IGA Reached

Dear Tribal Family,

I write with excellent news on our progress toward creating jobs and economic development through a Mashpee Wampanoag destination resort casino in Taunton, MA. I am proud to announce that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the City of Taunton have negotiated an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for the development and operation of our destination resort casino in Taunton.

The IGA governs the relationship between our tribe and the City, including how we will communicate, consult with each other, and move forward on this incredible opportunity for our people. The IGA also spells out how the Tribe will mitigate the impacts of the resort on traffic, public safety, water, sewer, and schools. On Wednesday, May 16th, Tribal Council voted 8-2 approving a resolution giving me the authority to sign this agreement on the Tribe’s behalf.

I look forward to discussing this IGA as well as the other important milestones we are completing at our General Membership Meeting this Sunday, May 20th, at 2pm at Mashpee High school. In the meantime, please see additional details about the IGA here.

With this IGA, we have crossed a major hurdle on our path toward true economic self-sufficiency for our Tribe. There are many additional hurdles to cross, but we have great momentum and good medicine on our side!


Cedric Cromwell
Qaqeemasq (Running Bear)

Government Center


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May 18th, 2012

Bid Announcement

The (Owner) The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council will accept sealed bids from qualified General Contractors for Selective Demolition and Construction at the New Tribal Government Center located at 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, Ma. 02649

Project Description : Two story structural steel framed government and medical offices, archives, meeting rooms and teaching spaces, gymnasium, food preparation of approximately 46,300+- s.f with partial basement of 11,190+- sf. The area of construction is limited to approximately 5 acres of a 57 acre parcel. Demolition of small existing structure, site utilities and site improvements are included.

Advertisement date is Tuesday, May 23, 2012.

Contractor pre-bid “Walk-Thru” at the site is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00am.

Sealed Bids will be received until Thursday: June 19, 2012, 2:00 pm, EST at:
Robinson Green Beretta Corporation
Owner’s Project Manager
50 Holden Street, Providence R.I. 02908
attn: Mr. John Racine.

Bid opening will be Friday June 22, 2012, 10:00 pm EST at:
483 Great Neck Road South,
Mashpee, Ma. 02649

Contract award is anticipated for two week (14 days) after receipt of bids.

Commencement is expected Monday July 16, 2012