Business Opportunities

The Cocopah Indian Tribe has many business opportunities for investment. Below we have listed some of the current opportunities available. Please click on a property for more information.  


REQUEST FOR Qualifications for Design-Bid-Build COnstruction Project





 Project Name:           Cocopah COVID Expansion Center

Project Number:       03-2022

Contract Number:    N/A

Submittal Deadline: September 8, 2023

Submittal Location:  Cocopah Tribal Administration

Staff Contact:            Ralph Villa

RFQ available at:

 Date and Location for Submittal:  Sealed Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from qualified Architecture/Engineering (A/E) Construction firms will be received at the location listed above by 3:00 p.m., AZ Time on 09/8/2023.  SOQs must be submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Request for Qualification (RFQ).  The SOQ must include all information items listed in the RFQ in the order listed.  

 Project Description:   This will be a Design-Bid-Build Project pursuant to ARS Section 34-601 et seq.  A general description of the Project is: Cocopah COVID Expansion Center

 Pre-proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will be held on 08/23/2023 at 10:00 AM.   At the Cocopah Tribal Administration Office, 14515 S. Veterans Drive, Somerton, AZ 85350. Attendance at the meeting is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended that all interested firms attend, as Project responsibility issues and requirements will be discussed. 

 SOQ Format:  Each SOQ received must be in accordance with the format and information provided within the Request for Qualifications package.  Any submittal that does not conform, in all material respects to what is outlined in the RFQ, may be considered non-responsive. 

 Right to Reject SOQs:  The Cocopah Indian Tribe reserves the right to waive any irregularities in any submittal, or to reject all submittals and re-advertise, or to cancel the project in its entirety, at Owner’s sole discretion.  The Cocopah Indian Tribe, its consultants, and advisors, will not be responsible for any cost incurred by any firm submitting a SOQ or responding to this notice.

 Equal Opportunity:  The Cocopah Indian Tribe is an equal opportunity employer.  Minority and women’s business enterprises are encouraged to submit on this Project.

DATED:  August 31, 2023

Publications Date(s):  August 31, 2023

 Cocopah Indian Tribe Contact:
Ralph Villa
Asst. Tribal Administrator
Cocopah Indian Tribe
14515 S. Veterans Place
Somerton, AZ 85350
Phone: 928-672-2102 ext.7479
Fax: 928-627-3173

View and Download: RFQ for Covid Center Project [pdf]

View and Download: Addendum to RFQ 03-2023[pdf]

View and Download: Notice of A-E RFQ for Project COVID Center Extension[pdf]

REQUEST FOR Proposal for Audit Services

The Cocopah Indian Tribe (the Tribe) will accept proposals from Certified Public Accounting firms for the Tribe’s annual audit services for a one (1) year contract term for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023 audit, with an option to renew for two (2) additional years. Interested firms should submit three (3) copies and an electronic copy of their proposal in a sealed envelope in the format described below to:

Cocopah Indian Tribe
Attn: Mario Rodriguez, Finance Director
14515 S. Veterans Dr.
Somerton, AZ 85350
Phone: 928‐627‐2102 ext. 7444

The initial contract period shall be of one (1) year, to perform an annual audit according to the terms and conditions within these specifications, contracts, and Cocopah Indian Tribe procurement policies. The proposals must be received by the Cocopah Indian Tribe no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2023.

View and Download: RFP Audit Services [pdf]

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project:

Construction of Water System Well No. 4
PH21-V99; WA12-23

Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the Cocopah Indian Tribe’s Tribal Headquarters located at 14515 S. Veterans Drive, Somerton, AZ 85350 within the Cocopah West Reservation, until Friday, July 21th at 4:00 PM local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read at the Cocopah Indian Tribe’s Tribal Headquarters in the Cultural Center Conference Room located at 14515 S. Veterans Drive, Somerton, AZ 85350. The location coordinates for the Cocopah Tribal Headquarters is 32.615840478594, ‐114.767627433186.

