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Response to OURPORT

On October 10, 2019, the City Council approved the release of the final Request for Proposals (RFP) for Contract No. 19-36, Redevelopment of Port of Ketchikan Berths I, II, and III and Other Infrastructure within the City as a potential means to accomplish infrastructure needs at the Port of Ketchikan through a public-private partnership. Within the last few months, a group comprised of community residents and businesses known as OURPORT has engaged community members regarding the City of Ketchikan’s decision to move forward with the RFP process. While the City appreciates the growing interest in this project to ensure the decisions made best serve the community, some of the information presented on this topic is factually incorrect and requires further clarification. The City of Ketchikan offers the following additional information for consideration.

City Response to OURPORT

The Request for Proposals and related information is available on the City’s bid site: https://www.ktn-ak.us/bids. Users must register and login to the Ketchikan Customer Portal to view, download and respond to all posted bids. Alternatively, the Request for Proposals issued October 21, 2019 as well as Addenda No. 1 to the RFP issued December 5, 2019 are available here:

City of Ketchikan Cruise Partner RFP Final

Addenda 1 City of Ketchikan Cruise Partner RFP

RFP exhibits and related information are also available by contacting the City Manager’s Office at (907) 228-5603.