The US Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District is seeking sources to provide personnel, materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, supervision and other items and services for the following: Under the Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan (Comp Plan), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) managed federal lands on the lower Snake River, along with other lands purchased and leased in adjacent areas of southeast Washington would be developed and managed for terrestrial wildlife habitat [habitat management units (HMU)]. Presently, the Corps manages 84 HMUs encompassing over 50,000 acres (ac) from Lake Wallula on the lower Columbia River through the Snake River/Clearwater River confluence in Lewiston, ID.
Management of HMUs is split between the Clarkston, Washington, and Tri-Rivers, Burbank, Washington, Natural Resources Management (NRM) teams. The Clarkston NRM team is responsible for HMUs upriver from and including Lyon’s Ferry on the west bank of the Palouse River. The Tri-Rivers NRM team manages HMUs downriver of Lyon’s Ferry including those on the lower Columbia River in Lake Wallula.
The geographic range of items under this Statement of Work encompasses approximately 100 river miles and 18,000 acres of land managed by the Corps Clarkston NRM team. Work shall include, but is not limited to the following.
Planting and irrigating wildlife food plots
Establishing and maintaining shrub and tree plots
Removing invasive tree species such as Tree-of-Heaven and Russian olive
Removing invasive Himalayan blackberry and false Indigo shrubs
Installing new information kiosks
Placement of boulders for parking areas and trail boundaries
Removal of waterfowl hunting blinds
Cleaning vault toilets
Removing and disposing of litter
Erecting and maintaining goose nesting tubs, brush pile structures, and gallinaceous guzzlers
Chemical and biological control of invasive and noxious weeds
Use of Geographical Information Systems to document weed and pest control activities
Operation and maintenance of irrigation systems
Custom mowing/swathing and agricultural bailing
There are two broad categories of HMUs; 1) intensively managed, and 2) maintained. There are 9 intensively managed HMUs with active irrigation systems, maintained tree and shrub plots, and irrigated pastures. Three (3) of these HMUs are in Idaho while the remaining 6 are in Washington. Managed HMUs comprise remote shoreline corridors and large, rugged, upland tracts. Where accessible, gallinaceous guzzlers and brush piles are installed in managed HMUs, as well as tree and shrub plantings in appropriate locations. Noxious weed control is a priority among all HMUs.
The Offeror should be aware that a number of HMUs (nearly 20) are accessible only by boat to include the 2 largest intensively managed HMUs. This would mean that the heavy equipment needed to accomplish all listed work items, except for numbers 6 and 9, would need to be transported with no available road access.
Some Government-Furnished-Property will be available to the Contractor.
The Contractor must provide personnel, materials, supplies, parts, tools, equipment, vehicles, vessels, GPS/GIS software/hardware and other items and services necessary to monitor, operate, maintain, and treat public facilities and lands. This includes public-use facilities, operational facilities and equipment as defined in this PWS on lands and waters of the Snake, Clearwater, Palouse, and Tucannon Rivers within Lake Granite, Lake Bryan, and the upper portion of Lake West (upstream of the Joso Bridge).
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this project is 712190 and the associated small business size standard is $8,000,000.00.
This is not a solicitation. This sources-sought announcement is a tool to identify businesses with the capability to accomplish the work. Firms who respond to this announcement by submitting the following information will be used in determining whether to set aside this requirement. Please do not respond to this notice unless you will be responding to the solicitation.
1) A capability statement expressing interest in this requirement, describing your company and its capability to complete a project of this scope, magnitude and complexity. Include a statement detailing any special qualifications and certifications, applicable to the scope of this project, held by your firm and/or in-house personnel.
2) A statement or list of your firm's current or past technical experience similar to or the same as the summary scope of work for this requirement. Include a brief description of each project scope, schedule, and dollar value.
3) A statement or list of your firm's current or past performance similar to or the same as the summary scope of work.
4) A statement of your firm's business size and type (Large Business, Women Owned Small Business, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned, 8(a), Small Business, etc.). IF YOUR FIRM IS A LARGE BUSINESS, please indicate the approximate percentage of the work that you would expect to subcontract to small business concerns.
5) Name of firm with address, phone and point of contact.
6) CAGE Code and DUNS number or a copy of your System for Award Management (SAM) information.
Product Service Code:- F019 - NATURAL RESOURCES/CONSERVATION- OTHER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
NAICS Code:- 712190 - Nature Parks and Other Similar Institutions
Primary point of contact:- Andrew J. Sprys firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number 5095277232
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