Government Contract | Ohio

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000548489


Agency Bid No. Title: OT905716

Received Date: 04/20/2016

Close Date: 05/18/2016

Purchase Type: Contract will expire 07/31/2018

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Delivery Date: Not Stated

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Specifications include, but are not limited to:The State of Ohio is seeking a certified Ohio Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) contractor, experienced in tree surveysto implement new protocols recently developed by the USDA for a buffer area survey of the Clermont County AsianLonghorned Beetle (ALB) area of infestation. The contractor must provide the following staffing: Survey Crew(s) experienced in hardwood tree identification. Foremen dedicated and experienced in tree survey protocols. Project Manager - to oversee all aspect of the survey contract. Project Arborist - certified by International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).1.1 INTRODUCTION / BACKGROUNDThe Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), Anoplophora glabripennis , currently infests areas in the State of New York,New Jersey, Massachusetts and Ohio. Over time the ALB weakens and kills a variety of hardwood tree species.This nonnative pest has the potential to spread to other areas of the United States and cause extensive losses toornamental and commercial tree species.The Ohio Asian Longhorned Beetle Cooperative Eradication Program is conducting a tree survey for detection ofALB in Clermont County, Ohio. The project requires ground surveyors to thoroughly inspect host trees for signs ofALB infestation on public and private property.1.2 STATEMENT OF WORKThe programs goal for this contract is to implement new protocols recently developed by the USDA for a buffersurvey of the Clermont county infestation. The Buffer Survey is aimed at further establishing the outer boundary ofthe infestation. The Buffer Survey area is located between .5 miles and 1.5 miles (or more) from areas that are orwere centers of high populations, as denoted by the presence of a cluster of trees with many exit holes or one ormore trees with >100 exit holes. Buffer Surveys focus on maples species (Acer) in areas where they are present.Additional preferred hosts (Aesculus, Betula, Populus, Salix, Ulmus) are surveyed when maples are not present orwithin 100 yards. Sweet birch (Betula lenta), Yellow Birch (Betula Alleghaneinsis) and Japanese maple (Acerpalmatum) are not considered preferred host. At this time it is estimated that there are approximately 26,500 acreswithin the buffer survey areas. The contractor will be responsible for conducting buffer surveys for ALB within theproposed survey boundary. These land parcel areas are defined by a name/numbering system called area zoneunits (AZU). AZU are defined using existing property lines or other physical boundaries. The survey entails visitingassigned AZU or subsets of AZU to locate the maple trees that are present and visually inspecting each maple treefor signs of ALB (frass, exit holes, egg sites, any life stage of the insect). The contractor shall record the surveyresults of all properties as directed by the program whether there are ALB signs present or not. The contractor maybe surveying in both residential and/or heavily wooded areas. Many areas within the buffer zone, including portionsof the East Fork State Park are nearly 100% wooded. The terrain to be surveyed will be variable, but may includewetland and wet areas to transverse. Some areas are heavily wooded with downed trees and limbs to navigatethrough. Exposure to poison ivy, poison sumac, thorns, ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, wild and domestic animals andother potentially hazardous organisms should be expected. Exposure to various weather conditions including rain,snow and very cool or hot temperatures may occur. Survey work may also occur in areas being hunted, so propercommunication with property owner/residents is critical.

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Product Code: 98802

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of Ohio - Department of Administrative Services

State: Ohio

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Procurement Services, 4200 Surface Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43228



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