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Website Redesign

Introduction

Goldbelt Inc. has initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to identify a vendor qualified to plan, execute and deliver the redesign of Goldbelt Inc. and its subsidiary web sites.

Goldbelt Inc. requires a vendor who has demonstrated experience in managing multiple inter-related web site projects and expertise with best practices regarding successful web site design, development, and deployment.

About Goldbelt Inc.

Goldbelt, Incorporated is an urban Alaska Native, for‐profit corporation headquartered in Juneau, Alaska. Incorporated on January 4, 1974 following the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Goldbelt’s primary mission is to manage assets and conduct business for the benefit of its more than 3,800 shareholders.

Project Background

Goldbelt Inc. has a website created approximately five years ago which consists of largely static web content published using Drupal 7.  The web sites are developed using both a custom template and a collection of commercially available templates.  Some refresh work has occurred in the last five years; however, all the web sites will be refreshed through this effort.

Subsidiary web site design and structure are largely standardized; however, there are some variations, especially for different business verticals (i.e., information technology, construction).

Specific web sites include:

Goldbelt.com – http://www.goldbelt.com

  Global Business Operations – http://enterprise.goldbelt.com

  Shareholders Portal – http://shareholders.goldbelt.com

Capitol Area Group

  Goldbelt Glacier Health Services – http://www.gbg-hs.com

  Goldbelt Frontier – http://www.goldbeltfrontier.com

  Nisga’a Data Systems – http://www.ndsystems.com

  Nisga’a TEK – http://www.nisgaatek.com

Construction Group

  Facility Support Services – http://www.gbfss.com

  Goldbelt Operations Support Services – http://www.gboss.us

  Goldbelt Specialty Services – http://www.gbss.us

Technology Group

  Goldbelt Hawk – http://www.gbhawk.com

  Peregrine Technical Solutions – http://www.gbpts.com

  Goldbelt Falcon – http://www.goldbeltfalcon.com

  Goldbelt C6 – http://www.goldbeltc6.com

  Goldbelt Raven – http://www.goldbeltraven.com

  Lifesource Biomedical – http://www.lifesourcemedicalsolutions.com

  Goldbelt Security – http://www.goldbeltsecurity.com

  Goldbelt Wolf – http://www.goldbeltwolf.com

  CP Leasing – http://www.cpleasing.com

Alaska Operations Group

  Goldbelt Mount Roberts Aerial Tramway – http://www.mountrobertstramway.com

  Goldbelt Transportation – No web site currently available

  CP Marine – No web site currently available

  Goldbelt Seadrome Marina - http://enterprise.goldbelt.com/seadrome-marina

Other

  Goldbelt Ancestral Trust – http://www.goldbeltancestraltrust.org/

Current Usage/Website Statistics

Google Analytics are presently used to monitor web site performance and visitor metrics.  Goldbelt desires to continue to use Google Analytics into the future.

Project Goals

Our goals are:

  • New look and feel using current design styles and methods
  • Modern professional look
  • Address issues of usability and Section 508 accessibility
  • Improved navigation including between web properties
  • Responsive design (including available and navigable, by any device)
  • Improve Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Develop naming conventions and rules (e.g., event types, roles & responsibilities, permissions, etc.)
  • Improve keyword search capability
  • Enable means for designated individuals with specific roles within Goldbelt (non-programmers) to update appropriate sections, generate reports, send Goldbelt sourced email, etc.)
  • Create an employee portal
  • Develop a methodology to address businesses that have been terminated to continue to leverage goodwill into the future

Submission Deadline and Completion Date

Bids will be submitted by Friday, September 13, 2019

Work will be completed by Friday, January 3, 2020

 Proposal Submission

Firms wishing to submit proposals should do so by no later than 3:00pm, September 13, 2019 by submitting two copies of the proposal and any company brochures, pamphlets and/or materials indicating the firm’s qualifications to Goldbelt Inc., Information Department, 3025 Clinton Drive, Juneau AK 99801.

Questions concerning this RFP may be directed to Ben Johnson at 907-790-1450, or by email at: Ben.Johnson@goldbelt.com

Goldbelt Wins GSA 8(a) STARS II Contract Award

For Immediate Release                                                                                                         

Juneau, Alaska – Goldbelt, Incorporated is pleased to announce it has been selected by the GSA to perform work under the 8(a) STARS II contract. The 8(a) STARS II contract is designed to provide simple to complex IT solutions for the Federal Government such as: IT help desk support, information assurance, cyber-security, virtualization, IPVS, Web 2.0, and more. The performance period is five years with one five-year extension. The ceiling over 10 years of work for this contract is $10 billion.

 

The Goldbelt family of companies that will work on this contract include Hawk, C6, Peregrine Technical Solutions, and Nisga’a Data Systems.

 

“We are excited to be recognized as a premier service and products provider by our clients,” Chuck Wimberly, President and CEO of Goldbelt, said. “This is the largest contract Goldbelt has competed for and won. We are ready to continue exceeding the expectations of our customers and growing our business.”

 

Federal agencies can leverage the STARS II contract for services in the following functional areas: Custom Computer Programming, Computer Systems Design, Computer Facilities Management, and Other Computer Related Services. The 8(a) STARS II allows for 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable to the agency, pre-competed, easy-to-use contracting, with access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers. It has shortened procurement lead times and a lower user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractors’ ceiling prices.

