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Onaqui Bench Bullhog

Agency: State Government of Utah
Level of Government: State & Local
  • 71 - Furniture
Opps ID: NBD14205546803918161
Posted Date: Dec 5, 2018
Due Date: Dec 13, 2018
Solicitation No: AS19081

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Event Title
Onaqui Bench Bullhog
Event Type
Invitation for Bid
Event Number
Stage Title
Payment Terms
Sealed Bid
Time Zone
MDT/MST - Mountain Standard Time (US/Mountain)
Event Open Date
12/5/2018 4:00 PM MDT
Event Close Date
12/13/2018 2:00 PM MDT
Sealed Bid Open Date
12/13/2018 2:00 PM MDT
Question Submission Close Date
12/11/2018 2:00 PM MDT
If you need more information on this event, please contact:
Issuing Procurement Unit State of Utah Division of Purchasing
Conducting Procurement Unit State of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources


Onaqui Bench Bullhog

Bid Openings: The bid opening for this solicitation will NOT take place in person. “Unofficial Results” will be posted to the solicitation in SciQuest after the solicitation has closed. The Unofficial Results DO NOT constitute an award for the bid. Unofficial Results are being uploaded online in order to promote fairness to all vendors, regardless of physical geographic location.

This Invitation for Bids "IFB" is issued in accordance with State of Utah Procurement Code and the Utah Administrative Code. If any provision of this IFB conflicts with the Utah Procurement Code or the Utah Administrative Code, then Utah Procurement Code and then Utah Administrative Code will take precedence.

Purpose of this Solicitation

The purpose of this IFB is to enter into a contract with the lowest responsive and responsible bidder to provide: wildland fire hazard reduction and wildlife habitat restoration by mechanically removing/shredding standing live juniper trees and saplings with a wheeled or tracked MECHANICAL MULCHING/SHREDDER (Bullhog). This task order includes the Contractor to furnish labor, equipment, supervision, transportation, operating supplies, and incidentals. Project area totals approximately 1,271 acres as identified on the attached sitemap. All acres have been previously treated so tree density is very low.

Closing date and time

The closing date and time for this sourcing event are 12/13/2018 02:00 PM Mountain Time. If your time is different from that shown, your profile may be set to a different time zone. Please see the attachment titled "Changing Your Time Zone" in the Buyer Attachments section for directions on how to update your profile. It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your response by the date and time indicated above.


Location and Description: Work under this Contract is located on the east side of the Onaqui Mountains approximately 6 miles northwest of the town of Vernon in Tooele County, Utah. The work location is shown on the general location and sitemaps. Elevation ranges from 5,500 feet to 6,100 feet. Slope ranges from 5% to 25%. All work will occur on Federal Land (BLM). Rocky areas are present but not consistent throughout the project area. Most trees within the project area are medium sized (10-12’ tall). All acres have been previously treated so tree density is very low. The contractor will be compensated for the actual treated acreage of the task order.

Acreage: Approximately 1,271 - dependent upon budget constraints.

Access to the site:The Onaqui East Bench project is located in Tooele County on the east side of the Onaqui Mountain range. Take Interstate 80 west from Salt Lake City, UT. Take exit 99 south (UT-36) towards Tooele. Continue south approximately 39 miles on UT-36. Turn west on a dirt road (Faust Canyon Road) ½ mile before reaching the turnoff to the Pony Express road. Continue west for about 2 miles into the project area. Access is by a combination of dirt surface roads and jeep trails. Four (4) wheel drive vehicles are recommended in and around the project area. It will be the contractor’s responsibility to get the equipment to the work site.


Work Limits: Only areas shown on the Project Map will be treated. The project areas are identified with a GPS unit. It will be the contractor’s responsibility to provide a GPS that is capable of loading project areas from a computer.

Government staff will identify unit boundaries for the work executed under the contract. The Contractor shall immediately upon entering the project area, begin work, locate control points, section corners, and bearing trees and take such action to prevent their destruction.

Mulching: This is a mastication contract. ALL standing live juniper trees and saplings will be shredded with a wheeled or tracked MECHANICAL MULCHING/SHREDDER (Bullhog) unless they meet the description of a leave tree. Leave trees are defined as bearing trees or trees with wildlife nests. Juniper cover, densities, and size are variable across the landscape. However, most trees within the project area are medium sized (10-12’ tall).