All previous bids are rejected. New bids must be received by the time listed in this Re‐Advertisement #2 notice.

The Project includes the following Work:

The installation of one potable water well (Well No. 4) by drilling a nominal 16-inch diameter borehole to approximately 305 feet below land surface in a single pass using direct mud rotary, dual rotary, or flooded reverse circulation rotary drilling methods. Formation samples will be collected during drilling, and a geophysical survey will be performed in the completed borehole. An approximately 8-inch diameter stainless steel cased well will be constructed with annular materials per the final well design provided by OWNER’S CONSULTANT. The constructed well will be developed by airlifting and swabbing, followed by pump development and aquifer testing. Final well completion activities include plumbness and alignment surveys and a color downhole video.

Bids are requested for the following Contract: PH21-V99; WA12-23, Construction of Water System Well No. 4.

The Project has a performance period of 45 days. The construction performance period shall commence no later than October 1, 2023.

Information and Bidding Documents named “PH21-V99: WA12-23, Construction of Water System Well No. 4” for the Project can be found at the following Owner website:

Pre-bid Conference
No additional pre-bid conference will be held.

Additional Instructions to Bidders:

1) ADDENDUM #1 (DATED May 22, 2023 and attached to the end of these bid documents) is fully incorporated into Re-Advertisement #2 bid documents with the exception of the following:

a.    Bid Table (Addendum #1) is replaced with Revised Bid Table (Re-Advertisement #2). The Revised Bid Table (Re-Advertisement #2) shall be completed and submitted with the bid form. Refer to EJCDC C-410, Bid Form for Construction Contract for the updated Bid Table.

b.     Sound Mitigation Bid Item is an optional bid item that may be awarded as an “add-on” based on funds availability. The contractor shall submit the bid unit price and bid amount for this optional bid item. The total of all other unit price Bid items will be the sum of these “Bid Prices”; such total will be used by Owner for Bid comparison purposes.

For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.

This Advertisement is issued by: 
Owner: Cocopah Indian Tribe 
By: Rudy Alcala 
Title: Cocopah Public Works Director 
Date: July 5, 2023 

Cocopah Indian Tribe Contact:
Rudy Alcala
Public Works Director
Cocopah Indian Tribe
9803 W. Veterans Place
Somerton, AZ 85350
Phone: 928-672-0616 ext.7504
Fax: 928-627-3173

View and Download Readvertisement #2: Construction of Water System Well No. 4 [pdf]
View and Download: Request For Information (RFI) and Responses [pdf]



Failed Septic Tank Replacements
PH19-V36, WA 04-20
Issue Date: 05/04/2020
Period for Optional Site Visits: May 12-14, 2020@10 am Arizona Time
Requests for Information Due Date and Time: 05/29/2020@3:00 pm AZ time
Quotes Due Date, Time and Location: 0529/2020 @3:00pm AZ time, Public Works Office.
Official Quote-Quotes will be received by the Tribe, at Public Works Office until 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.
Responsive Contractors must submit a hard copy of their quote marked “QUOTE-Failed Septic Tank Replacements PH19-V36, WA 04-20” to the Utility Office, the address is listed below.
Contact Information: For Complete BID information.

Cocopah Indian Tribe Contacts:
Rudy Alcala
Public Works Director
Cocopah Indian Tribe
9803 W. Veterans Place
Somerton, AZ 85350
Phone: 928-672-0616 ext.7504
Fax: 928-627-3173

Indian Health Services Contacts:
Kimberly Tejeda Lankford
Field Engineer
Indian Health Services
Office of Environmental Health and Engineering
Ft. Yuma Service Office – Western Arizona District Office
401 Picacho Rd
Winterhaven, CA 92283
Phone: (760) 572-4227

Invitation for Bids for Manhole Rehabilitation & Replacement Project

The Cocopah Indian Tribe, through the Tribal Council and the Public Works Department seeks bids from qualified firms for the cleaning, rehabilitation, and replacement of existing manholes on the East Cocopah Reservation in Somerton, Arizona. 
Scope of work:
This project proposes the cleaning, rehabilitation, and replacement of existing manholes per the plans. This includes, but not limited to; ring and cover replacement, manhole cleaning and debris removal, rebuild existing manhole benches, barrels and cones, forming new manhole benches and the replacement of a manhole. The estimated price range for this project is between $25,000 and $100,000.
Applicants are encouraged to schedule a "Preliminary Application Meeting" prior to submittal to confirm submittal requirements.
Optional Pre-Bid meeting: 02/16/2017 at 10:00 a.m. AZ time
Requests for Information Due: 02/16/2017 at 3:00 p.m. AZ Time
Bid Due Date, Time and Location: 03/03/2017 at 3:00 p.m. AZ time, Public Works Office
Contact: Public Works Department
Phone: (928) 627-0616
Mail to: 14515 S. Veterans Drive, Somerton, AZ 85350

Development Application Information

The Cocopah Indian Tribe requires individuals/groups seeking to do business on the Cocopah reservations to obtain a Development License. Business includes vendors, food vendors, construction projects and other development.
Business license fee is $50.00 per calendar year and license fees are non-refundable.
Once application is approved, licenses may be picked up within five business days. 
Applicants are encouraged to schedule a "Preliminary Application Meeting" prior to submittal to confirm submittal requirements.
Contact: Business Development Director Gary Magrino
Phone: (928) 722-7540
Mail to: 14515 S. Veterans Drive, Somerton, AZ 85350

Food Court Spaces Available Now

A Desirable Location

The Cocopah Food Court is located in the covered breezeway between the Cocopah Resort & Conference Center and the Cocopah Casino on the Cocopah East Reservation, nestled in the historic Yuma Valley. The area is a well-traveled location, just off Highway 95 and within miles/minutes of Yuma, Ariz., the Yuma International Airport and two major ports of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Nestled between a Resort, Conference Center and Casino

The Food Court was built attached to the south side of the three-story, 70,000-square-foot Cocopah Resort and Conference Center, which opened in December 2007.

Cocopah Resort and Conference Center is described as a modern Southwest style with soft colors and landscaping. It is comprised of 101 rooms - including seven suite-style rooms - a swimming area and a cultural display area.

Also offered is an additional 3,000-square-foot conference center with adjustable walls that assemble to make three independent meeting rooms. The conference center hosts local and out-of-town special events, seminars and business groups on a regular basis.

The Food Court is connected on its south side to the Cocopah Casino. Casino patrons enjoy over 500 slot machines, blackjack tables, a restaurant, lounge, sports bar, convention and special event space and bingo room.

Cocopah Casino averages a minimum of 3,000 customers per day. These numbers increase significantly during special events held at the casino venue: Caballeros de Yuma's Midnight at the Oasis car show, the annual Elvis Presley Expo, Desert Rage cage fighting and the 4th of July extravaganza to name a few.

Choose from Four Designs

There are four tenant spaces available: 615, 660, 710 and 740 sq. ft. and a dining area, that borders both the resort and casino. The area is designated as alcohol-free. As an added bonus, the Cocopah Gift Shop also resides in the breezeway corridor.

Additional Amenities that Draw Customers to You

"Rivers Edge Sports Bar," Cocopah Casino
Upscale Lounge, Cocopah Casino
Oversized Outdoor Pool and Whirlpool, Cocopah Resort
24-Hour Business Center, Cocopah Resort
Fitness Room, Cocopah Resort
Wireless & Wired Internet, Cocopah Resort
Ample Complimentary Parking, Cocopah Resort and Conference Center and Cocopah Casino

For more information, contact Gary Magrino, Business Development Director, (928) 627-2102.

View the Food Court Sales Sheet [pdf]