Administration of Regional Invasive Species Management - Request for Proposals
DEC's Office of Invasive Species Coordination (OISC) is requesting proposals for a five-year contract to administer the Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM).
It is anticipated that each PRISM will have a paid coordinator under state contract. PRISM functions are further described in II: Scope of Work and XI: Proposal Narrative of this Request for Proposals (RFP). The Contractor will be required to deliver all items listed in IV: Deliverables and Schedule in accordance with the specified timeframes. The Proposer must possess a minimum of five (5) years of experience coordinating partners (at least three distinct entities including federal, state or local government and/or non-government organizations) engaged in cooperative delivery of landscape-level conservation activities of similar size, scope and complexity.
Written questions on proposals will be accepted through August 31, 2012 (11:00 AM EDT). Answers to questions will be provided to prospective proposers by September 11, 2012 (close of business). Proposal due date is October 5, 2012 (11:00 AM EDT).
At the time of release of these RFPs, four PRISMs (APIPP, SLELO, CRISP, LIISMA) are administered and coordinated by non-profit organizations under state contracts. Information on PRISMs can be found by clicking on the link for the New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse website in the right column.