Request for Proposals Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Powwow Arena and Kitchen Projects

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is accepting bids for the construction of a new Powwow Arena and a new Kitchen Building.  Both buildings are to be located on the Tribe’s Agency Grounds at 88915 521st Avenue, Niobrara, NE 68760.

Construction must be completed by August 1, 2024.  The two projects have been issued as two separate projects, but the Tribe is open to both projects being built by the same general contractor.  The Project(s) will be constructed under a single prime contract and will require a performance bond.  The kitchen (648 sf) is a single-story wood framed building on concrete foundation and slab on grade with simulated stone wainscot, fiber-cement lap siding and a metal roof.  The arena has a crow’s nest building (635 sf) of similar construction to the kitchen with a 110’ diameter seating area (concrete slab on grade with wood framed metal roof covering.

Bids are due on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 2pm CST to Christine Minarik at

For questions regarding the project, to obtain bid document or to be added to the plan holders list, contact Roy Smart, English and Smart Architects,, 612-597-1143.

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any bids.