Natural Well Branch #2 Timber Sale

Agency: Suwannee River Water Management District
State: Florida
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 113310 - Logging
Posted Date: Nov 6, 2019
Due Date: Nov 20, 2019
Solicitation No: 19/20-005 WLR
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Bid Number: 19/20-005 WLR
Bid Title: Natural Well Branch #2 Timber Sale
Category: Bids, Proposals and Qualifications
Status: Open
Bid Recipient: Pennie Flickinger

Description:
Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD or Owner) invites you to participate in the bidding process for timber. This sale is a PURCHASER select unmarked thinning of planted pines within the sale boundary. The sale consists of 239 acres of planted slash pine and scattered hardwood. The purchaser will conduct a fourth-row logger select thinning leaving 30-50 square feet of Basal Area per acre of the largest, best-formed trees in the residual stand.

Publication Date/Time:
11/6/2019 11:41 AM
Closing Date/Time:
11/20/2019 10:00 AM
Submittal Information:
Pennie Flickinger
Special Requirements:
Advance Payment of $15,000 from PURCHASER is required under this Contract at closing. PURCHASER shall deposit $10,000 with OWNER, which amount shall be held by OWNER in escrow without interest, as a damage and security deposit to assure fulfillment by PURCHASER of PURCHASER'S obligations.
Miscellaneous:
Prior to the harvest operation, a pre-harvest meeting with the successful bidder and his logger will be held. This is a mandatory meeting, and logging will not commence until this meeting takes place.
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SRWMD ITB 19/20-005 WLR
INVITATION TO BID 19/20-005 WLR
NATURAL WELL BRANCH #2 TIMBER SALE
Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD or Owner) invites you to participate in the
bidding process for timber on the property as described below:
Tract Name & Sale #:
Owner:
County/State:
Section/Township/Range:
Acreage (approximate):
Timber Type and Age:
Type of Harvest:
Access and Boundaries:
Contract Information:
Bid #:
Bid Opening Date &Time:
Sealed Bids will be received by:
LOCATION:
NATURAL WELL BRANCH #2
Suwannee River Water Management District
Taylor County, Florida
Parts of Sections 19, 20, 29 & 30, T 3 South, Range 6 East
239 acres
2,000 planted slash pine and natural hardwood
This sale is a PURCHASER select unmarked thinning of
planted pines within the sale boundary. The sale consists of
239 acres of planted slash pine and scattered hardwood.
The purchaser will conduct a fourth-row logger select
thinning leaving 30-50 square feet of Basal Area per acre of
the largest, best-formed trees in the residual stand. The
DISTRICT PROJECT MANAGER will routinely make
assessments of the timber harvest to ensure the objectives
are being met.
Access is via Ralph Whiddon Road off of Cabbage Grove
Road. The harvest boundaries are shown on the maps.
Gate Combination: 1-0-0-1
Per Unit Rates pay as cut sale for pine and hardwood timber.
Governing Board approval meeting December 10, 2019
Contract Length 12 months
Advance Payment $15,000
Damage Deposit - $10,000
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November 20; 10:00 AM
(All bids will be opened immediately thereafter.)
Suwannee River Water Management District
Pennie Flickinger
9225 CR 49
Live Oak, Florida 32060
Only bids made on the enclosed Timber Sale Bid Form will be accepted. The Form must be filled
out completely to be considered. If you need assistance, please call Steve Carpenter, SRWMD,
at 386.362.1001 or 800.226.1066 (FL only).
Delivery of Bid: Bidders are required to complete and submit one (1) original Bid Response Form.
Bid form shall be sent in one envelope to:
Pennie Flickinger, Business Resource Specialist III
Suwannee River Water Management District
9225 CR 49
Live Oak, Florida 32060
Phone: 386.362.1001 or 386.647.3120
Bids are due at the above address prior to 10:00 a.m. on November 20, 2019. Bids received after
this time, for any reason, will be rejected.
Responses must be hard copy. Please note: FAX or email transmittals will not be accepted.
All responses shall be submitted in sealed envelopes with the invitation number (ITB 19/20-005
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WLR) and opening time and date clearly marked in large, bold, and/or colored lettering. Responses
delivered in an envelope not properly marked with the Bid number and Bid opening date and time
that are inadvertently opened by District personnel will not be considered. The bid shall be hand-
delivered or mailed. No common carrier guarantees next-day delivery to District headquarters.
SUMMARIZED TERMS OF THE TIMBER CONTRACT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. TIMBER SALE OVERSIGHT: PURCHASER shall report the commencement, and any
interruption, recommencement, or completion of harvest operations by telephone or e-mail
to the DISTRICT PROJECT MANAGER at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to such.
2. SPECIES OF TIMBER SOLD: Planted slash pines and natural hardwood.
3. TERM: The term of this Timber Cutting Contract shall be 12 months from contract
execution.
4. TYPE OF HARVEST: This sale is a PURCHASER select unmarked thinning of planted
pines within the sale boundary. The sale consists of 239 acres of planted slash pine and
scattered hardwood. The purchaser will conduct a fourth-row logger select thinning leaving
30-50 square feet of Basal Area per acre of the largest, best-formed trees in the residual
stand. The DISTRICT PROJECT MANAGER will routinely make assessments of the
timber harvest to ensure the objectives are being met.
