GLOS Funding Opportunity: Lake Michigan Nearshore Community Buoy

Posted by: admin June 4, 2012

The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase and deployment of at least one (1) buoy along the nearshore area of Lake Michigan near Grand Haven during the 2013-15 recreation seasons. The purpose of this buoy will be to fill observing gaps in the nearshore region by providing critical meteorological and physical data to support National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts while at the same time supporting local community needs for information. If the proposed budget allows, this award can be used to support one (1) additional buoy in a location determined by the applicant provided the proposed scope of work is aligned with the scope and guidelines outlined in this RFP. This funding opportunity is made possible through the Coastal Storms Program, a nationwide effort led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to make communities safer by reducing the loss of life and negative impacts caused by coastal storms.

To view the full RFP download: GLOS CSP RFP_06.04.2012_0

Proposal Submission

Proposals must be received by 1:00 pm ET, Monday June 18, 2012.  
Proposals are to be submitted to Kelli Paige at in PDF format.
All questions regarding this RFP, whether technical or procedural in nature, must be directed to Kelli Paige via email only ( by 1:00 pm ET Friday, June 8, 2012. Responses will be posted to the GLOS website  by Friday, June 15, 2012.

UPDATE: Answers to questions submitted by the June 8th deadline are available: CSP RFP QA