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, Proposals Due July 20 Download RFP

As part of restoration of former reservoir areas, KRRC will revegetate areas with native seed. KRRC will seek service providers to collect seeds of over 50 different plant species within the Project area watershed. Collected seed will be dried, cleaned, tested, and stored by the vendor, for later propagation in the Project area. Propagation of native seed will be done by other contractors under a separate contract described below. 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.

Click to view Questions and Answers on the Native Seed Collection RFP received to date.

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.

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

ActivityRFP PublicationProposals DueContractor SelectedWork Window
Native Seed CollectionJune 29, 2018July 20, 2018July 27, 2018Late July-October 2018
Invasive Exotic Vegetation EradicationJanuary 2019February 2019Late February 2019March-October 2019
Groundwater MonitoringFall 2018Late Fall 2018Winter 2019Spring 2019-Fall 2022
Native Seed PropagationFall 2018November 2018Winter 2019Spring 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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