Legislative and Lobbying Legal Services to assist with the introduction and passage of legislation to implement the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement (NUWRSA) approved by the Navajo Nation Council in January 2016. The NUWRSA provides for the quantification of the water rights of the Navajo Nation in the Upper Colorado River Basin in Utah in the amount of 81,500 acre-feet of depletion per year. The effectiveness of the settlement is contingent on securing U.S. Congressional approval of the settlement and the authorization of approximately $210 million for future water development in the State of Utah. Selected Respondent will provide services to secure favorable approval of the NUWRSA by Congress and by the Utah Legislature. Selected Respondent will report directly to the Attorney General or her designee and will also be expected to work with the elected officials of the Navajo Nation and their offices.
The Navajo Nation Department of Justice will be accepting proposals for this service postmarked by 5:00 PM MT on Monday, September 5, 2016. NO LATE PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED.