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Solicitation Number: AG-7442-S-10-0082
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Location: Texas State Office
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September 18, 2010
Eighteen thousand four hundred dollars and ninethy nine cents ($
Froggy Bottom, LLC
21601 Fir Ave
Merrill, Iowa 51038
United States
Added: Aug 23, 2010 4:01 pm
SYNOPSIS: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included with this notice. This solicitation includes provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-30. These includes, but are not limited (1) FAR Part 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial; (2) FAR Part 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items; (3) FAR Part 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items; which must be submitted with the offer, in addition, FAR Part 52.212-4, Contract Term and Conditions-Commercial Items and FAR Part 52.212-5,

THIS IS A SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE. The Small Business size standard is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 238910, Site Preparation Contractors, which is $14.0 million average annual income.

SUMMARY: Contractor shall furnish all labor, equipment, materials, and incidentals required for chemical and mechanical site preparation (mowing) of approximately 395.4 acres for the NRCS Texas Wetland Reserve Program (WRP). All work shall be done in accordance with the Statement of Work (SOW), NRCS Conservation Practice General Specifications Tree/Shrub Site Preparation (acre) Code 490, and Quality Control Plan for Tree/Shrub Site Preparation and other specifications as attached.

SCOPE OF WORK: The works consists of treatment of areas to improve site conditions for establishing trees and /or shrubs on designated areas on USDA NRCS Wetland Reserve Program(WRP) Easement, in Bowie County, Texas.

AWARD: The Government will award a firm-fixed price contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the government. The anticipated
award date is on or before September 21, 2010.

TIME FRAMES/DATE. The site preparation must be completed no later than 89 calendar days after contract award.

PRICE. The Government estimated price range for the project is between $25,000 - $100,000.


(a) The Government is planning a pre-bid/pre-proposal conference, during which potential offerors may obtain a better understanding of the work required.

(b) Offerors are encouraged to submit all questions in writing at least five (5) days prior to the conference. Questions will be considered at any time prior to or during the conference; however, offerors will be asked to confirm verbal questions in writing. Subsequent to the conference, an amendment to the solicitation containing an abstract of the questions and answers, and a list of attendees, will be disseminated.

(c) In order to facilitate conference preparations, it is requested that the person named on the Standard Form 1449 of this solicitation be contacted and advised of the number of persons who will attend.

(d) The Government assumes no responsibility for any expense incurred by an offeror prior to contract award.

(e) Offerors are cautioned that, notwithstanding any remarks or clarifications given at the conference, all terms and conditions of the solicitation remain unchanged unless they are changed by amendment to the solicitation. If the answers to conference questions, or any solicitation amendment, create ambiguities, it is the responsibility of the offeror to seek clarification prior to submitting an offer.

(f) The conference will be held:

Date: September 1, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM, Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Name: USDA NRCS New Boston Service Center
Address: 905 W US Highway 82
New Boston, Texas 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6509

NOTE: For directions to the Pre-bid/Site Visit Conference, please contact: Holly Sagely Soil Conservationist, at (903) 628-6509.

SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS. This is an INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) PROCUREMENT. Specific instructions for preparing and submission of bids are provided in the solicitation. Interested and qualified firms must submit their bids no later than 3:30 PM (CDT), September 17, 2010 to the attention of Danny Mandell, Contracting Officer at the contracting office address listed in this notice.


In order to receive complete consideration for award of a contract, prospective contractors are requested to submit bids consisting of the following:

-- Completed STANDARD FORM (SF) 1449, sign and date
-- Acknowledgment of any/all Amendments on Standard Form 30, sign and date
-- Completed BID SCHEDULE
-- Completed online application for REPRESENTATIONS and CERTIFICATIONS,
-- Provide your DUNS number on the front of SF 1449, block 17a.

Contractors shall mail one copy of their bid packet, applicable clauses, and/or provisions to USDA-NRCS, Attention: Danny Mandell, 101 S Main Street, Temple, TX 76501. Bids may be hand-carried in and must arrive no later than 3:30 pm CDT (Central DaylightTime), September 17, 2010.

NOTE: Contractors when mailing or hand carrying your bid packet, please ensure that the Solicitation No. AG-7442-S-10-0082 is annotated on the outside cover of the bid envelope or package.

NOTE: DUNS NUMBER. Please include your DUNS Number in Block 17a of the Standard Form 1449.


(a) All questions or requests for clarifications shall be submitted to Danny Mandell at Please direct all questions via email only, no later than 4:30 PM (CDT), September 1, 2010. Questions received after this date and time will not be addressed. Answers to all questions submitted will be provided altogether as an amendment to this solicitation as soon as possible after the time and date listed above.

CCR REGISTRATION: All prospective contractors must register in the Central Contractor's Registration database at to be considered for an award of a federal contract. The CCR Customer Assistance Center can be contacted toll free at: 1-888-227-2423. The first step to registering is to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, which is a unique nine-character identification number provided by the commercial company Dun and Bradstreet (D&B). To request a DUNS number call D&B at the toll free number 1-866-05-5711 or register on-line at This process is free of charge.

It is the offeror's responsibility to check the FEDBIZOPPS website at: for any revisions to this announcement or other notices. Email address for inquires is:


Added: Sep 22, 2010 8:56 am

Pre-Work Teleconference to be held September 2, 2010, 10:00 AM (CDT).

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Chemical and Site Preparation Solicitation AG-7442-S-10-0082

Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Chemical and Site Preparation Solicitation AG-7442-S-10-0082
Posted Date:
August 23, 2010
Description: Solicitation No. AG-7442-S-10-0082
Description: SOW
Description: Quality Control Plan
Description: 490 Specifications
Description: Jobsheet Prep
Description: Jobsheet - Hardwood
Description: Brewington Site Map
Description: Fox WRP Site Map
Description: Johnson WRP Site Map
Description: Jones WRP Site Maps
Description: Williamson WRP Site Maps
Description: DB Wage Determination - Bowie County

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
September 4, 2010
Description: Amendment 001 - SF30
Description: Amendment Pre-Bid Conference and Site Visit

Abstract of Offerors

Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Abstract of Offerors
Posted Date:
September 22, 2010
Description: Abstract of Offerors
101 South Main Street
Temple, Texas 76501-7602
Bowie County
United States
Danny Mandell,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 2547429923
Fax: 2547429929