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A Tribes authority to enact and enforce an Indian employment preference law within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation is grounded in its inherent sovereign powers of self-government. TERO supports the most basic principle of Indian law and decisions. TERO is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Representative (EEOC) on the Blackfeet Reservation.
TERO requires all businesses, contractors, and subcontractors to utilize preference in hiring qualified TERO certified workers while doing business within or near the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Reservation.
TERO ensures that all Native American Businesses from the TERO Business Registry are given the opportunity to bid on any construction project within the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Reservation.
You will need to purchase a Blackfeet Tribal Business License located at the Blackfeet Revenue office. The fee for a business license is $50.00. Phone (406) 338-5545. Email: email@example.com Address: Revenue Department P.O. Box 850, Browning, MT 59417
After purchasing your business license, you will be required to fill out your compliance plan and submit to the TERO office 20 DAYS PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORK. Once approved you can purchase your work permits at the TERO office with a check or money order.
The Integrated Management Team is committed to providing individuals and companies a streamlined process when conducting business on the Blackfeet Reservation. The departments listed each serve a specific function for the Blackfeet Tribe and have various requirements in order to be in compliance with the law of the Blackfeet Reservation
The Integrated Management Team is committed to providing individuals and companies a streamlined process when conducting business on the Blackfeet Reservation. The departments listed each serve a specific function for the Blackfeet Tribe and have various requirements in order to be in compliance with the law of the Blackfeet Reservation. It is our recommendation that you contact each department in order to identify the requirements that may be applicable to your company. (Contact list is located above in the applications and forms section, labeled -INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF TRIBAL ENTITIES CONTACT CHECKLIST-).
EMPOWERING NATIVE AMERICAN FIRMS SINCE 1977.
Browse through our catalog of Indian-owned businesses. All businesses listed have met the criteria set forth by the Blackfeet TERO office.
NW Construction of Bozeman started work after winter shutdown on the Four Horns Dam replacement project in mid-March. Interested parties are reminded that the project is not funded by the tribal water settlement. The dam was becoming dangerously close to failure, and BIA placed it on their priority list for reconstruction as water compact details were still being finalized. As a result, this project is being funded by BIA Safety of Dams money.
As of March 30, NW has installed a cofferdam, built a rough road into the site, and removed over 25,000 cubic yards of the existing earthen dam. Bypass pumping will begin soon to accommodate downstream irrigators, as the diversion structure and canal from Badger Creek is filling the reservoir now.
There have been rumors of gravel supply issues on the project. NW attempted to purchase gravel from the surface owner, and attempted to obtain permits in a timely fashion for further mining of gravel at the existing gravel pit on Highway 89 at Badger Creek. The Tribe does not own the gravel. The permitting and acquisition process could not be completed in time for the project to move forward on schedule, and NW was forced to look elsewhere for gravel. The Tribal Council has appointed a group to assure the Tribe has gravel that is “shovel ready” for future projects.
As a commitment to their partnership with the Blackfeet Tribe, NW asked representatives from the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) and the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) to visit this important cultural site and educate NW staff regarding the historical and cultural importance of the area as well as reinforce TERO requirements.
NW is still mobilizing personnel and equipment on site, and site personnel have been NW’s core crew along with several Native Americans. NW is working with TERO to bring on QUALIFIED Native American for HEO and Concrete work. The project is primarily an earth moving project and NW will not have a tremendous need for laborers. The concrete subcontractor will mobilize in mid-April and looks forward to employment of local concrete workers, many of whom did excellent work on the St. Mary’s canal project last year.
Native American Procurement Technical Assistance Center has teamed up with Blackfeet TERO to serve clients on a monthly basis on the Blackfeet Reservation. Marshall Lucas, Procurement Specialist will be available to offer assistance at the TERO office. His contact number is 406-304-8888 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The NADC PTAC’s mission is to maximize the number of capable American Indian owned companies in the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains Regions in the government marketplace. Providing our clients with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting and the marketing know-how to successfully obtain and perform federal, state, local and tribal government contracts is a top priority of NADC PTAC. Supporting government agencies in reaching and working with suppliers is also crucial to the success of this program.
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