Alaska issues RFP for Arctic drilling promotion

WASHINGTON: The DC office of the governor of Alaska on April 4 issued an RFP for a firm to lobby the US Congress in favor of opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to "responsible oil and gas development" and represent the state on natural gas transportation issues.

WASHINGTON: The DC office of the governor of Alaska on April 4 issued an RFP for a firm to lobby the US Congress in favor of opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to "responsible oil and gas development" and represent the state on natural gas transportation issues.

The contract would run from May 15, 2007 to May 14, 2008, and have a fixed price of no more than $120,000, with the potential for up to five one-year contract renewals at the same price. An original response date of April 25 has been extended to May 7.

Under the terms of the RFP, the contract winner must have a DC office; at least two lobbyists on staff with five years of experience lobbying both Democratic and Republican lawmakers; experience lobbying on oil, gas or other natural resource development; and experience lobbying on behalf of Alaska or other Western US states with extensive public lands, such as Arizona or Wyoming.

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