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F -- Native Plant Propagation - Cedarville, CA

Notice Date
Notice Type
Sources Sought
115112 — Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating
Contracting Office
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Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Traci D. Thaler
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
Total Small Business
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California State Office is issuing this combined synopsis solicitation under commercial items procedures in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only request for quotations (RFQ) and a written solicitation will not be issued. This RFQ incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-53, dated July 5, 2011. This RFQ is set-aside for small business concerns. The North American Standard Industrial Classifications System (NAICS) Code is 115112-Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating; small business size standard is $7.0 million; Product Service Code (PSC) F010 Seedling Production/Transplanting Service. The Contractor shall: Assist the BLM in identifying collection sites and periodically assist the BLM Seeds of Success Intern with pertinent details of the collection process. Develop research and monitoring protocols to test different propagation techniques and/or hypotheses relevant to propagating locally grown native seed.Provide a local greenhouse within 50 miles of the Surprise Field Office to grow and overwinter plants for the BLM.Propagate locally collected seeds in a greenhouse environment and overwinter in overwintering facilities. Keep Project Officer informed on progress of the project and provide monthly reports. DeliverablesMonthly written progress reports on progression of plant growth and successes/failures. A brief description of major tasks to be accomplished during each monthly task performance goals and objectives; and a schedule for proposed, up-coming tasks to be undertaken in future months. A list of pertinent research questions and suggestions, when applicable, to improve the success of the project. Final report containing a list of what plants were grown, success rates and germination rates of different species under different abiotic and biotic conditions and environments. This report will provide data arranged in table form and data arranged in narrative form that will be make available as public information.Native plant seedlings to outplant on appropriate sites. Certifications, Licenses, Physical Requirements or Other Expertise RequiredThe contractor must have all equipment and facilities to propagate locally collected native seeds including a greenhouse, outdoor plots, and overwintering facilities. The contractor must have experience both collecting native seed and propagating local seed in a controlled environment that provides for outplanting at appropriate sites. Must have working knowledge of the Surprise Field Office and knowledge of potential restoration and collection sites. Must have a valid drivers license and a vehicle capable of navigating 4-WD technical roads. Must be able to work independently and with a team both indoors and outdoors. Period of PerformanceEstimated period of performance: July 27, 2011 through April 1, 2013. Place of PerformanceThe place of performance must be within 50 miles of the Surprise Field Office BLM office in Cedarville, CA. Operational Hours:Work will be determined as needed by management. A priority task list will be provided for the above tasks to the contractor. Provisions and Clauses incorporated by reference and can be found at: https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items the RFQ will be evaluated as best value.52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, a completed copy of the provision at 52.213-3 shall be submitted with the proposal, or you can register your reps and certs online at: http://orca.bpn.gov52.212-4, Contract terms and Conditions- Commercial Items 52.212.-5 Contract terms and Conditions- Commercial Items Request for Quotes are due for this combined synopsis/solicitation on July 25, 2011 at 2:30 PM; Pacific Standard Time. Original RFQ shall be delivered by the specified time to the Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, W-1623, Attn: Traci D. Thaler, Sacramento, CA 95825 (mail, fax or electronic will be accepted). Submit RFQ electronically to ca_solicitations@ca.blm.gov Reference number: 40011912 Plant Propagation. Offerors shall furnish the company name, DUNS number, TIN Number, address, phone and fax number, email address if available, and official point of contact. All proposals shall be manually signed by authorized company official. Email questions are acceptable to Traci_Thaler@blm.gov. Registration in Central Contractor Registration (CCR) (http://www.ccr.gov/) and DUNS number shall be required for award. For any questions regarding this combined synopsis solicitation you may contact Traci D. Thaler voice (916) 978-4529; fax (916) 978-4444 or email. END OF COMBINED SYNOPSIS SOLICITATION.
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Address: BLM Surprise Field Office602 Cressler StreetCedarvilleCA96104USA
Zip Code: 96104
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