Contract Opportunity: Spacing/Pruning RFP

September 4, 2019

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Work Opportunity: Carry out Spacing and Pruning on stands within Taan Forest Tenure Areas.

Location: Areas of Graham Island, Haida Gwaii

  • PHTs001 (Phantom Main @3.4 km) = 18.5 ha
  • PHTs003 (Phantom Main @ 8.5 km) = 13.8 ha
  • PHTs004 (Rennell Sound Main @ 3.5 km) = 45.7 ha

 

SUMMARY OF CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY

Carry out spacing leaving a target of 900 sph of sitka spruce and hemlock followed by a 1st lift pruning (3.0m) targeting 700 sph of primary hemlock and secondary spruce.  No cedar or yew trees are to be cut and will be considered ghost trees for payment plots. Pruning is limited to PHTs001 at this time due to funding levels, may be expanded if further funding is obtained.  A pruning rate is requested for all 3 development areas.
In-block roads are deactivated / partially deactivated quad access may not be available for these roads; site review is recommended. If camping is required to complete the contract, the successful bidder is responsible to ensure legal camp standards are followed.  
Commencement of this contract is subject to government approval and the final hectares of spacing and pruning are subject to funding allocations.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Interested companies or organizations must include in their submission:

  1. A cover letter describing their company and why their company should receive the contract.

  2. A description of how the project will be conducted with the crew and how the project will be completed within the completed timeframe/project milestones.

  3. Crew size to be used for this project including a list of employees that will be used, along with their employee’s proof of residence (driver licence, government ID with address, Certificate of Indian Status).

  4. Previous ‘forestry’ related experience pertinent to this contract (i.e., Other spacing projects, training).

  5. Work References.

  6. Cost $/ha to complete the project.

 

SUMMARY OF CRITERIA

The evaluation of successful contractor will be based on:

  1. Local company (25%)
  2. Number of Local Employees (20%)

  3. Experience with similar projects (20%)

  4. Rates (25%)

  5. Past performance with Taan Forest or reference checks (10%)

 

REVIEW RFP PDF PACKAGE

  • Overview Map, Stand Management Prescriptions with Block Maps, Draft Contract - download below:

Download PDF Package

 

TERM

October 1st, 2019 – March 31st, 2020

 

CONTRACT STANDARDS

The successful bidder’s RFP will become a binding part of the contract.  The winning bidder will be held by the contract to uphold the number of Haida and local employees as indicated in their RFP.
Parties will be contacted after September 23rd, 2019

 

RFP SUBMISSIONS

Please submit your completed proposal package via the follow options:

  • Via Email: Opportunities@taanforest.com - Subject: Pruning/Spacing Contract, Attention General Manger
  • In Person: Taan Forest Office - Unit 3, Hwy 16 Commercial Center, Skidegate BC, V0T 1S1

 

QUESTIONS & CONTRACT PACKAGES

Bill Crocker, Operations Forester
Call 250.559.2337 or email Bill@taanforest.com

 

DEADLINE FOR RFP

September 19th, 2019 at 4:00 pm

 

Download Opportunity PDF