Government Contract | Massachusetts
Plant Control to Maintain and Restore Heathland and Shrubland Habitat on the Leyden WMA in Leyden, MA

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000420357

Bid Title: Plant Control to Maintain and Restore Heathland and Shrubland Habitat on the Leyden WMA in Leyden, MA

Agency Bid No. Title: DFW-2016-023

Received Date: 11/18/2015

Close Date: 12/02/2015

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Various Locations, Massachusetts

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference Optional 11/23/2015 09:00 AM, Questions Due By 11/27/2015 04:00 PM, Bidder Preregistration


Specifications include, but are not limited to: The Division of Fisheries &Wildlife (DFW) Biodiversity Initiative (BDI) was established under the 1996 Open Space Bond Bill to address the long-term decline of early-successional habitats and associated wildlife species in the Commonwealth. The BDI identifies priority sites for reclamation to early-successional (i.e. grassland or herb/shrub) habitats through large-scale tree/shrub mowing and chipping operations. Invasive exotic plants, which are implicated in the decline of many native plant species, are often present on sites. A qualified vendor(s) will treat, with approved herbicide, invasive exotic plants and other non desirable plants on portions of the Leyden WMA located in Leyden, MA (see attached map). The treatment area consists of up to 111 acres in six different treatment units. All work is scheduled to be completed in two phases; (Phase 1) initial cut stem treatment by January 25, 2016 in units 3 and 6, and (Phase 2) foliar treatment by June 30, 2016 in units 1, 2, 4, and 5. Treatments will be conducted on: : 1) approximately 64 acres of existing shrublands (unit 3 and unit 6) where invasive plants will be treated by foliar and/or basal bark application; 2) approximately 31 acres of restored blueberry barrens (unit 1 and unit 5) where woody pioneer species will be treated with a cut stem application; and 3) approximately 16 acres of blueberry barrens (unit2 and unit 4) where woody pioneer species will be treated with a foliar application (See attached map). If early and deep snow fall or other unforeseen circumstances do not allow the cut stem treatment to occur prior to January 25, 2016 in units 1 and 5, then the cut-stem work can occur during mid to late June of 2016 IF DFW has not conducted a spring 2016 prescribed burn in these units. If a spring 2016 burn has occurred in these units, the cut-stem work will be deferred to a future contract. In units 3 and 6 the following invasive plants are found as a medium infestation: honeysuckle, multiflora rose, bittersweet, Japanense barberry, autumn olive, buckthorn, and spotted knapweed. Both a foliar application and/or a cut stem/basal bark application will be used. The vendor must provide applicators that are able to identify native versus non native species.

Product Code: 98889

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

State: Massachusetts

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Ben Mazzei 1 Rabbit Hill Rd., Westborough, Massachusetts, 01581

Phone: 508-389-6306

Fax: 508-389-7891




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