Date closing 2017/10/30 15:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Reference number PW-17-00795450
Solicitation number 1000191635
Region of opportunity British Columbia
Region of delivery British Columbia
Notice type Request for Proposal (RFP)
GSIN F010B: Forestry Services, Not Elsewhere Specified
Trade agreement Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Business (SPAB)
Tendering procedure Open
Procurement entity Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada
End user entity Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada
This procurement is set aside under the federal government Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business. For more information on Aboriginal business requirements of the Set-aside Program for Aboriginal Business. https://buyandsell.gc.ca/policy-and-guidelines/supply-manual/annex/9/4
The Chilcotin Military Training Area (CMTA), located north of the small community of Riske Creek and about 47 kilometres west of Williams Lake, consists of approximately 41,000 hectares of land owned by the Department of National Defence (DND) and is used as a military training area. The management of forest resources on this property is the responsibility of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada(DIAND), through an Order-in-Council P.C. O.I.C 1961-807.
The Chilcotin Military Training Area (CMTA) is located:
- North of the small community of Riske Creek, BC;
- 47 kilometres west of Williams Lake
- 41,000 hectares of land owned by the Department of National Defence (DND); and
- More details will be provided on operational maps such as road maintenance and/or individual cut blocks for each work treatment assignment.
DIAND seeking to establish a contract for an initial two (2) year period with three (3) one year option periods for the services to develop, manage and implement a five year CMTA forest management plan resulting in annual operational plans. The contractor will carry out professional forestry services to support the development planning of forest resources on the CMTA lands.
All bidders must be available for a site visit at the work site on 06 October 2017 located at Old School Site (Toosey) 47 KM West of Williams Lake, British Columbia on Highway 20 and 1.5 km North up the Stack Valley Road at 0930 hrs (PDT) Lat: N 51.981790 Long W -122.531943. Bidders will be required to confirm no later than five business days before the scheduled visit and sign an attendance form at the site. Site visit will be at the bidder’s expense, travel and other costs and/or fees will not be reimbursed.
Bidders must communicate with the Contracting Authority no later than 05 October 2017 @ 1200 hrs (PDT) to confirm attendance and provide the name(s) of the person(s) who will attend. Bidders will be required to sign an attendance sheet. Bidders should confirm in their bid that they have attended the site visit. Bidders who do not attend the mandatory site visit or do not send a representative will not be given an alternative appointment and their bid will be declared non-responsive. Any clarifications or changes to the bid solicitation resulting from the site visit will be included as an amendment to the bid solicitation.
Bidders must provide a detailed outline of how local First Nations will be sought, trained and hired. Bidders must have a qualified resource that is a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) as well as other resource(s) with educational qualifications as detailed in the tender package. Bidders will be assessed on resource experience and education as it relates to Forest Management. Bidders must be in good standing with WorkSafeBC.
The Bidder and any sub-contractors that may be involved with the recommendations for the CMTA 5 Year Plan and/or Operational Plan and /or LIDAR purchase/implementation may be precluded from submitting proposals/bids for any tenders resulting from the recommendations.
- The project area within this contract is accessible via four wheel drive vehicle; and
- Winter conditions may apply.
Known Field Safety Hazards:
The following known field safety hazards associated with this project have been identified:
- Rolling logs, rocks, and debris may present hazards to the operator;
- The Contractor shall operate around and adjacent to Danger trees and must take the appropriate action to have trees assessed prior to operations commencing;
- Snow and icy conditions from November 1st to April 30th; and
- Wildlife within the CMTA.
Note: This list does not identify routine safety hazards associated with forestry operations.
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