Nw Hack Squirt Herbicide Sgl 086
|Agency:||State Government of Pennsylvania|
|Level of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Sep 15, 2020|
|Due Date:||Oct 19, 2020|
REQUEST FOR BIDS
SGL086 CROP TREE 2020 STEM INJECTION HERBICIDE PROJECT
STATE GAME LAND # 086
Prospective Service Contractors:
The Northwest Region of the Pennsylvania Game Commission is soliciting bids for the stem
injection (Hack & Squirt) of all 20,678 stems marked with red paint ranging from ½ inch to 12
inches DBH on 221 acres on SGL 086, Warren County, Brokenstraw and Deerfield Townships.
The location of the project area is defined on the attached map. Specifications are detailed
in the Supplement Pages.
Bids are to be submitted electronically through the Commonwealth’s “PA Supplier Portal”
system by 2:00 PM, Monday, October 19, 2020. If you have not registered as a vendor
with the state, you must do this first at www.pasupplierportal.state.pa.us before submitting
an electronic bid. Any questions regarding this may be directed to PGC Contracts and
Procurement at 717-787-6594.
This bid should include the unit price per acre. The bid will be awarded on a lump sum
total of the entire project. The work may begin on or after the date of contract signing
and approval and the work must be completed by June 19, 2021. No extension of time
will be awarded.
The PGC will provide a tour of the site. The tour is planned for 9:00 AM, October 06,
2020. The tour will begin at 9am and all project locations will be available for review.
Tour meeting location and directions can be found in the general specification document.
questions concerning the site characteristics of these projects should be directed to Field
Forester Shane Brenneman, 814-758-0136.
The attached Bid Prospectus provides all necessary specifications, instructions, contact
information, map, etc.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Office: 814-432-3187 Ext.11181
Cell Phone: 814-516-5892
PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION
STEM INJECTION CONTRACT
(HACK & SQUIRT)
I. SCOPE OF WORK:
The Pennsylvania Game Commission, Forestry Division, requires a stem injection
(Hack & Squirt) of all 20,678 stems marked with red paint ranging from ½ inch
to 12 inches DBH on 221 acres on SGL 086, Brokenstraw and Deerfield
Townships, Warren County. Services shall include, but are not limited to, the
furnishing of all materials, labor, equipment and herbicide, tools, superintendence,
miscellaneous items, and performing all work necessary to complete the project to
the satisfaction of and subject to the approval of the Commission.
A. Questions regarding any technical aspects of this bid should be directed to
Regional Forester Scott Wolbert, at telephone no. (814) 432-3187 Ext. 11181.
Questions specific to the bidding process should be directed to the PGC
Purchasing and Procurement Division at telephone no. 717/787-6594.
II. CONTRACT TASKS:
A. Project Location and Description: Area is comprised of four separate wooded
blocks totaling approximately 221 acres on State Game Lands 086 located off
Rocky Ridge Road north of Davey Hill Road as shown on the location map.
1. Approximately 221 acres on State Game Lands 086 will require the hand stem
injection of interfering woody vegetation under this contract.
2. Blocks follow:
3. An application rate of 50% Triclopyr between November 16, 2020 -March 15,
2021/ May 18, 2021- June 19, 2021.
III. SITE INSPECTION AND ASSISTANCE:
An optional site inspection tour of the project site is scheduled for October 06, 2020
at 9 am. The meeting location is at the SGL parking area and gate on Rocky Ridge
Road, approximately 0.3 miles north of the intersection with Davey Hill Road, as
shown on the location map. The site inspection will provide prospective bidders the
opportunity to view the site and evaluate conditions specific to the project, including
vegetation for control, topography, site challenges (rock, downed logs, etc.)
IV. CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS:
• All 20,678 stems marked with red paint ranging from ½ inch to 12 inches
DBH on 211 acres must be treated. Treatment dates are from November 16,
2020- March 15, 2021 and May 18, 2021- June 19, 2021. No treatment should
be done during active sap flow.
• Each treated stem shall receive one hatchet strike per diameter inch with
approximately 1 ml. of a 50% Triclopyr to water mixture applied.
• An 80% kill rate is necessary before funds shall be released at the conclusion of
• The Operator shall exercise care and caution in all operations to prevent damage
to all trees not specified for treatment.
• Damage to trails, roads, streams, or utility rights-of-way caused by the
Operator’s equipment must be repaired by the Operator at their
• Any trash resulting from the Operator’s operations must be removed from
the area and properly disposed.
• The Operator shall not block any roads or trails in the area during performance of
this contract. The Operator shall not in any way hinder the progress of any Timber
Sale Contracts in these areas.
• All labor, equipment, tools, etc., needed to complete contracted
projects are to be provided by the Operator.
