(Our ACL Resource Availability Fund Consultants, Mark Bosetti and John Quidachay, have been reviewing the G-Z IRSC Pre-solicitation Documents. We offer this “joint recommendation” to you from our two consultant):
From John Quidachay:
. I am reviewing the pre-solicitation documents.They are comprehensive and detailed in a manner that can potentially scare interested bidders. I am curious what you think Mark.
From Mark Bosetti:
I think including what has traditionally been completed by the USFS prior to advertisement( cruise, botany, flagging control areas, etc) make Sthis type of solicitation very daunting for most contractors. I believe the timelines for completion the FS has outlined will be difficult to achieve. But any member that has completed an IRSC should be familiar with the type of treatment to expect from the CO and sale admin team during the course of the contract ups and downs. My message to prospective bidders: be very diligent with your evaluation of all the pre-solicitation material, attend the pre-solicitation meeting armed with questions, if you have a question ask it, and if the answer isn’t completely clear ask again, and if that answer doesn’t sit well ask the FS to put their response in writing and then forward it John or Mark (to Associated California Loggers.)
Forward any USFS responses — for ACL Consultant Review — to qfactorinnercite.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RE-STATEMENT OF THE NOTICE FROM USDA/USFS:
A message from Kasandra Meyer, USDA:
The Seral G-Z IRSC Pre-solicitation has been posted to SAM – https://sam.gov/opp/
All contract documents have been uploaded as a full DRAFT package, however this is not a Request for Quotes at this time. Request for Quotes are anticipated to be solicited by the end of June after industry and interested vendors have time to provide specific input to this project. All questions and comments received and generated from presentations by Stewardship Contracting Branch on the G-Z IRSC model have been included in the uploaded documents.
Prior to solicitation, the Forest will hold a meeting for prospective contractors to facilitate dialogue on contractual requirements that are anticipated in the contract and any operational limitations foreseen by attendees. The meeting will be held on June 1st, 2023, at 1400 a.m. PT with a meeting location at Stanislaus National Forest Supervisors Office in Sonora, CA. A Microsoft TEAMs link has been provided for vendors that cannot attend in person.
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
Meeting ID: 293 309 224 314
Or call in (audio only)
+1 202-650-0123,,899033466# United States, Washington DC
Phone Conference ID: 899 033 466#
I request that you please share this message with your interested groups and industry contacts. Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.
Acquisitions Program Support Officer (APSO)
USDA Forest Service
Procurement and Property Services
National Procurement Operations
National Stewardship Branch
Portola, CA 96122
Caring for the land and serving people