File Code: 6320 Date: June 1, 2022
Dear Prospective Quoters: Be advised that the US Forest Service has issued Solicitation No. 12363N22Q4055 for the Pacific Southwest (PSW) Stewardship BPA covering Federal and local agency lands within 150 miles of the boundaries of the Plumas, Lassen, Modoc, Tahoe, LTBMU, Eldorado, Stanislaus, Sierra, Inyo, Sequoia, Klamath, Shasta-Trinity, Six Rivers, and Mendocino National Forests in California.
Multiple awards will be made for this BPA on an individual National Forest basis once the Forest Service has evaluated the technical proposals and pricing submitted in response to the solicitation. Examples of the types of Hazardous Fuels and Restoration work that may be included are cutting and removal of sawtimber, non-sawtimber, and/or biomass; mastication, hand cutting and piling; and road maintenance.
The period of performance of the awarded Blanket Purchase Agreements is 10 years from date of contract with option to extend up to 20 years. This BPA will be the primary means in which future Call Orders issued include: (1) Integrated Resource Service Contract (IRSC) with required timber product removal; (2) Service-based IRSC that includes the option for Timber Subject to Agreement products to be removed when there is no required timber product removal; and (3) Restoration-based Service contract in which no timber product removal is included.
Future Call Orders for specific projects will be emailed to only the Contractors awarded under this BPA.
As such, it is imperative that all interested individuals have an email account, and that all firms must be actively registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/ to be eligible for award under this solicitation. If not actively registered, the Forest Service will be unable to make a BPA award; thereby, effectively excluding an otherwise successful offeror from receiving a Call Order solicitation.
Registration in SAM is a free service. Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) offers resources that are available free of charge at www.aptac-us.org/find-a-ptac/ in order to assist with both SAM registration and in proposal submission. Join us for an informational and instructional meeting for industry and interested contractors on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. To join the meeting, call (202) 650-0123 and enter Conference ID: 824 086 626#.
Proposals for this BPA are due by 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday, July 15, 2022, and must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We encourage you to review the solicitation attachments at https://sam.gov/opp/
If you have any issues downloading the documents, contact Nikki Layton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical questions should be emailed to Curtis Yocum at email@example.com and Brad Seaberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely, Mark T. Phillipp Stewardship Contracting Officer cc: Curtis Yocum, Stewardship Procurement Analyst Brad Seaberg, Forester, Region 5