 

Goldbelt has 21 operating units doing business in all 50 states and holds more than 30,000 acres of land in Southeast Alaska. The company sells goods and services in the transportation, internet technology, construction, tourism, and other industries.

 

Headquartered in Juneau, Goldbelt, Inc. has more than 3,600 shareholders and was established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.  

 

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NEW HR Director

Good morning everyone!

I am pleased to announce Nadja Kookesh as the new HR Director for Alaska. Nadja brings a wealth of experience and a clear understanding of our shareholder hire goals and objectives. Please join me in congratulating her in this new leadership role.

I look forward to working with Nadja, and the entire Goldbelt team to continue the success we have seen in 2016. We must continue to work together and build each other up to develop a strong and healthy Goldbelt team.

Thank you so much for all you do to make Goldbelt a successful company!

McHugh Pierre
Vice President of Alaska Operations

Goldbelt Announced New CEO

 

During a July 9 shareholders meeting, the Native Corporation announced Elliot “Chuck” Wimberly would serve as its President and CEO, a position Wimberly has held in the interim since January.

Wimberly previously served as Goldbelt’s Senior Vice President since 2010 and filled the President and CEO role in the interim in 2011.

 “Chuck’s ability to lead our company is well-proven and he stood out through the interview process as the best candidate to accomplish the lofty goals set by the Board of Directors,” said Joseph Kahklen, Goldbelt Board Chairman, in a statement.

Wimberly brings with him 10 years of experience as a senior executive with Alaska Native Corporations, read his statement.

“I am excited to lead Goldbelt to new heights,” Wimberly said. “We have a strong team of dedicated employees who are focused on accomplishing the results set out by the board.”

Goldbelt shareholders also elected three directors to its board from a slate of 10 candidates. Incumbent Trudy Skan won reelection, and Lisa-Marie Ikonomov and Derek Duncan will be newcomers to the board. Ikonomov and Duncan will fill vacancies by Lori Grant and Kathy Polk, who chose not to seek reelection. Board members serve three-year terms.

Board members selected Joseph Kahklen as Board Chairman, Andrea Cadiente-Laiti as Vice Chair, Trudy Skan as Corporate Secretary and Randy Wanamaker as Treasurer.

 

Below are the total votes each candidate received:

Bill Abbott 27,718
Todd Patrick Antioquia 40,601
Gail Marie Dabaluz 34,536
Lisa-Marie Ikonomov 102,484
Ursula Jones 6,131
Mike Mann 13,921
Paul Marks 41,618
Lillian Petershoare 45,525
Trudy Ann Skan 51,574

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors we want to thank the shareholders who voted and attended the 42nd Annual Meeting, it was great to see you!

Gunalchéesh

Lands

Goldbelt is named after a richly mineralized zone in Southeast Alaska that encompasses the corporation’s land holdings encompasses approximately 33,000 acres of land.

After the passage of ANCSA in 1971, the corporation selected 33,000 acres of lands initially chosen for timber and strategic value.  Goldbelt’s land holdings include: 

Hobart Bay—Goldbelt owns approximately 30,000 acres of land in and around Hobart Bay which is located on the mainland about 70 miles south of Juneau. Logging ended in 1999. With abundant regrowth of young spruce and hemlock trees, Goldbelt has been actively commercial thinning to promote a health forest regrowth.

Goldbelt is also in the experimental stages in aqua farming exploration and has planted 80,000 geoduck (gooy duck)  seed. Geoduck is a large long-neck clam that’s popular in Asian markets.

Echo Cove – Goldbelt owns approximately 1,400 acres of land completely surrounding Echo Cove with the exception of 5.5 acres traded to the City & Borough of Juneau for use as a launch ramp and parking area. Echo Cove is located 40 miles north of Juneau at the end of the paved road and is one of the more beautiful areas in the area. In 2013, the extension of the Glacier Highway was dedicated. Goldbelt continues to work on plans for the development of a marine facility at Cascade Point—just north of Echo Cove—that will be used for transportation of mine workers across Berners Bay. Moreover, we expect a road will eventually be built out of Juneau and that will provide many more opportunities.

West Douglas – Goldbelt owns approximately 1,600 acres of coastal lands on the west side of Douglas Island from Outer Point to south of Point Hilda. The City & Borough of Juneau is currently applying for an Army Corps of Engineering Permit to build a pioneer road that will eventually extend the North Douglas Highway and opening up new areas for future development and wilderness recreation. 

Goldbelt, Incorporated is an urban Alaska Native, for‐profit corporation headquartered in Juneau, Alaska. Incorporated on January 4, 1974 as a result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Goldbelt's primary purpose is to manage assets and conduct business for the benefit of its more than 3,600 shareholders.

Contact Us

  • Corporate Headquarters:
    3025 Clinton Drive
    Juneau, AK 99801
  • (907) 790-4990 / (800) 770-5866
  • Herndon Office:
    13900 Lincoln Park Drive Suite 140
    Herndon, VA 20171
  • (703) 871-2091
  • info@goldbelt.com