control.
5. Determine building & site material requirements and all required quality construction standards, quality assurance and quality control requirements.
“Don’t forget about me!”
12. Determine what special codes, regulations, ordinances, statutes, and permitting requirements apply to the project.
13. Determine the availability of utilities, any additional land use necessary for utilities infrastructure, and what parties will have responsibility for the costs of utilities.
14. Determine necessary turnouts, access roads, parking and landscaping requirements.
contracts, if any,
are to be utilized . . . . .
17. Do your best “due diligence” to find out if there are other applicable requirements or considerations that must be taken into account for the project.
For further assistance or any questions regarding are other applicable requirements or considerations that must be taken into account for the project.
Pre-Procurement Activities, please contact
your local LGSC, the Navajo Nation Capital Improvement Office, or the State funding agency that provided funds for the Project.
If you need further assistance from the Department of Justice, I can be reached by email at:
or by telephone at: (928) 871-6933
This Presentation will also be
available on the
Navajo Nation's ARRA website:
“What?! We can’t eat here no more? Yaa da la!”