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Vegetation Maintenance – Invasive Plant Removal, Park Natural Areas

Number:

1220-040-2019-083

Title:

Vegetation Maintenance – Invasive Plant Removal, Park Natural Areas

Description:

Request for Quotations

SCOPE OF SERVICES

The Contractor shall provide everything needed to meet all the requirements of the contract including, without limitation any and all labour, materials, tools and equipment and transportation necessary to remove invasive plants such as English Ivy, blackberry, Scotch broom, hogweed etc. from park natural areas such as forests and meadows. The removal of plants will be done by hand using non-motorized or motorized hand tools.

The Services includes the manual removal of invasive plants such as pulling or digging out the entire plant. This is sometimes done in combination with using motorized hand tools such as brush-saws; chainsaws etc. to cut down taller plants first and then pulling the entire plant out of the ground including its roots.

The specialized removal of giant hogweed using special personal protective equipment and procedures approved by WorkSafeBC is part of this contract.

On each visit the Contractor is responsible for the removal and disposal of plant litter debris to be disposed of off-site in an acceptable manner. The City will provide dump sites for vegetation cuttings off-site.

The list of sites requiring work will be provided by the City and will vary in size, terrain, site conditions etc.

All Services must be performed to the complete satisfaction of the City.

Typical volume of work:

(a) The City anticipates that the volume of work within this contract will keep a crew of approximately 8 staff working full-time for approximately 11 months of the year;

(b) Depending on the available crew capacity, the contract may be divided between two or more contractors in order to complete work within the required timeframe.

The above is subject to variation based on City requirements.

RFQ document for download:
Vegetation Maintenance – Invasive Plant Removal, Park Natural Areas (.pdf)
Schedule B - Form of Quotation (.doc)

ADDENDA

If the City determines that an amendment is required to this RFQ, the City’s Representative will issue a written addendum by posting it on the BC Bid Website at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca (the “BC Bid Website”) and the City Website at www.surrey.ca (the “City Website”) that will form a part of this RFQ.  It is the responsibility of Contractor to check the BC Bid Website and the City Website for addenda.  The only way this RFQ may be added to, or amended in any way, is by a formal written addendum.  No other communication, whether written or oral, from any person will affect or modify the terms of this RFQ or may be relied upon by any Contractor.  By delivery of a Quotation, the Contractor is deemed to have received, accepted and understood the entire RFQ, including any and all addenda.

All inquiries related to this Request for Quotation ("RFQ") should be directed in writing to the contact person named below.

Closing Date:

Prefer to receive Quotations on or before February 20, 2020.

Contact:

Richard D. Oppelt
Manager, Procurement Services
Finance Department
Tel: (604) 590-7274
Email: purchasing@surrey.ca

Status:

Awarded.

Awarded to:

Diamond Head Consulting Inc.

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