Bid Alert No: 00000407017
Bid Title: AVIATION SERVICES FOR MANATEE AERIAL SURVEYS
Agency Bid No. Title: FWC 15/16-035
Received Date: 10/30/2015
Close Date: 11/13/2015
Purchase Type: execution to June 30, 2018.
Delivery Date: Not Stated
Special Notices: Questions Due By 10/30/2015 05:00 PM, Bidder Preregistration
Specifications include, but are not limited to: The awarded contractor shall conduct manatee aerial surveys for the Florida Fish andWildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Marine Mammal section.FWC traditionally uses two (2) types of aerial surveys to monitor endangered Florida manatees.These surveys provide minimum counts and information about habitat use and seasonaldistribution. The first type of survey (known as the synoptic survey) is flown statewide andprovides a minimum count of manatees at known aggregation sites and other sites in winter. Thesesurveys are conducted annually, weather permitting, pursuant to section 379.2431(4)(a), F.S.,requiring an impartial scientific benchmark census of the manatee population in the State. Thesurvey is flown after cold fronts, and under specific weather conditions, when animals aggregate atnatural springs and thermal discharges from power plants.FWC is seeking hourly bid prices for Cessna 172 Glass panel aircraft, Cessna 172 traditional panelaircraft, and Cessna 182 glass panel aircraft, which shall include pilot services, ground time(preflight and refueling stops), and fuel. However, ground time because of weather delays, etc. maybe compensated at the discretion of FWC in consultation with the pilot or contractor. Included inthe following section is the Commission's annual estimate of total hours needed for each type ofaircraft. However, the Commission reserves the right to use fewer or a greater number of hours foreach type of aircraft due to unexpected factors such as force majeure, budgetary constraints, orchanges in survey objectives.
Product Codes: 95897, 96113
Issuing Agency: State of Florida - Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Agency Type: State and Local
Contact: 2590 Executive Center Circle, Suite 100, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301