Request for Proposals: Huddle Floodplain

The Black Swamp Conservancy (the “Conservancy”) is seeking proposals for a design-build wetland and riparian woods restoration project in northwest Ohio, funded by Ohio DNR with H2Ohio funds.  The project is a whole field restoration of 35 acres of agricultural fields along the Maumee River at the Conservancy’s newly acquired Huddle Floodplain property near North Turkeyfoot Wildlife Area, in Henry County, Ohio.

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that will result in maximum nutrient reduction in the affected waterways and will restore quality fish and wildlife habitat.

The selected contractors or team of contractors (collectively “Contractors”) shall furnish all necessary drawings, plans, permits (local, state and federal), labor, facilities, materials, equipment, and construction oversight services to complete the Project scope of services as described and defined in the attached Request for Proposals, including Exhibits A through H (collectively “RFP”).

The Contractors must be able to demonstrate the successful completion of at least 4 wetland or stream restoration projects, preferably but not mandatorily within the Western Lake Erie Basin, to be eligible to submit proposals.

Submissions, including submissions that are mailed or shipped to the P.O. Box listed below, must be received no later than 4:00 pm, September 1, 2021.  Proposals received after this date will not be accepted.  The Conservancy expects to award the contract by late September 2021.  Work will commence after successful execution of contract for design-build services between the Contractor and the Conservancy.

Questions about the RFP or Project must be emailed (no phone calls) and received by August 26, 2021. The Conservancy will distribute all questions received and its responses to those questions twice during the RFP open period, on August 13 and August 27. These communications will be sent via email to all firms that have expressed an interest in the project.

All firms interested in submitting a proposal and being included on the question and response distribution list should notify Melanie Coulter by email at mcoulter@blackswamp.org.

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