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Ottawa Herpetological Survey

Solicitation Number: AG-569R-S-13-0003
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Forest Service
Location: R-9 Lake States Acquisition Team (LSAT)
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March 21, 2013
Great Lakes Ecological Services, LLC
P.O. Box 375
Slinger, Wisconsin 53086-0375
United States
Added: Feb 12, 2013 12:35 pm
Solicitation Number:

Notice Type:
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation

The Ottawa National Forest is soliciting to secure services to perform professional scientific inventory for a selected group of reptiles and amphibians on the Ottawa National Forest. This two field season contract will be the final field work of a multi-year concentrated effort to inventory and gather baseline data and document species present that may be indicators of climate change and other environmental factors within the Lake Superior basin. Data collected will be used in future management decisions on the Ottawa National Forest.
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

This solicitation is issued as a request for Quote (RFQ) and the documents incorporate provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-65.

This is a total small-business set-aside. The NAICS code is 541990 and the Small Business Size Standard is $14M.

The Government intends to award one contract for the items listed below to the contractor who provides the best overall value to the Government. The Government reserves the right to award all, part or none of the contract. A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer) unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.

Vendors must be registered in Systems for Award Management prior to receiving a government contract (formerly Central Contractors Registration or CCR). See for details - this may take up to 2 weeks and requires a DUNS number, so it is highly recommended that interested parties register immediately in order to avoid any delays in award.

Description of items to be acquired - Bidders shall enter an amount for each item below:

Item Number and Description          
1) Gap analysis to determine where additional survey efforts are required
2) 2013 field surveys
3) 2013 field survey summery
4) 2014 field surveys
5) 2014 Final Report with new range maps 

See solicitation document for further information.

The Federal Government consolidated many online systems into one. When a clause or other part of the Synopsis/Solicitation refers to ORCA, CCR, or, replace that with All of these programs are now consolidated into the System for Award Management (SAM) site.
Further provisions, clauses, and addenda including, but not limited to, commercial clauses 52.212-1, 52.212-2, 52.212-3, 52.212-4, 52.212-5, are incorporated in the attached solicitation. Those that are incorporated by reference can be viewed in full text at

Offers will be accepted until no later than 2:00 p.m. EST March 14, 2013 and must be submitted via postal service or email to the address indicated in the attached solicitation document. Incomplete offers will not be accepted. No facsimile offers will be considered per (c)(1) of FAR clause 52.215-1 Instructions to Offerors -- Competitive Acquisition. (Jan 2004).

Contact Erin Garcia at or (231) 723-2211 with general questions concerning this solicitation.

Contact Jeffery Soltesz at or (906) 932-1330 for more information on technical questions concerning this solicitation.

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Posted Date:
February 12, 2013
Description: Synopsis/Solicitation
Vicinity_Map.pdf (336.64 Kb)
Description: Vicinity Map
Description: Wage Determination
Description: Experience Questionnaire
500 Hanson Lake Road
Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501
United States
The Ottawa National Forest in the western end of Michiganís Upper Peninsula, and includes part of Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Iron and Baraga counties.
Ironwood, Michigan 49938
United States
Erin Garcia,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 2317232211
Fax: 2317238642