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Project Summary

Project 2008-009-00 - Taurus Web Application

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Project Number:
Taurus Web Application
There are three significant aspects of the "Integrated" (Council/BPA) Fish and Wildlife Program:
• Northwest Power Act (NWPA) compliance through regional collaboration the Northwest Power & Conservation Council (NPCC),
• Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance through NOAA and USFWS issued Biological Opinions (BiOps),
• Tribal Treaty trust, currently being extended through 10-year Columbia Basin Fish Accords for funding and environmental work.

The above aspects consist of complex, political, and collaborative activities and data needs, and all aspects are emerging rapidly as the Program goes through unprecedented growth and changes in the next few years (FY2009 - FY2012). The requirements for defining, tracking, and reporting on these multi-faceted commitments and their funding implications for BPA’s financial management is critical and significant. Increases in resources and systems capability will be necessary to execute the regulatory, legal, and management requirements before us, essentially supporting a Program that is doubling in size within 2 years. The signing of the first set of Fish Accords on May 2, 2008, and the FCRPS BiOp ruling and decision in June 2008, made the timing and scheduling for implementing the systems to help the Program manage this workload and tracking urgent.

BPA Fish and Wildlife's vision for solving a wide range of program and project tracking and reporting challenges is to implement and support a web application (, aka "Taurus"), that offers BPA, its partners, and its constituents a rich, integrated experience for finding information and data about the Program. This web application (with a public-facing website) will be a cornerstone application that BPA uses to manage the project portfolio data to support budget management, decision-making processes, and reporting.

Other parts of the system will support decision-making and reporting processes for the Council, ISRP, and likely the Action Agencies in the future phases. The vision and scope of this project is essentially enhancing a very basic system that was created at the end of the Pisces project. This system needs to be externally hosted and supported as a critical investment funded by the Fish and Wildlife Program, and positioned as a partnership with both the Council and NOAA for enhancing information sharing and collaboration. This project (and long-term maintenance of infrastructure) is an "Internal Program Support" project, likely funded out of the General fund, ensuring it is first and foremost meeting BPA’s range of requirements for management of the Program. It will integrate with the BPA-supported and housed Pisces operational system. It will also include further integration of the Aries reporting component system with both Taurus and Pisces. (Contractor: Sitka Technology Group, environmental data management)
Proponent Orgs:
Bonneville Power Administration (Govt - Federal)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Data Management
Focal Species:
Bass, Largemouth
Bass, Smallmouth
Carp, Common
Chinook - All Populations
Chub, Oregon
Chum - Columbia River ESU
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU
Coho - Unspecified Population
Crappie, Black
Crappie, White
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - All Anadromous Populations
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - Resident Populations
Cutthroat Trout, Lahontan
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Cutthroat Trout, Yellowstone
Freshwater Mussels
Lamprey, Pacific
Lamprey, River
Lamprey, Western Brook
Perch, Yellow
Pike, Northern
Pikeminnow, Northern
Shad, American
Sockeye - All Populations
Steelhead - All Populations
Sturgeon, Green
Sturgeon, White - All Populations except Kootenai R. DPS
Sturgeon, White - Kootenai River DPS
Sturgeon, White - Lower Columbia River
Trout, Brook
Trout, Brown
Trout, Bull
Trout, Interior Redband
Trout, Lake
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 33.4%   Resident: 33.3%   Wildlife: 33.3%
Project is BPA Internal Program Support
BiOp Association:

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Summary of Budgets

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Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2018 (Previous) $1,156,000 $1,156,000 $1,147,506 $1,147,506 $1,056,655

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $1,156,000 $1,147,506 $1,147,506 $1,056,655
FY2019 (Current) $1,156,000 $1,156,001 $1,025,760 $1,025,760 $739,768

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $1,156,000 $1,025,760 $1,025,760 $739,768
General $1 $1 $1 $1
FY2020 (Next) $1,156,000 $1,156,000 $809,290 $809,290 $0

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $1,156,000 $809,290 $809,290 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Jun-2019

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2018 - FY2020)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2018 Expense $1,156,000 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY18 SOY Budgets 07/17/2017
FY2019 Expense $1,156,000 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY19 Q1 Flat 07/30/2018
FY2019 Expense $1 From: General Test 05/28/2019
FY2020 Expense $1,156,000 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY20 SOY 06/05/2019

Pending Budget Decision?  No

Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2019
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Previous Fiscal Years
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The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
* "Total Contracted Amount" column includes contracted amount from both capital and expense components of the contract.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Total Contracted Amount Dates
BPA-006636 Bonneville Power Administration Taurus GIS Support Active $0 4/1/2012 - 9/30/2012
75773 REL 10 SOW Sitka Technology Group CHAMP / AEM / MR FY19 O&M Issued $149,750 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019
67578 REL 16 SOW Sitka Technology Group 2019 PISCES WEB HOSTING Issued $67,370 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019
67578 REL 17 SOW Sitka Technology Group PISCES WEB O&M / ENHANCEMENTS FY19 Issued $741,920 11/1/2018 - 10/31/2019
75773 REL 11 SOW Sitka Technology Group 2019 SYSTEM HOSTING & APPLICATION - DATA MANGMNT Issued $66,720 5/1/2019 - 4/30/2020
CR-336243 SOW PISCES SUPPORT & ENHANCEMENTS Pending $809,290 11/1/2019 - 10/31/2020

Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):3
On time:2
Status Reports
On time:12
Avg Days Late:10

Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
38275 63177, 66113 2008-009-00 TAURUS WEBSITE PROJECT Sitka Technology Group 08/2008 08/2008 Closed 22 35 0 0 0 35 100.00% 0
BPA-006636 Taurus GIS Support Bonneville Power Administration 04/2012 04/2012 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 22 35 0 0 0 35 100.00% 0

The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

No assessments are available for this project.
Project Relationships: This project Merged From 2008-008-00 effective on 7/1/2010
Relationship Description: Starting in July, 2010, hosting service will be implemented under project 2008-009-00.

Name Role Organization
Matt Deniston Project Lead Sitka Technology Group
Keith Steele Administrative Contact Sitka Technology Group
Taylor Hess (Inactive) Project Lead Sitka Technology Group
Rasa Keanini Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration