Deadline Extended: RFP for Broom Removal Field and Specialist Crews at Mount Baldy Wilderness Preserve

WCA has extended the deadline for the RFP for broom removal services at WCA’s Mount Baldy Wilderness Park until July 7, 2022, 5 pm. Respondents may apply for either or both of the following designated roles:

Field Crew. The selected Field Crew Respondent(s) will conduct the bulk of the field work and will have expertise with youth development, education, and/or job training.

Specialist Crew. The selected Specialist Crew Respondent(s) will have expertise with invasive species removal. Specialist crew will provide training and oversight of field crews to eradicate broom from upstream areas of the preserve, and oversee monitoring and mapping. 

Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for broom removal services at WCA’s Mount Baldy Wilderness Park on May 12, 2022.  WCA has amended the submittal deadline to the date below. 

NEW Submittal Deadline:             Thursday, July 7, 2022 5:00 PM

Proposals are required to be submitted electronically to: [email protected], cc:  [email protected], subject line: MBWP Fire RFP Submittal. Hard copy proposals will NOT be accepted.

The selected Field Crew(s) and Specialist Crew(s) will work in close collaboration with WCA Project Manager to schedule two to three work periods each year, as needed. Broom removal, mapping, and monitoring will occur over three years, or until expiration of funding.

Broom removal methods must balance the desire to extirpate seed producing plants from within the preserve boundaries, with control of erosion on steep slopes, and protection of wildlife resources. Broom removal is expected to follow the Invasive Species Management Plan (ISPMP) for Mount Baldy Wilderness Preserve prepared by Inland Empire Resource Conservation District. An Integrated Pest Management approach that prioritizes non-chemical means of invasive species removal is preferred. [1]

Interested entities may view the RFP here

All questions should be directed via email to  [email protected].

WCA recommends that potential proposers inform [email protected] of their intention or interest in responding to this RFP. Such notification will allow for any supplemental information regarding this solicitation to be provided, including addenda and responses to questions.

[1] Cal-IPC 2020. Best Management Practices for Non-Chemical Weed Control. Report to California Department of Pesticide Regulation under grant number 18-PML-G002. 291 pp.