12 Mar NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO EVALUATE THE FISH POPULATIONS WITHIN THE BOQUERÓN WILDLIFE REFUGE BASIN
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO EVALUATE THE FISH POPULATIONS WITHIN THE BOQUERÓN WILDLIFE REFUGE BASIN
Introduction: the Boquerón Wildlife Refuge (BWR) is home to many unique species of wildlife. The BWR is was part of the 2,000-acre of Boquerón State Forest, managed by the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER). Located at the southwestern corner of Puerto Rico Island, the BWR was created in the 1960’s to compensate for the loss of natural open water areas that provided habitat to native and migratory waterfowl, and now serves the purpose of restoration, conservation, and enhancement of waterfowl and fishery resources. It is a 460-acre man-made water impoundment that discharges into the Rincón Lagoon bay, through a series of drainage canals and floodgates.
Justification: The BWR is used by amateur and recreational fishermen throughout the year. The most frequented areas for fishing are the canals and wooden platforms. Fishing is a core component within the natural resources of the BWR. Therefore, it is important to study the fish condition and the type of habitat they use.
Approach: planning and design monthly monitoring (within a year) of the native and migratory fish population within the BWR basin to estimate species composition, abundance, and habitat preferences with emphasize on tarpon and snook individuals. For the purposes of this project a mark recapture technique should be used. Environmental variables, such as salinity (ppt), dissolved oxygen (mg/1), and water levels should be monitored in-situ.
Reports: Write quarterly reports and one annual report, including project progress
and management recommendation.
Material: The contractor must include the acquisition of Pit Tags and accessories for
incision, as well as other field materials necessary to comply with the project requirements.
IV. Contractor Expectations
The contractor will be responsible to coordinate the scope of work with the refuge manager and stakeholders.
Complete the tasks associated with the project within a period of twelve months.
Insurance: The contractor must formalize public liability insurance with a first endorsement in favor of DNER and a second endorsement in favor of the Government of Puerto Rico, which must be delivered to the DNER before the contract is granted. The contractor will be responsible, also, for any damage related to the rendering of its services, and will keep it free of risks and relieves the DNER of responsibility for damage to equipment, persons, employees or their representatives, resulting from the execution of the services covered in the contract.
Format and Required Content of the proposal: the proposer must submit a
proposal that includes at least the following elements:
Cover letter detailing the field experience in scientific methods.
The contractor must provide evidence of all authorizations (i.e. licenses and
certifications) to operate its business in Puerto Rico.
The proposal must be written on a computer, with a font size 12, Times New
Roman and 1.5 spaced.
VI. Other requirements:
Proponents must comply with all contracting requirements with the
Government of Puerto Rico, in accordance with current and applicable
The proponents that were selected are committed to comply with the
provisions of Act No. 84 of June 18, 2002, through which it is established
the Code of Ethics for Contractors, Suppliers and Incentive Applicants
Economics of the Government Agencies of Puerto Rico.
VII. Evaluation Criteria for Proposals:
Ability to perform the required works, a
comprehensive work plan, including detailed itinerary.
Regarding compliance with state regulations (license or certifications to practice your profession in Puerto Rico) and applicable federal detailed content
Offer Amount proposed
VIII. Important dates:
2 June, 2020
Proposal request announcement
16 June, 2020
Period of Questions and Answers
23 June, 2020
Final Date, Delivery of Proposals
IX. Delivery and Shipping Requirements:
Proposals will not be accepted after the established delivery date (23 June,
2020). As soon as possible, please notify the intention to participate by writing an email addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The proposal in original may be delivered to: Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales P. O. Box 366147 San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936. Also proposals will be accepted through mail electronic sent to: email@example.com