Tree Pruning and/or Removal Services

Agency: City of Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Type of Government: State & Local
  • F - Natural Resources and Conservation Services
Posted Date: Jan 17, 2018
Due Date: Feb 16, 2018
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Tree Pruning and/or Removal Services
Bid Number: '18/23/P
Status: Open
Close Date: 2/16/2018 2:00 PM
Project Manager:
Frances Ortega
(505) 955-2102
Proposal Submission Information:
See Bid/RFP documents for additional submission details.
City of Santa Fe Purchasing Office 2651 Siringo Road Building H. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

The Contractor shall provide the following services for the City of Santa Fe and must be a certified Arborist. This contract shall be for one (1) with option to renew for an additional a 3 years:

A. Furnish tree pruning and removal services conforming to the American National Standards Institute ANSI A300-(Parts 1-10) and Standard Z-133.1-2006 as currently amended

B. To provide all necessary transportation, supervision, labor, licenses, tools, equipment, services and expertise that apply to pruning and removal of evergreen and deciduous species as directed. It is required of the contractor to provide the necessary equipment and crews to complete the work within the specified period.

C. Unless specifically directed all pruning shall address structural issues above aesthetics, within long-term health of the plant as the primary objective.

D. If necessary to precut branches that are too heavy to handle to prevent splitting or peeling the bark. Where necessary to prevent tree or property damage, branches shall be lower to the ground by proper ropes and equipment.

E. On trees known to be diseased, tools are to be disinfected with methyl alcohol at 70% (denatured wood alcohol diluted appropriately with water) or bleach solution after each cut and between tree where there is known to be a danger of transmitting the disease on tools.

F. Equipment that will damage the bark and cambium layer should not be used on or in the tree. For example, the use of climbing spurs is not an acceptable work practice for tree pruning operations on live trees.

G. Unless otherwise instructed the contactor shall clean up the site and remove and dispose of all debris at the end of each day¡¯s operation. Site cleanup shall include removed if sawdust, small twigs, chips, leaves, trunks and limbs from the street and parkway with appropriate tools for the job. Stumps shall not be left higher than three (3) inches above ground level. Aside from the stump left, the site shall be returned to the same state it existed in prior to the removal. Disposal of all logs, limbs, chips and debris generated by work described within this contract will be the responsibility of the contractor unless there arrangements have been determined to be in the City¡¯s best interest.

H. The Contractor shall take all necessary precautions to eliminate damage to adjacent trees and shrubs, lawns, or other real or personal property.

I, Removal /pruning operations may be conducted in areas where overhead electric, telephone, and cable television facilities exist. The Contractor shall coordinate all activities with the relevant utility. The Contractor shall make arrangement with the utility company for removal of all necessary limbs and branches which may conflict with or create a hazard in conducting the operations of this contract. The contractor shall be responsible for all claims for damage due to operations.

J. The contractor shall refrain from the practice of ¡°free falling¡± the tree. All trees shall be limbed out prior to the final cutting of the trunk. Lights, streets and other manmade structures shall always be protected from the impact of falling wood by use of the tree or limb ground supports. Ropes or other mechanical devises shall be used to lower all limbs of sufficient size that may cause damage to other trees or surroundings public or private property.

K. All work zones will be properly established, identified and maintained during any active tree operation.

L. All infectious diseased or parts of dead trees possibly harboring a vector of infectious diseases or pest shall be removed from the area and shall become the Contractor¡¯s responsibility to ensure destruction of the diseased or dead wood in accordance with the State statues and local ordinances.

M. The City shall have the responsibility of notifying the Santa Fe Police and Fire Departments of lane closures and receive all clearances, post proper signage and supply qualified persons to direct traffic. The Contractor shall be required to contact the appropriate State or County agency¡¯s when engaged in removal work on their right-of- ways.

Related Documents:
'18/23/P [1.1 MB]

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