Request for Proposals: Marie DeLarme Wetland

The Black Swamp Conservancy (the “Conservancy”) is seeking proposals for a wetland and riparian restoration project in northwest Ohio, funded by Ohio EPA with Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source funds. The project is a whole-field restoration of an 8-acre former hay field in the floodplain of Marie DeLarme Creek at the Conservancy’s Forrest Woods Nature Preserve in Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio.

The selected contractors or team of contractors (collectively “Contractors”) shall furnish all necessary drawings, plans, permits, 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 G (collectively “RFP”).

The Contractors must be able to demonstrate the successful completion of at least 4 wetland or riparian 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, November 11, 2022. Proposals received after this date will not be accepted. The Conservancy expects to award the contract in December 2022. 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 November 7, 2022. The Conservancy will distribute all questions received and its responses to those questions twice during the RFP open period, on October 28 and November 7. 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/or being included on the question and response distribution list should notify Melanie Coulter by email at [email protected]