Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199800800

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

Reviews and Recommendations
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Regional Forum Facilitation Services
BPA Project Proposal Number 199800800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
DS Consulting
Business acronym (if appropriate)
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Donna Silverberg
Mailing Address 4235 SW Corbett Avenue
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97201
Phone 5032484703
Fax 5037210623
E-mail dsilverberg@cnnw.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Alan Ruger
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Enhance communication, conflict resolution, and decision-making capabilities of parties to the NMFS Regional Forum process and the Columbia River Basin Forum.
Target Species


Project Location

[No information]


Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal


Biological Outcomes of this project: Specific biological outcomes related to this project are extremely difficult to quantify. However, when recently questioned about how facilitation services helps fish (see attached "Facilitation Services Evaluation 2000), one manager noted "Facilitation has promoted agreement on fish protection measures and construction schedules". Another noted "By improving timeliness and efficiency of decision-making on actions that affect fish survival. Contribution to collaboration in decision-making helps to avoid challenges to those decisions that could delay implementation of survival improvements". As such, the expected biological outcomes are based on the ability of the involved agencies to more quickly determine the appropriate course of action necessary to aid the survival and recovery of listed fish systemwide.
Biological Data: None know at this time.


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
98 Facilitated all Regional Forum Team meetings beginning June 1998
98 Assisted in the resolution of multiple disputes related to implementation of the 95 & 98 BiOp
98 Reduced number of issues raised for resolution at Implementation Team (only 2 raised after May 1)
99 Reduced number of issues raised for resolution from 8 in 1998 to 1
99 Facilitated all Regional Forum Teams and other groups related to Regional Forum issues: Columbia River Basin Forum, PATH, Mid-Columbia QAR Group, BiOp 2000 Negotiation Team, Multi-Species Framework, Consultation meetings, etc.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Improve communication and functioning of all Regional Forum meetings a. Facilitate all regular and special meetings of Regional Forum teams 2 $ 92,000 x
b. Facilitate all conference calls of Regional Forum Teams 2 $ 9,300 x
c. Work with team members to enhance negotiation skills and ensure the timely completion of Forum related tasks 2 $ 30,000 x
d.Work with tribal representatives to ensure inclusion of their interests in Forum discussions and decisions 2 $ 9,000  
e. Conduct one 2-day negotiation and communication skills workshop 2 $ 8,000 x
f. Provide materials necessary to run effective meetings (chart packs, pens, photocopies, etc) 2 $ 1,200  
g. Travel to meetings outside the Portland area, as needed 2 $ 5,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$190,000 $175,000 $180,000 $165,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1 $ 92,000
Supplies Meeting supplies, as needed $ 1,200
Travel To meetings outside Portland area $ 5,000
Subcontractor 2 $ 56,300
Total Itemized Budget $154,500


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $154,500
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $154,500
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $200,000
% change from forecast -22.8%


Reason for change in estimated budget

The Facilitation Team has worked hard to streamline efforts in all areas. This year's budget is based on data over a two year period which may have enabled us to more closely forecast future costs.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Construction/implementation $165,000 $175,000 $180,000 $190,000
Total Outyear Budgets $165,000 $175,000 $180,000 $190,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

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