Mulch depth shall not exceed four inches (4”). If mulch exceeds four inches in depth the Contractor shall spread the mulch either mechanically or by hand. All surplus vegetation and slash shall be ground or cut, such that no woody piece is greater than 4 feet (4’) in length. No live limbs shall be left on the stump of any ground stem. Stumps shall be no taller than six inches (6”) as measured on the uphill side.


Equipment Requirements: At least two, mobile, tracked or wheeled, hydraulically or PTO driven, mechanical mulching/shredder (Bullhog) shall be furnished on a fully-operational basis, with a competent, fully-qualified operator, and shall be capable of mulching/shredding live trees up to twenty (24) inches in diameter at 6 inches above ground level measured on the uphill side.

Equipment shall be washed with a high-pressure system before entering and exiting project lands. All soil and plant parts shall be removed to prevent the spread of noxious weeds in and out of the project area.


No Government property shall be furnished on this project.

This contract will result in one purchase order contract award to the lowest cost responsive and responsible bidder.

Length of the Contract

Project performance time: 85 calendar days.

Performance window: December 20, 2018, through March 15, 2019

Issuing Procurement Unit, Conducting Procurement Unit, and Solicitation Number

The State of Utah Division of Purchasing is the issuing procurement unit and State of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is the conducting procurement unit for this IFB (referred to as “the State”). The reference number for this IFB is Solicitation #AS19081. This solicitation number must be referred to on all bids, correspondence, and documentation submitted to the State relating to this IFB.

Additional Information:


There will be no site visit.

It is strongly recommended that each potential bidder ensure that he/she has a complete understanding of the requirements of this project. Bidders are urged to inspect the site where services are to be performed and to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of contract performance, to the extent that the information is reasonably obtainable. In no event, shall failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after contract award.


Maps and/or shapefiles are attached in the Buyer Attachments Section of this solicitation. If bidder needs additional maps/files, please specify the type in the Q&A Section of this solicitation.

Under no circumstances shall the shape/KML files by considered part of the contractual document. They will be provided for informational purposes only. Any .pdf files provided in this bid document and the actual physical site location shall govern any contractual interpretation or dispute related to this project.

Bidders are prohibited from communications regarding this IFB with the conducting procurement unit staff, evaluation committee members, or other associated individuals EXCEPT for the State of Utah Division of Purchasing procurement officer overseeing this IFB.

Wherever in this IFB, an item is defined by using a trade name, brand name, or a manufacturer and/or model number, it is intended that the words, “or equivalent” apply; and invites the submission of equivalent products by the Bidders.

Bidders may be required to submit product samples to assist the chief procurement officer or head of a procurement unit with independent procurement authority in evaluating whether a procurement item meets the specifications and other requirements set forth in the invitation to bid. Product samples must be furnished free of charge unless otherwise stated in the invitation for bids, and if not destroyed by testing, will upon written request within any deadline stated in the invitation for bids, be returned at the bidder's expense. Samples must be labeled or otherwise identified as specified in the invitation for bids by the procurement unit.

Evaluation of Bids

Each bid received shall be evaluated for responsiveness in as outlined in the Utah Procurement Code. This IFB shall be evaluated by the objective criteria described in this IFB. Bids submitted must comply with the prerequisites and questions sections of this IFB. Any bid that does not comply with the prerequisite and questions sections will be deemed non-responsive and will be rejected.

Multiple or alternate bids will not be accepted, unless otherwise specifically required or allowed in the invitation for bids. If a bidder submits multiple or alternate bids that are not requested in this IFB, the chief procurement officer or head of a procurement unit with independent procurement authority will only accept the bidder's primary bid and will not accept any other bids constituting multiple or alternate bids.

Any exceptions to the content of this IFB, including the prerequisites, must be protested in writing to the Division of Purchasing prior to the closing date.

To be responsive and responsible Bidders must review and respond to the following sections of this IFB: Prerequisites, Buyer Attachments, Questions, and Items.

  • The Prerequisites Section contains the objective criteria that will be used to evaluate the bids, including the mandatory minimum requirements and general requirements that Bidders must certify that they have read, understand, and agree to in order to submit a bid.
  • The Buyer Attachments Section contains the required State of Utah Terms and Conditions of the IFB, which are non-negotiable, and other documents required for this IFB.
  • The Questions Section contains the questions that Bidders are required to answer in order to submit a bid.
  • The Items Section contains the detailed description of the procurement items being sought and allows the Bidders to provide their bids.

Bidders must review each section of this IFB carefully.

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