Notice of Amendment for “Request for Proposal: Tree Planting and Invasive Plant Management Services for Riparian Forest Buffer Projects in Rockbridge, Bath, and Alleghany, VA”

Date of Amendment Release: 9/21/2022

A revised JRSP Contractor RFP PDF has been released that is calling for proposals with qualifications and activity rates for contractors instead of full project bids. This change was made to ensure that estimates are as accurate as possible for both parties.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: TREE PLANTING AND INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR RIPARIAN FOREST BUFFER PROJECTS IN ROCKBRIDGE, BATH, AND ALLEGHANY, VA

The James River Association (JRA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, received a federal grant, administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, to provide maintenance on previously installed riparian buffers. Maintenance activities may include tree planting, tree shelter maintenance, and invasive species management. We will accept proposals for just invasive species management and tree shelter maintenance, just replanting, or both.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The James River Stewardship Program, a program under the Upper & Middle James Riparian Consortium (Consortium) is seeking proposals to complete riparian buffer maintenance and tree planting at 25 riparian buffer sites located throughout Rockbridge, Bath, and Alleghany Counties, Virginia. Please see PDF for details regarding the project scope and proposal submission. Schedule The schedule, which is subject to change, to be undertaken by JRA is as follows:

September 12, 2022 Released RFP and sent to prospective contractors.
● September 21, 2022 Released RFP Amendment
October 21, 2022 Proposal Deadline, must be submitted by 5pm.
October 24-28, 2022 JRSP selection committee reviews proposals.
October 31-November 4, 2022 If necessary, JRA will schedule contractor interviews.
November 9, 2022 Notice of Intent to Award will be sent to all applicants.
Mid November – Mid December 2022 Site visits, Estimates, and Agreement Development
November 2022 – February 2023 Invasive Species Management and Tree Shelter Maintenance
March – April 2023 Tree Planting

For More Information or Questions: Please direct questions about this RFP to Melissa O’Neill, the James River Association’s Program Administration Coordinator, at moneill@thejamesriver.org or 804-215-6135 x112, or Amber Ellis, the James River Association’s Restoration Director, at aellis@thejamesriver.org or 804-215-6137.