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Aerial Forest Fire Suppression - Helicopter with Water Bucket - Spring 2016

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Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000411941

Bid Title: Aerial Forest Fire Suppression - Helicopter with Water Bucket - Spring 2016

Agency Bid No. Title: 411:A16000-05

Received Date: 11/09/2015

Close Date: 12/07/2015

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Virginia

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Bidder Preregistration, Small Business Set-Aside


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The contractor agrees to furnish one helicopter, one support vehicle, two water buckets of 100 to 150 gallon capacity, foam concentrate injection equipment and all labor including an FAA licensed pilot, support vehicle driver and tools and equipment to apply water to forest fires and to fly other forestry missions as requested by the Department.The helicopter will be a minimum Type 3 helicopter as specified in the National Wildfire Coordinating Groups (NWCG) Fireline Handbook, Handbook Number 3, Page A-41. Requirements include having turbine power and will be capable of sustained flying a minimum of 1 hour, 30 minutes at 70 knots or faster without external load. It shall be capable of carrying a minimum of two passengers in addition to the pilot. It shall be capable of lifting a minimum 100 gallons of water and delivering it to a fire. A Loran C or GPS navigation system is required. One backup aircraft of the same type as described above shall be available to assure the Department continuous flying capability when forest fire control emergencies exist. The aircraft shall be properly licensed with the FAA and Virginia Department of Aviation.

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Product Code: 90514

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Forestry

State: Virginia

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Amy Ricotta, Department of Forestry Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources Drive, Suite 800, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903

Phone: 434-220-9009

Fax: 434-220-9155




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