Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-01

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-01

PROJECT TITLE: Instruction of a Water Treatment-Level 1 Operator Training Course for Tribal Water Operators on April 9-12, 2018, in Camp Verde, Arizona

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: March 16, 2018, 5:00 P.M. local time in Arizona

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: February 21, 2018

EXPECTED PERIOD OF SERVICES: Tentatively March 23, 2018, through December 31, 2018

SUMMARY: The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) Tribal Water System (TWS) Program is soliciting proposals for the instruction of a Water Treatment – Level 1 operator training course for Tribal water utility personnel on April 9-12, 2018, in Camp Verde, Arizona. The objective of the training course is to empower Tribal water utility personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate and maintain Level 1 drinking water treatment facilities (see Request for Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-01).   Click Here for the Request for Proposal (RFP)  Click Here for the Bidder Information Form

Requests to be placed on the ITCA Water RFP distribution list are accepted at any time by email to twsinfo@itcaonline.com

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-02

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-02

PROJECT TITLE: Instruction of a Water Distribution-Level 1 Operator Training Course for Tribal Water Operators on April 30-May 4, 2018, in Camp Verde, Arizona

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: March 16, 2018, 5:00 P.M. local time in Arizona

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: February 21, 2018

EXPECTED PERIOD OF SERVICES: Tentatively March 23, 2018, through December 31, 2018

SUMMARY: The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) Tribal Water Systems (TWS) Program is soliciting proposals for the instruction of a Water Distribution – Level 1 operator training course for Tribal water utility personnel on April 30-May 4, 2018, in Camp Verde, Arizona. The objective of the training course is to empower Tribal water utility personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate and maintain Level 1 drinking water distribution systems (see Request for Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-02).  Click Here for the Request for Proposal (RFP)  Click Here for the Bidder Information Form

Requests to be placed on the ITCA Water RFP distribution list are accepted at any time by email to twsinfo@itcaonline.com 

 

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-03

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-03

PROJECT TITLE: Instruction of a Water Distribution-Level 1 Operator Training Course for Tribal Water Operators on August 13-17, 2018 in Gardnerville, Nevada

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: March 30, 2018, 5:00 P.M. local time in Arizona

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: February 21, 2018

EXPECTED PERIOD OF SERVICES: Tentatively April 30, 2018, through December 31, 2018

SUMMARY: The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) Tribal Water Systems (TWS) Program is soliciting proposals for the instruction of a Water Distribution – Level 1 operator training course for Tribal water utility personnel on August 13-17, 2018, in Gardnerville, Nevada. The objective of the training course is to empower Tribal water utility personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate and maintain Level 1 drinking water distribution systems (see Request for Proposal (RFP) ITCA- TWS 18-03).  Click Here for the Request for Proposal (RFP)   Click Here for the Bidder Information Form

Requests to be placed on the ITCA Water RFP distribution list are accepted at any time by email to twsinfo@itcaonline.com 

IMPORTANT: Postponement of Switching to the New ABC 2017 Exams

ITCA has postponed its use of NEW Certification Exams in 2017

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc (ITCA) National Tribal Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Program must postpone its switch to using the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) new 2017 operator certification exams. 

Until further notice, the ITCA Program will continue using the existing ABC 2012 Standardized operator certification exams for both Paper-Booklet Testing and Computer-Based Testing.

For more information about this postponement, click here: Postponement of Change

If you have any questions, please contact the ITCA Tribal Water Department at (602) 258-4822.
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2017 ITCA Tribal Water/Wastewater Operator of the Year

Attention Tribal Water and Wastewater Professionals:

Have you noticed a water/wastewater operator working in Indian Country…

•Going above and beyond their assigned job duties?
•Lending support to a co-worker or staff member?
•Providing assistance to another utility?
•Volunteering in the community?
•Going the extra mile in any form?

Then here’s your chance to acknowledge and celebrate their efforts and hard work. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) National Tribal Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Program is requesting nominations for the 2017 Tribal Water/Wastewater Operator of the Year Award.

Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination to show appreciation for the quality and integrity of the work done by an operator of a Tribal water or wastewater system. Nominations should be submitted by those who have personally witnessed the great work of the operator being nominated.

The deadline for submitting nominations is August 31, 2017.
Award ceremony will be on September 20-21, 2017.

Click Here: 2017 Operator of the Year Nomination Packet

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2018 Calendar of Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Training and Examination Events

Development of the ITCA National Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Training Schedule Calendar is in progress!

Shown below is the current  list of training and exam events, as well as their associated dates and locations that are proposed to be offered in 2018. Please note:  the information listed here is draft and may be subject to change.

