Jobs & RFP Opportunities

 

Beginning summer 2018, KRRC will seek proposals from local companies, Tribes, and other service providers to carry out various project activities.

 

Current and Upcoming Opportunities

Native Seed Collection

To revegetate former reservoir areas, KRRC will use seed collected within the Project area watershed. The first seed collection season will start in August of 2018 and continue until November 2018. Subsequent task orders for future years may be warranted based on Project needs and vendor performance. Since not every proposed native plant produces seed every year, long-term seed collection will guarantee good plant diversity in the project area. Collected seed will be dried, cleaned, tested, and stored for later propagation, or ultimately for dispersal in the Project area. Propagation of native seed will be done by other contractors under a separate contract described below. KRRC seed collectors will be collecting seed of over 50 different plant species.

Invasive Exotic Vegetation (IEV) Eradication

KRRC will seek a contractor to perform IEV eradication, using several methods including hand pulling, tilling/disking, covering with black plastic, mowing/cutting, grazing and — as a last resort and upon approval — application of herbicides, either by brushing (stumps and cut stems), wicking and/or spraying. All methods of invasive species removal will be closely evaluated for both their beneficial and detrimental effects on the surrounding environment.

Construction and Maintenance of Vegetation Test Plots

KRRC will conduct pilot growing experiments near J.C. Boyle, Copco No. 1, and Iron Gate Reservoirs to examine the capability of the proposed plant species to grow and the effectiveness of the proposed revegetation techniques to work under similar conditions to those in the Project area at the time of drawdown. The selected contractor will be responsible for the construction, irrigation system installation and seeding of the test plot sites and their monthly maintenance from November to April of every year, and bi-weekly maintenance during the growing season from May through October of every year.

Native Seed Propagation

KRRC is currently looking for experienced native plant seed propagators in the Klamath Basin that are capable of propagating the collected native seed to the large amounts that will be needed during the Project area restoration. Seed Propagation will begin in the fall of 2018 and will continue through 2019. Subsequent task orders for future years may be warranted based on Project needs and vendor performance.

Groundwater Monitoring

KRRC will be contracting with service providers to monitor groundwater in the reservoir areas. This will include downloading data from probes on a monthly basis and analyzing the data. KRRC will also seek local labs to analyze water quality data.

Timeline of Opportunities

Activity
RFP Publication
Proposals Due
Contractor Selected
Work Window
Native Seed Collection Mid-June 2018 Mid-July 2018 Late July 2018 Late July-October 2018
Invasive Exotic Vegetation Eradication January 2019 February 2019 Late February 2019 March-October 2019
Construction and Maintenance of Vegetation Test Plots October 2018 Late Fall 2018 November 2018 Construction Work Window: November-December 2018

Maintenance Work Window: January 2019-October 2021

Groundwater Monitoring Fall 2018 Late Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019-Fall 2022
Native Seed Propagation Fall 2018 November 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019-Fall 2019

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can the local workforce contract with KRRC?

In summer and fall 2018, Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) will seek proposals for several field activities to be performed in 2018-2019. Local companies, Tribal Nations, and other qualified service providers are encouraged to respond.

KRRC will generally issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to procure this work. Each RFP will explain the key requirements of a particular activity. Interested service providers must submit a proposal describing how the key requirements will be met. KRRC will select the most qualified company or individual to perform the work. AECOM (KRRC’s technical consultant) will supervise the work, which may be contracted through AECOM or directly with KRRC.

How are contracts advertised and awarded?

Most business and employment opportunities will be procured through the Request for Proposals process, or RFP.  A brief description of the key steps in the RFP model follows.

  1. RFP Development*: KRRC will develop a request for proposals, which includes a summary of the work and procurement process, in addition to a detailed list of technical requirements and a draft contract agreement.
  2. Notify Local Entities & Advertise: KRRC will notify county and Tribal agencies and our jobs newsletter list prior to RFP advertisement. Then, the RFP will be advertised directly in a variety of venues including our jobs newsletter, local jobs bulletin boards, and business opportunity and job websites.
  3. Service Providers Submit Proposals:Service providers develop their proposals over a time period that will vary depending on the complexity of the work, usually between 2 to 4 weeks.
  4. RFP Evaluation: KRRC will evaluate proposals using the specific selection criteria developed for each package. Examples for RFP selection criteria may include technical approach to the work, price, percent local involvement, etc. KRRC will normally require 2-5 weeks to review proposals, but this depends on the RFP.
  5. Contract Negotiation & Award: After the winning proposal is selected, KRRC will negotiate the terms and contract with a service provider.

*In some instances, the RFP process will be preceded by a short RFQ process to pre-qualify service providers prior to RFP release.

Who should I contact with questions about RFPs or job opportunities related to this project?

Please email us at info@klamathrenewal.org.

What should I do to find out about RFPs issued or positions available?

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