The Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay (EVCNB), a non-profit public benefit organization, is planning to hire a specialist consultant who can help prepare a regional Emergency Food Plan (The Plan) for the area of north Tillamook County, Oregon, including the cities of Manzanita, Wheeler, and Nehalem, and the surrounding unincorporated areas.

In the aftermath of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, coastal communities in the Nehalem Bay area expect landslides to block roads and bridges to fail, cutting off the area from outside help for several weeks.

The Plan is needed to address the immediate need for self-sustainment that could, depending on the time of year, impact up to several thousand people.

The Plan will develop guidance for local storage of emergency food supplies, for both households and as a community resource. For households, The Plan will provide simple informational brochure and classroom training materials on kinds and quantities of food needed, including practical menu and food preparation suggestions for emergency situations.

For the Nehalem Bay governmental entities which will be responsible for feeding people displaced by the earthquake/tsunami and living in temporary encampments, and those who cannot afford to stockpile food in advance, The Plan will provide detailed technical advice on how to organize mass feeding, including the types of food that should be stored, facilities required, stock rotation requirements, distribution, preparation and waste disposal.

Proposals are invited from qualified consultants to prepare The Plan. The Request For Proposals and Scope of Work is available on EVCNB’s website and at this link.

Proposals are due no later than 3 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday, March 4, 2019. Selection will be based on qualifications and experience only. The Not-To-Exceed cost of the work is $20,000.