• Timber Damages – when in the opinion of Field Contract Coordinator, damage to
the residual stand becomes excessive, the Operator shall pay the Commission a
fair base current value determined by the Field Contract Coordinator per unit of
volume. If this value for damage due to Operator’s carelessness or negligence is
less than $25.00 per tree, then a minimum charge of $25.00 per tree will be made
whether the tree is commercial, non-commercial, merchantable, or non-
• No woods operation will be permitted on the following days:
1. All Saturdays in the months of October, November, December, and January.
2. The opening day and all Saturdays during spring turkey season, including the youth spring
3. All the days of the general statewide bear season
4. The entire 2 weeks of the general firearms deer season
5. The opening day of the flintlock muzzleloader season
• The contractor, employees, and sub-contractors may not hunt to, from, or at the job site when
the work location is beyond a gated road that is closed to public traffic. The contractor may
travel to and from the work location on no-work days to check on the condition of equipment.
• Except on Sundays, it is unlawful to be present on State Game Lands from November
15 through December 15 inclusive when not engaged in lawful hunting or trapping and
fail to wear a minimum of 250 square inches of daylight fluorescent-orange material on
the head, chest, and back combined, or in lieu thereof, a hat of the same colored
material. The material shall be worn so it is visible in a 360-degree arc.
V. OBLIGATIONS OF THE OPERATOR
A. GENERAL – The operator is obligated to furnish equipment, materials, support
equipment and personnel necessary to produce an herbicide application in accordance
with the specification herein, the Purchase Order(s) Specifications, and the Purchase
Order(s). Other sections in these Purchase Order(s) Specifications give more specific
information on the equipment and personnel required. The Operator maintains
responsibility for an entire project even if another organization is providing part of the
equipment and personnel.
B. PESTICIDE APPLICATION BUSINESS LICENSE – The Operator must show proof of a
valid Pesticide Application Business License issued by the Pennsylvania Commission
of Agriculture (PADA).
C. MATERIALS – The Operator is responsible for the purchase of the herbicide and any
adjuvant used in this project. Specific details on herbicides and adjuvant are given in
VI. RECALL TREATMENT:
Recall treatment resulting from misses and faulty application will be at the
contractor’s expense. The contractor will be required to treat, without any additional
compensation, areas not treated due to skips, faulty application or equipment
limitations that were not immediately readily apparent after initial application. The
PGC representative will make this decision to the contractor with the exact locations
and time frames that these areas must be treated. Thereafter, the contractor will be
required to complete the retreatment by the date specified in the PGC
representatives’ letter. These areas must be retreated as per the original
VII. FAILURE TO PERFORM:
The operator will be required to treat all acreage specified in the contract within the
service delivery dates.
TREATMENT AREA – Operator personnel are expected to know the location of
TREATMENT QUALITY – Operator personnel are expected to know the
technical requirements and application standards. Failure to apply treatment
properly will result in recall treatment as listen in Item VI above. Failure to
perform recall treatments or subsequent failure to adhere to application
specifications may result in Performance Surety forfeiture and the Contractor
being declared ineligible for future contract awards.
VIII. INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS:
A. The contractor will provide Workmen’s Compensation insurance sufficient to cover
all the employees of contractor working to fulfill this contract.
B. Comprehensive General Liability Insurance, including bodily injury and property
damage insurance, to protect the Commonwealth and the contractor from claims arising
out of the performance of the contract. The amount of bodily injury insurance shall not
be less than
$300,000.00 for injury to or death of persons per occurrence. The amount of Property
Damage Insurance shall not be less than $300,000.00 per occurrence.
Such policies shall name the Commonwealth as an additional insured. Prior to the
commencement of work under this contract, the contractor must provide the
Commonwealth with current Certificates of Insurance. These Certificates shall contain a
provision that coverages afforded under the policy shall not be canceled or changed until
at least thirty (30) days prior written notice has been given to the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth shall be under no obligation to obtain such certificates from
the Operator(s). Failure by the Commonwealth to obtain the certificates shall not
be deemed a waiver of the Operator’s obligation to obtain and furnish certificates.
The Commonwealth shall have the right to inspect the original insurance policies.
IX. HOLD HARMLESS:
A. The contractor shall be responsible for and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the
Commonwealth from and against damages to property or injuries (including death) to
any persons and other losses, damages, expenses, claims, demands, suits, and actions
by any party against the Commonwealth in connection with the work performed by the
A. RECEIVING AND OPENING BIDS - The bid shall be awarded on a lump sum
total of the entire project. Bids must be submitted via the PA Supplier Portal,
to be found at www.pasupplierportal.state.pa.us Faxed bids and mailed bids
will NOT be accepted.
Bids will be publicly opened on October 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM., at the
Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA
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