Requests for Bids
The following RFBs are currently open:
The Manistee Conservation District [MCD] will be accepting bids for a contractor to perform cutting and removal of oak trees, trenching, tree injections with a fungicide, and/or herbicide treatment, to slow and prevent Oak Wilt. Oak Wilt is caused by a non-native invasive fungus. It is currently causing the widespread mortality of oak resources throughout Michigan.
MCD is looking for bids for 12 sites in 5 counties (Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Benzie, Manistee, and Mason), with treatments to be implemented during the months of October 2017 through March 2018, depending on type of treatment. The due date for bids is 9/26/2017, BEFORE 5:30pm Eastern Time. Bids can be submitted via email to Josh Shields, Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) forester with the Manistee and Mason-Lake Conservation Districts, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bids can also be mailed to the Manistee Conservation District at 8840 Chippewa Highway, Bear Lake, MI 49614. If hard copies are mailed, all forms must arrive at the Manistee Conservation District before 5:30pm Eastern Time on 9/26/2017. IMPORTANT – when providing bids, you must provide a lump sum bid for each treatment at each site. These lump sum bids CANNOT be changed once they are submitted since they are used to choose contractors and determine the landowner(s)’ contribution to the treatment cost, before the work is actually implemented.
Attention to detail is CRITICAL for bidding on this work since this work is funded by grant money through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP). You may obtain the bid form with full instructions at https://www.manisteecd2.org/oak-wilt-request-for-bids.html