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Y -- Half Moon Reef Restoration Project in Palacios and Matagorda Counties, Texas.

Notice Date
Notice Type
237990 — Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Contracting Office
USACE District, Galveston, 2000 Fort Point Road, PO Box 1229, Galveston, TX 77553-1229
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Traci Robicheaux, 4097666306
E-Mail Address
USACE District, Galveston
Small Business Set-Aside
Total Small Business
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District Office requires a contract to create up to 12 acres of 3-dimensional sub tidal segmented reef with an overall average vertical structure crest height greater than 2 ft above the bay bottom. The water depth at the project site varies somewhat and will be taken into account during final elevation certifications. Recent studies have demonstrated that oysters settle, survive and grow better on reefs with vertical structure and ecosystem services such as fish production (secondary productivity) is generally higher on such reefs. The ultimate construction design will attempt to maximize the colonization and growth of eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) while simultaneously supporting colonization and use by other reef-dependant species such as shrimp, finfish, crabs, mussels, and other reef dwelling invertebrates. A major barrier to large-scale oyster reef restoration is locating a source of oyster shell in large enough quantities to provide the needed topographic relief over significant areas. TNC proposes to use limestone, or limestone marl, for oyster reef restoration as a substitute for whole oyster shell for providing a reef-building substrate (cultch material) on which oyster spat can settle. While oyster shell has historically been the preferred cultch material in reef restorations, several studies have identified other materials, such as limestone, limestone marl, and river rock that are just as effective as natural shell (Soniat et al 1991; Soniat and Burton 2005). While limestone is the preferred cultch material for this project, other suitable materials might be used depending on costs and availability at the time of construction. Completion time is 240 calendar days. The Solicitation issued will be Firm Fixed Price contract. The magnitude of this project is between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00. The Solicitation is 100% SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE. The Solicitation will be issued on or about 25 Jun 2013. Response date is 29 Jul 2013 @ 2:00 PM. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code applicable to this project is 237990. The Small Business Size Standard is $33.5 Million. All offerors are encouraged to visit the Army's Single Face to Industry Website at https://acquisition.army.mil/asfi or Federal Business Opportunities at https://www.fbo.gov to view and download the plans, specification and or any amendments for this procurement. Plans and specifications will not be available in paper format or on compact disc. To register as an quote mark Interested Vendor quote mark, visit https://www.fbo.gov. Offerors must be registered with the Systems for Award Management (SAM), in order to receive a Government contract award. To register, the SAM Internet address is: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. The Contract Specialist for this solicitation will be Mr. Michael Kassin, (409) 766-3968 or via e-mail at michael.j.kassin@usace.army.mil. For technical information about this solicitation, please contact Ms. Terri Carlson at (409) 766-3176, or Mr. Clark Colquitt at (409) 766-3119, between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays.
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Place of Performance
Address: USACE District, Galveston 2000 Fort Point Road, PO Box 1229 Galveston TX
Zip Code: 77553-1229
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