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C.O. national forests offer biz opportunities

Published On: Apr 15 2014 10:44:20 PM CDT

The Fremont-Winema, Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests are now soliciting new contractors for Central Oregon Restoration Program Blanket Purchase Agreements on the Federal Business Opportunities Website at https://www.fbo.gov/.

Currently, contractors can apply for four activities within the CORP BPA until April 30, 2014. These activities include pre-commercial thinning, handpiling, grapple piling and mastication. The CORP was developed to create a pool of contractors, primarily from Oregon, that can provide a broad range of natural resource restoration treatment in Central Oregon.

For potential local contractors to be selected they must meet selection criteria responses and have also submitted good relevant past performance documentation in their federal profile through System of Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov.

BPAs are used by U.S. Forest Service Contracting Officers to fill anticipated reoccurring needs for supplies, services and construction from approved vendors. They are reviewed annually to ensure they meet the needs of the government and changing market conditions.

When projects over $2,500 go out for bid, contractors can be solicited nationally or through the CORP, which only goes out to the vendors on those lists. The CORP is used for all projects that fit the criteria, including five-year term service work and ten-year stewardship contracts.

For assistance in registering and other Government Acquisition process related aid, interested contractors may contact:

  • Mark LaCroix, Procurement Counselor with Oregon Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP), at 541-404-6155 or mlacroix@gcap.org.
  • Katie Kargol, Project Coordinator with Lake County Resource Initiative (LCRI), at 541-947-5461 or katie.kargol@lcri.org. LCRI is located at 100 North D Street, Suite 202, Lakeview, OR 97630.
  • Small Business Administration Representative through Klamath Community College‚Äôs Oregon Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at 541-880-2278.

Local businesses are reminded to periodically check FedBizOpps to see what other Federal Government contracting opportunities are being publicized.

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