Click Here: 2018 Training & Certification Schedule

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Operator Training/Certification Exam Event Date Location
Advisory Committee Spring Meeting March 26, 2018 Phoenix, AZ
Region 9
Tribal Operator Workgroup-Spring Meeting March 27-28, 2018 Phoenix, AZ
Region 9
Region 9 Tribal Drinking Water Symposium May 21-24, 2018 Reno, NV
Region 9
Advisory Committee Fall Meeting August 28, 2018

Region 9

National O&M Summit August 29-30, 2018 Region 9
General Module & Very Small Water Systems February 26-March 2, 2018 Nice, CA
Region 9
General Module & Very Small Water Systems April 30-May 4, 2018 Anacortes, WA
Region 10
Safe Drinking Water Act 101 Training Course March 19-22, 2018 Ft. Wingate, NM
Region 6
Safe Drinking Water Act 202 Training Course June 25-27, 2018 Phoenix, AZ
Region 9
Tribal Utility Management April 23-27, 2018 Valley Center, CA
Region 9
Water Distribution-Level 1 April 30-May 4, 2018 Camp Verde, AZ
Region 9
Water Distribution-Level 1 May 14-18, 2018 Mescalero, NM
Region 6
Water Distribution-Level 1 August 13-17, 2018 Gardnerville, NV
Region 9
Water Distribution-Level 2 March 12-16, 2018 Ft. Pierre, SD
Region 8
Water Distribution-Level 2 June 25-29, 2018 Pawhuska, OK
Region 6
Water Distribution-Level 2 July 16-20, 2018 Big Pine, CA
Region 9
Water Distribution-Level 2 July 30-August 3, 2018 Onawa, IA
Region 7
Water Distribution-Level 2 September 24-28, 2018 Watersmeet, MI
Region 5
Water Distribution-Level 3 July 30-August 3, 2018 Parker, AZ
Region 9
Water Treatment-Level 1 April 9-12, 20018 Camp Verde, AZ
Region 9
Water Treatment-Level 1 April 9-13, 2018 Albuquerque, NM
Region 6
Water Treatment-Level 1 July 9-13, 2018 TBA
Region 10
Water Treatment-Level 1 October 1-4, 2018 White Cloud, KS
Region 7
Water Treatment-Level 2 June 11-15, 2018 Maricopa, AZ
Region 9
Water Treatment-Level 3 September 10-14, 2018 Smith River, CA
Region 9
Wastewater Collection-Level 1 April 3-5, 2018 Yuma, AZ
Region 9
Wastewater Collection-Level 1 July 24-26, 2018 Macy, NE
Region 7
Wastewater Collection-Level 1 August 27-29, 2018 Pablo, MT
Region 8
Wastewater Collection-Level 2 June 4-8, 2018 Santa Fe, NM
Region 6
Wastewater Collection-Level 2 July 9-13, 2018 Smith River, CA
Region 9
Wastewater Treatment-Level 1 March 12-16, 2018 Pauma Valley, CA
Region 9
Wastewater Treatment-Level 1 May 14-18, 2018 Hayward, WI
Region 5
Wastewater Treatment-Level 2 August 6-10, 2018 Chandler, AZ
Region 9
Paper-Booklet Exam Session March 7, 2018 Thermal, CA
Region 9
Paper-Booklet Exam Session March 15, 2018 Upper Lake, CA
Region 9
Paper-Booklet Exam Session May 10, 2018 Smith River, CA
Region 9
Paper-Booklet Exam Session May 24, 2018 Reno, NV
Region 9
Paper-Booklet Exam Session August 31, 2018 TBA
Region 9

2018 Computer-Based Testing, January 5, 2018 – December 29, 2018 (Year-Round)

2018 Computer-Based Testing, (Year-Round)
January 5, 2018 – December 29, 2018

Attached is an event announcement and certification application booklets.  The registration and certification application process is conducted manually by phone, mail, email, or fax.

For more information or assistance with registration or assistance with applying for tribal certification, please contact the Tribal Water Department at (602) 258-4822.