5. PRODUCT UTILIZATION: PURCHASER shall harvest and fully use, to the extent
practicable, all trees conveyed in this offering. All timber shall be measured in tons (one
ton equals 2,000 pounds).
6. TITLE TO TIMBER: Title to the timber shall pass from OWNER to PURCHASER only
when the tree has been severed from the stump.
7. PAYMENTS: Advance Payment of $15,000 from PURCHASER is required under this
Contract at closing. Weekly settlements will be calculated in this manner: Credits will be
made against the Advance Payment at 100% of the weekly gross harvest. When the
Advance Payment is fully utilized, PURCHASER shall make payments to the OWNER.
8. DAMAGE DEPOSIT: PURCHASER shall deposit $10,000 with OWNER, which amount
shall be held by OWNER in escrow without interest, as a damage and security deposit to
assure fulfillment by PURCHASER of PURCHASER'S obligations.
9. LOAD SECURITY TICKETS: DISTRICT PROJECT MANAGER shall provide
PURCHASER with three-part Load Security Tickets and Timber Sale Accountability Log,
which shall be used by PURCHASER, according to instructions, to provide security for
the timber harvested.
10. ROAD RESPONSIBILITIES - PURCHASER will be responsible for roads and road
maintenance. Haul routes and road conditions can be inspected at the bidder's
convenience. The sale area can be accessed directly as shown on the attached map. All
haul routes must be maintained and remain open to public use during operations.
PURCHASER will return the roads to their pre-harvest condition or better upon
completion of harvest at PURCHASER’S expense.
In some areas, the brush in the ditches must be mowed or chipped (not pushed) in order
to access the pine stands. The widening of the roads beyond existing ditches will not be
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permitted. If overhanging tree limbs restrict hauling, they may be pruned as instructed by
the DISTRICT PROJECT MANAGER.
11. BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, LISTED SPECIES, AND OTHER ITEMS:
a) PURCHASER hereby agrees to use good forestry practices and further agrees to
abide by the Best Management Practices (BMP's) as outlined in the Florida Forest
Service publication, Silviculture Best Management Practices, as well as other
requirements of the State of Florida. PURCHASER shall have up to thirty (30) days
after the expiration of this Contract, but no more than forty-five (45) days, after the
completion of all logging (whichever date is earlier) to bring the tract into full
compliance with all the terms of this Contract, including the completion of necessary
BMP work. OWNER may, at its discretion, extend this period of time due to
excessive wet-weather conditions. Damages arising out of the failure to exercise
BMP's shall be limited to the expenses incurred by any party which carries out
remedial measures reasonably required to bring the site in question into compliance
with the applicable BMP's as set out above.
b) Come Clean, Leave Clean - Non-native, invasive plant infestations are found
throughout the United States. PURCHASER may unknowingly import noxious plant
material from outside areas or take plant material off the OWNER’s property and
infest other locales. All road materials and equipment used on the OWNER’s
property, including road maintenance equipment, timber harvest equipment, site
preparation equipment, ATVs or trucks, must be free of invasive plant material before
entering District lands. OWNER’s PROJECT MANAGERs are required to inspect
each piece of equipment before or during operations on the OWNER’s property. If
PURCHASER is to perform work within 30 yards of a non-native, invasive-plant
infestation, the OWNER’s representative is required to inspect the equipment before
it leaves the OWNER’s property. The District will designate cleaning areas on each
tract for PURCHASER to clean their equipment, if necessary; the OWNER is
responsible for monitoring the cleaning areas for new infestations.
c) Ecological Issues OWNER has no knowledge of the presence of threatened,
endangered and protected species on the area on which the Timber is located or
over which PURCHASER must transport the Timber, or OWNER has indicated to
PURCHASER the presence and location of said species to the best of OWNER’s
knowledge as shown on the “Project Map”. OWNER does not warrant that such
threatened, endangered or protected species are not present, and PURCHASER is
advised that nothing in this Contract relieves PURCHASER of its responsibility to act
within the law should the presence of such threatened, endangered, or protected
species become known to PURCHASER or to any other party who advises
PURCHASER of the presence of such species. (“…to the knowledge of OWNER…”
shall only include to the knowledge of Steve Carpenter or a specified DISTRICT
PROJECT MANAGER). PURCHASER AND PURCHASER’s LOGGER shall use
caution and shall avoid running over gopher tortoises or gopher tortoise burrows
encountered on the tract or as shown on the map. OWNER may flag out areas with
rare species and remove the area(s) from the sale area if these species are found
during harvest operations.
