Forest Resource Stewardship Plan Update (1,022 acres) RFP

Benton County, Oregon is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified Forestry/Natural Resources/Environmental Consulting private sector companies and non-profit organizations to update the 2010 “Resource Management Plan” for each of the three major properties: Fitton-Green Natural Area (308 acres), Fort Hoskins Historic Park (130 acres), and Beazell Memorial Forest (586 acres) equaling 1,022 acres total. 

Published Addenda 4/25/2020

The following Addenda are hereby published for the Forest Resources Stewardship Plan Update (1,022 acres) (original RFP release/publication 4/14/2020) Per section IV. H. 3 of RFP

Section IV. B.: May 15th, 2020: Closing date for all respondent requests for interpretation of RFP Documents

Exhibit E: Provide at least three (3) references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. References must be able to verify the quality of your previous work in the proposed area of work. Add additional pages as needed.

Section IV. B.: May 22nd, 2020 : Closing date for all County responses to respondent requests for interpretation of RFP Documents

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED

The work to be accomplished under the terms of this Contract consists of:

Significant GIS mapping/data development at the “resource management unit” level

Development of management timelines (2020-2030 time period) for each of the resource management units within each of the properties including but not limited to: commercial harvest of conifers, conifer stand enhancement, oak woodland release, wildfire resistance, carbon sequestration, enhanced forest resiliency, sensitive areas protection, and recreational development.

 

Proposal documents will be available for download starting April 14, 2020 at https://www.co.benton.or.us/rfps and Benton County Natural Areas & Parks Department webpage: https://www.co.benton.or.us/parks/page/forest-resources-stewardship-plan...

To be considered for award the following conditions must be met:  Respondents must submit eight (8) copies of their RFP which includes an original.  In addition to the hard copy (printed paper) version, respondent shall provide an electronic version on a USB drive in non-editable, Adobe format. 

Responses must be submitted sealed and marked plainly Forest Resources Stewardship Plan Update (1,022 acres), and submitted to Adam Stebbins, Benton Natural Areas & Parks Department, 360 SW Avery Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon, 97333, by 2:00 p.m. local time on May 28, 2020.  If the respondent submits an RFP via a delivery service (FedEx, UPS, etc.) the required sealed envelope must be enclosed in the delivery service packaging and the Project Title of the solicitation must be written on the outside delivery service packaging.  The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to add or delete items, to waive any irregularities and/or informalities in any proposal, to postpone the acceptance of the proposal and the award for a period not to exceed sixty (60) working days from the proposal due date, and to make the award that is in the best interest of Benton County.  The County may reject any proposal not in compliance with all prescribed public bidding procedures and submission requirements; and may reject for good cause any and all proposals upon a finding of the County that it is in the public interest to do so. 

Link to the Geospatial Data: http://gis.co.benton.or.us/gisdata/Miscellaneous/ResourceStewardshipRFP.zip

 

Dated this 10th day of April, 2020                                       

Benton County, Oregon

By Laurie Starha, Director

Benton County Natural Areas & Parks

Department.

 

Publish & Notification: April 14, 2020

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