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LB406 calls for The Statewide Tourism and Recreational Water Access and Resource Sustainability (STAR WARS) Special Committee of the Legislature to conduct a comprehensive study of certain identified geographic areas around the state of Nebraska to identify potential projects and opportunities to enhance the value of those areas to the citizens of Nebraska including, but not limited to, opportunities for economic development, tourism and recreation, flood control, and water sustainability.

Responsibilities for this solicitation reside with the STAR WARS Special Committee. The point of contact (POC) is as follows:

Name:             Senator Dan Hughes

                        Chair, Executive Board of the Legislative Council

Agency:           Legislative Council

Address:          1445 K Street

                         P.O. Box 94604

                        State Capitol

                        Lincoln, NE 68509

Telephone:      402-471-2805


The last day to submit written questions to POC at is June 11, 2021.

Responses to written questions are posted here:


  1. How much of the economic impact being sought is related to water-based recreation, and how much of it would be related to higher level of job creation, new housing, etc?

Response: There is no defined, quantitative percentage allocation between water-based recreation vs economic impact from other means–the STAR WARS Committee is open to all proposals.

  1. What is anticipated for a milestone or final deliverable?

Response: The STAR WARS Committee will operate into 2022 but as noted in the RFP, extra consideration will be given to those proposals that can be completed in calendar year 2021 in time for the 2022 session. The completed study must address each of the issues identified under “Nature, Scope, and General Requirements” of the RFP.  

The final deliverable must include recommendations, along with the necessary backup to support the recommendations.

  1. Shall we submit the proposal in digital form or printed form?   If printed, how many copies do you need?

Response: Digital submissions are preferred.   


Committee Members
  • Sen. Raymond Aguilar, Chairperson
  • Sen. John Arch
  • Sen. Beau Ballard
  • Sen. Eliot Bostar
  • Sen. Mike Jacobson
  • Sen. John Lowe
  • Sen. Merv Riepe
  • Sen. Julie Slama
  • Sen. Tony Vargas
  • Sen. Robert Clements
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