Click Here: 2018 Computer-Based Testing Period (Year-Round): Announcement and Registration

Click Here: Application for Water Operator Certification

Click Here: Application for Wastewater Operator Certification

Click Here: Application for Tribal Utility Management

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General Module and Very Small Water System, February 26 – March 2, 2018, Nice, California

General Module and Very Small Water System
February 26-March 2, 2018
Nice, California

Hosted by: Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians

Click Here: Announcement and Registration

Click Here: Application for Water Operator Certification

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Tribal Operator Certification Paper-Booklet Testing Exam Session, March 7, 2018, Thermal, California

ITCA Tribal Operator Certification Paper-Booklet Exam Session, March 7, 2018
Following Conclusion of a Series of Water Distribution Classes by RCAC

Tribal Operator Certification Paper-Booklet Exam Session
March 7, 2018
Torres Martinez Tribal Hall
66-725 Martinez Street
Thermal, CA 92274

Click Here: Announcement and Registration

Click Here: Application for Water Operator Certification

For information about the associated RCAC Water Distribution classes, contact Jim McVeigh at jmcveigh@rcac.org or Click Here: RCAC Training Announcement.

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Wastewater Treatment-Level 1, March 12-16, 2018, Pauma Valley, California

Wastewater Treatment-Level 1
March 12-16, 2018
Pauma Valley, CA

Hosted by: The Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians

Click Here: Announcement and Registration

Click Here: Application for Wastewater Operator Certification

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NEW!! Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops

Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops

ITCA is pleased to offer free, Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops that we bring to your location and custom-tailor to your specific water/wastewater utility program.

Attached is a brochure for the Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops. For more information on how to bring this event to your utility, please contact the Tribal Water Department at (602)258-4822.

Click Here: Brochure for Tribal Utility Tune-Up Workshops

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Water Distribution-Level 2, March 12-16, 2018, Fort Pierre, South Dakota

Water Distribution Level-2
March 12-16, 2018
Fort Pierre, SD

Hosted By: Mni Wiconi Water Treatment Plant

Click Here: Announcement and Registration

Click Here: Application for Water Operator Certification

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Tribal Operator Certification Paper-Booklet Testing Exam Session, March 15, 2018, Upper Lake, California

ITCA Tribal Operator  Certification Paper-Booklet Exam Session, March 15, 2018
Following a Water Distribution O&M Training Workshop offered by RCAC

Tribal Operator Certification Paper-Booklet Exam Session
March 15, 2015
Habematolel Tribal Meeting Hall
9460 Main Street
Upper Lake, California 95485

Click Here: Announcement and Registration

Click Here: Application for Water Operator Certification

For more information about the associated RCAC Water Distribution O&M Workshop, contact Randy Vessels at rvessels@rcac.org or Click Here: RCAC Workshop Announcement

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Safe Drinking Water Act 101, March 19-22, 2018, Fort Wingate, New Mexico

Safe Drinking Water Act 101
March 19-22, 2018
Fort Wingate, NM

Hosted By: B.I.E. Facility Management

Click Here: Announcement and Registration

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Tribal Utility Management, April 23-27, 2018, Valley Center, California

Tribal Utility Management
April 23-27, 2018
Valley Center, CA

Hosted By: Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians

Click Here: Announcement and Registration

Click Here: Application for Tribal Utility Management

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2018 U.S. EPA Region 9 Tribal Drinking Water Symposium, May 21-24, 2018, Reno, Nevada

SAVE THE DATE!
2018 Tribal Drinking Water Symposium
May 21-24, 2018
Reno, NV

Click Here: Save the Date

NEW! Tribal Utility Management Certification – Level 1 (TUMC-1)

For Tribal Water and Wastewater Utility Personnel

The purpose of the Tribal Utility Management Certification – Level 1 (TUMC-1) is to create a standardized pathway for Tribal water professionals to advance into and ascend through the field of water and wastewater utility management.  The TUMC-1 is designed specifically for experienced Tribal water/wastewater utility professionals that are newly entering into utility program management.  The TUMC-1 professional certification is a voluntary mechanism that can be used to strengthen one’s career as well as the credibility and integrity of Tribal water utility programs.

Testing for TUMC-1 is available during the current Year-Round Computer-Based Testing, which is available from January 6, 2017 through December 30, 2017, at 200 regional testing centers. Click the link below to register and apply.

Click Here: 2017 Computer-Based Testing Period (Year-Round): Announcement and Registration 

Click Here: Application for Tribal Utility Management

Please contact our office for more information by phone at (602) 258-4822.

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Technical Assistance to Tribal Communities

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) Tribal Water System Program is dedicated to providing technical assistance to tribes in order to develop technical, managerial, and financial capacity (TMF), as well as water & wastewater utility sustainability through education, access to resources, training, and technical assistance. The program partners with federal agencies and other organizations to ensure these services are available to Tribal Water Utility operators and managers.

Want to Learn more? CLICK HERE

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EPA Office of Air and Radiation Tribal Air

http://www.epa.gov/air/tribal/index.html

EPA Region 9 Tribal Program

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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

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National Tribal Air Association (NTAA)

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