Grand County, Utah will receive sealed proposals up to the hour of 4:00 PM local time on the 5th day of August, 2014 at the Grand County Clerk’s Office located at 125 East Center Street, Moab, Utah 84532. In bold lettering, mark the envelope with the following words: “RFP FOR AIRPORT WILDLIFE HAZARD ASSESSMENT”.
I. PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING
A pre-submittal meeting is scheduled for July 16th, 2014 at 10:00 AM local time in the airport terminal building located at Canyonlands Field Airport, 94 W. Aviation Way, Moab, UT 84532. All firms wishing to be considered must have a representative in attendance. Any firm intending to bid on this project must attend the mandatory pre-submittal meeting. Prospective proposers must satisfy themselves by personal examination of the work site and the proposed scope of work as to the correctness of any service requested in the IFB.
In general, this project will consist of the awarded consultant conducting a Wildlife Hazard Assessment (WHA) and creation of a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP) if required after the Assessment.
Awarded bidder will:
Conduct a comprehensive Wildlife Hazard Assessment.
Identify factors contributing to wildlife hazard.
Create a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan. (If assessment requires a plan)
The Wildlife Hazard Assessment must be conducted by a qualified wildlife biologist who meets the requirements in Advisory Circular 150/5200 -36A, Qualifications for Wildlife Biologists Conducting Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Training Curriculums for Airport Personnel involved in Controlling Wildlife Hazards at Airports.
Available upon request is current FAA Advisory Circular guidance describing the scopes of work:
1) Protocol for the Conduct of a Wildlife Hazard Assessment
2) Protocol for the Preparation of a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan
The Wildlife Hazard Assessment must be conducted in accordance with PROTOCOL FOR THE CONDUCT OF A WILDLIFE HAZARD. The Wildlife Hazard Management Plan must meet criteria listed under PROTOCOL FOR THE PREPARATION OF A WILDLIFE HAZARD MANAGEMENT PLAN.
III. SCOPE OF SERVICES
1. Grand County is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or firms to conduct a WHA. The WHA shall meet all requirements of CFR 139.337 to include:
a. An analysis of events that prompted the assessment.
b. Identification of the wildlife species observed and their numbers, locations, local movements, and daily and seasonal occurrences.
c. Identification and location of features on or near the airport that attract wildlife.
d. A description of wildlife hazards to air carrier operations.
e. Recommended actions for reducing wildlife hazards to air carrier operations.
2. The WHA shall be conducted by a qualified wildlife biologist who meets the requirements of Advisory Circular 150/5200 -36. These requirements are:
a. Have the necessary academic coursework from accredited institutions and work experience to meet the qualifications of a GS-0486 series wildlife biologist as defined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management classification standards (Appendix A of AC 1501520036), or, be designated as a Certified Wildlife Biologist by the Wildlife Society (http://www.wildlife.org), and,
b. Have taken and passed an airport wildlife hazard management training course acceptable to the Administrator, and,
c. While working under the direct supervision of a qualified wildlife biologist, have conducted at least one WHA acceptable to the FAA Administrator (as described in CFR 139.337(c)), and,
d. Have successfully completed at least one of the following within the past 3 years:
An airport wildlife hazard management training course that is acceptable to the FAA Administrator, or,
Attendance, as a registered participant, at a joint Birdstrike Committee -USA/Bird Strike Committee -Canada annual meeting, or
Other training acceptable to the FAA Administrator.
e. Individuals who work under the direct supervision of a qualified airport wildlife biologist are allowed to conduct Wildlife Hazard Assessments if the airport sponsor and the qualified airport wildlife biologist agree in writing to determine how the qualified airport wildlife biologist will:
Supervise how the individual(s) will conduct the Wildlife Hazard Assessment; and
Report progress of the Wildlife Hazard Assessment; and
Supervise the Wildlife Hazard Assessment report production.
IV. STATEMENT OF
Bids must include the following information. The responses shall be considered technical offers of what firms propose to provide and shall be incorporated in the contract award as deemed appropriate by Grand County. Failure to respond to any of the following technical submittal requirements may be grounds for considering any Bid non-responsive.
Bids will only be considered from firms that have documented experience of similar projects and qualified personnel who are capable of providing the required services.
Bids shall include:
1. Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) documentation verifying the wildlife biologist conducting the WHA meets the requirement of AC 150/5200 -36 as delineated in Paragraph (2) (above). In lieu of this documentation, the wildlife biologist may show evidence they have been deemed “qualified” by inclusion in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Qualified Airport Biologists Listing (http://wildlifecenter.pr.erau,edu/biologists.php).
2. A proposed Statement of Work (SOW) - The response to this IFB shall include a detailed SOW delineating the work to be performed in conducting the WHA to meet the requirements of CFR 139.337 as listed in Paragraph (1) (above) and current FAA WHA guidance referenced in section II. The SOW shall include statements as to how the biologist intends to meet the “Duration of Wildlife Hazard Assessment and Basic Survey Techniques” described in Paragraph 6.2.c of the Wildlife Hazard Management Manual at Airports. The latter document is available free of charge at the FAA’s Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Website (http://wildlife-mitigation.tc.faa.gov). The SOW shall also include the listing of the qualifications/aviation wildlife hazard management experience of the individual conducting the surveys and level/description of direct supervision given to the surveyor by the qualified airport biologist in accordance with Scope of Services, paragraph 5, above.
3. Schedule - Responder shall submit a project schedule to include, at a minimum, commencement and completion of the assessment process, key meetings and significant events and/or activities, and submission of a preliminary WHA report to Grand County. Grand County would be expected to respond either approving the submission or provide comments. A Final WHA will be submitted after receipt of Grand County comments.
4. Proposed Costs - The submitter shall submit two contract bids. The bids shall cover the period from contract notice to proceed to approval of the final WHA report and the cost to develop the WHMP.
For additional information, please contact: Kelly Braun, Airport Manager at 435-259-4849 or email@example.com