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Osage Casinos accepting bids for bar and food venue renovation project

Renovations will take place in the space that once occupied the Tulsa Casino’s microbrewery

Osage Casinos is planning a renovation of its bar, food and beverage venue at the flagship Tulsa Casino & Hotel and is accepting bids from contractors to work on the project.

The Nation’s seven-casino Gaming Enterprise issued an invitation to bid from qualified contractors “to complete the renovation of the Tulsa Casino Hotel and Resort to accommodate the Bar/ Food and Beverage venue located at 951 W. 36th St. N. Sealed bids will be received until 2 p.m. Central time on March 14, 2023.”

According to the invitation to bid, the Osage Nation is listed as project owner and the project architect listed is Selser-Schaefer Native, LLC, located in Tulsa. The construction project manager listed is Thompson Construction Inc., which also issued the invitation to bid alongside Osage Casinos.

Osage Preference will be applied in award of the contract in compliance with the Osage Nation Competitive Bidding Act. Osage Casinos reserves the right to reject any and all bids, according to the invitation to bid. Any bid received more than 36 hours late, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays shall not be considered and shall be returned unopened. Bids received after the time of bid opening and before the 36-hour time limit may be opened and considered, according to the invitation.

Osage Casinos opened the flagship Tulsa casino property in August 2018 with one hotel tower and started constructing a second hotel tower one year later. The original amenities included a microbrewery, which has since closed and plans are underway to renovate that space.

According to its company website, Thompson Construction Inc., lists various tribally-owned past projects in its online portfolio across Oklahoma, including the Skiatook Osage Casino & Hotel property, which opened in 2013.

Trade contractors who are interested in submitting bids for the project may contact Procurement Officer Stephanie Parker by emailing Questions concerning this publication can be directed to the Procurement Officer.

Benny Polacca

Title: Senior Reporter


Instagram: @bpolacca

Topic Expertise: Government, Tribal Government, Community

Languages spoken: English, basic knowledge of Spanish and French

Benny Polacca (Hopi/ Havasupai/ Pima/ Tohono O’odham) started working at the Osage News in 2009 as a reporter in Pawhuska, Okla., where he’s covered various stories and events that impact the Osage Nation and Osage people. Those newspaper contributions cover a broad spectrum of topics and issues from tribal government matters to features. As a result, Polacca has gained an immeasurable amount of experience in covering Native American affairs, government issues and features so the Osage readership can be better informed about the tribal current affairs the newspaper covers.

Polacca is part of the Osage News team that was awarded the Native American Journalists Association's Elias Boudinet Free Press Award in 2014 and has won numerous NAJA media awards, as well as awards from the Oklahoma Press Association and SPJ Oklahoma Pro Chapter, for storytelling coverage and photography.

Polacca earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and also participated in the former American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota where he was introduced to the basics of journalism and worked with seasoned journalists there and later at The Forum daily newspaper covering the Fargo, N.D. area where he worked as the weeknight reporter.


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