d) Equipment Fluids PURCHASER must follow all local, state and federal regulations
as they relate to fluids, chemicals, oils, lubrications, their containers, and other
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equipment wastes; wash and service equipment away from any area that may create
a water quality hazard following Florida Silviculture BMPs; clean up and contain fuel
and oil spills immediately; comply with state and federal regulations when reporting
spills (discharges); and report any fuel, oil, chemical or hazardous waste discharge
to the DISTRICT PROJECT MANAGER immediately. Discharges must be reported
by the PURCHASER in less than 24 hours to the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) State Warning Point (800-320-0519). If the
discharge threatens or enters waters of the State, the PURCHASER must notify the
National Response Center (800-424-8802) within 1 hour of the discharge. Within 7
days the PURCHASER must submit the required Discharge Report Form to DEP
Bureau of Emergency Response. Under Florida Law and Federal Law PURCHASER
may be subject to penalties because of a discharge itself and if the PURCHASER
fails to report the discharge. PURCHASER will be responsible for all requirements
and costs associated with the cleanup of discharged pollutants or other hazardous
chemicals.
e) Recreation Concerns PURCHASER hereby acknowledges and understands that
public recreation may occur during the harvest, and public safety will take
precedence over all harvest operations. PURCHASER will maintain and secure
equipment when not operating. During operations, PURCHASER will maintain a safe
distance from the general public at all times. Harvest equipment, vehicles, and
personnel will not damage or unnecessary block access to roads, trails, or District
facilities. Lands titled to the District are managed under a multiple-use policy that
emphasizes water resource protection, maintenance, and restoration of the land’s
natural state and condition, and provisions for public access and recreation within
those lands. District lands will remain open to the general public during operations
unless otherwise indicated by the District in writing.
12. SCRUTINIZED COMPANY – Section 287.135. Florida Statutes, states “A company is
ineligible to, and may not, bid on, submit a proposal for, or enter into a contract with an
agency or local governmental entity for goods or services of:
(a) Any amount if, at the time of bidding on, submitting a proposal for, or entering into a
contract, the company is on the Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel List, created
pursuant to s. 215.4725, or is engaged in a boycott of Israel, or
(b) One Million dollars or more if, at the time of bidding on, submitting a proposal for, or
entering into or renewing such contract, the company:
(i) Is on the Scrutinized Companies with Activities in Sudan List or the Scrutinized
Companies with Activities in the Iran Petroleum Energy Sector List, created
pursuant to s. 215.473, or
(ii) Is engaged in business operations in Cuba or Syria.”
13. INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS - If awarded, the PURCHASER shall provide insurance
as follows:
(a) PURCHASER will purchase and maintain all insurance necessary to protect it
from claims under workers' compensation laws, disability benefit laws or other similar
employee benefit laws; from claims for damages because of bodily injury, occupational
sickness or disease, or death of its employees, including claims insured by usual
personal injury liability coverage; from claims for damages because of bodily injury,
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sickness or disease, or death of any person other than its employees including claims
insured by usual personal injury liability coverage; and from claims for injury to or
destruction of tangible property, including loss of use resulting therefrom - any or all of
which may arise out of or result from PURCHASER’S operations under this Contract,
whether those operations be by the PURCHASER or by any subcontractor or anyone
directly or indirectly employed by any of them or for whose acts any of them may be
legally liable.
(b) This insurance shall be written for not less than any limits of liability specified in
this Contract or required by law, whichever is greater and shall include contractual
liability insurance. The limits of liability for insurance shall be as follows:
(i) For workers’ compensation insurance, the limits shall be as required by law;
(ii) For motor vehicular liability insurance, the limits shall be for not less than
$500,000 combined single limit;
(iii) For general liability insurance, the limits shall be a minimum of $1,000,000 per
occurrence and $1,000,000 general aggregate.
(c) Before starting the work, PURCHASER will file with the District certificate(s) of
insurance, acceptable to the District, providing evidence that PURCHASER has in full
force and effect the insurance required herein with insurers authorized to do business in
the State of Florida. These certificate(s) shall contain a provision(s) that provide, without
limitation, the following:
(i) Name the District as a named or additional insured without waiving any defense
of sovereign immunity or increasing the limits of the District’s liability in excess of the
statutory cap provided under Section 768.28, Florida Statutes.
(ii) The coverage afforded under the policies will not be canceled or materially
changed until at least 30 days prior written notice has been given to the District.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
HARVEST PLAN - This sale is a PURCHASER select unmarked thinning of planted pines
within the sale boundary. The sale consists of 239 acres of planted slash pine and
scattered hardwood. The purchaser will conduct a fourth-row logger select thinning leaving
30-50 square feet of Basal Area per acre of the largest, best-formed trees in the residual
stand. The DISTRICT PROJECT MANAGER will routinely make assessments of the
timber harvest to ensure the objectives are being met.
If trees are in the way of logging access, they must be cut off at ground level and removed
into the stand. If overhanging tree limbs restrict hauling, they may be pruned as instructed
by the DISTRICT PROJECT MANAGER. PURCHASER will return the roads to their pre-
harvest condition or better upon completion of harvest at PURCHASER’S expense. This
may require grading and filling holes with clean fill or limerock. All planned work must be
approved by the District.
The District reserves the right to stop harvesting if the logging crew does not comply with
harvest plans as interpreted by the DISTRICT PROJECT MANAGER. Failure to follow the
Harvest Plan may result in the removal of logging crew by the District.
1. STUMPAGE PRICES - Contract will include the stumpage prices and timber specifications
supplied by the buyer on the Bid Form for purposes of compensation.
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