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is soliciting bids for aerial flying services to perform daily flyovers of the Platte River around sunrise from October 9 to November 15, 2020. Flights are being made for the purposes of observing roosting whooping cranes and sandhill cranes and will last approximately 2 hours. Aircraft must accommodate 1-2 biologist observers in addition to the pilot.
One flight will leave from Grand Island each morning, one flight will leave from Kearney. Interested contractors must bid on each leg separately.
Restoration of one mile of riverine habitat on the Program’s Clark Island Complex along the main channel of the Platte River. Activities will include clearing and grubbing of 49 acres of riverine forest, clearing and grubbing 16.5 of trees around old homesite, burning and burying all tree piles, and removal of a metal building, concrete pad and wooden duck/ goose hunting blind.
The Platte River Recovery Implementation Program is soliciting bids from prospective contractors for excavation and placement of 49,300 CY of sand and gravel from a floodplain terrace into a river channel near Lexington, NE for the purpose of habitat improvement.
Quotes accepted until August 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm CT. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on site July 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm CT.
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The contractor will be responsible for constructing a small earthen berm and three small ag crossings using approximately 875 cubic yards of material. The contractor will be responsible for seeding the finished project. The contractor may use any machinery necessary to complete the project.
This scope of work set forth in this RFP includes four summer Program area aerial photography flights with a partial bathymetric LiDAR coverage and four fall/winter bathymetric LiDAR and Aerial photography flights that cover the entire 90-mile reach.
2020-2022 Chemical Application RFP
The project is to relocate an approximately 8’ x 32’ wooden crane viewing blind from the present location approximately 5-6 feet north away from the riverbank as Option 1 and a second as Option 2 will be to relocate the blind from present location 0.5-mile east. Depending on the costs associated with Options 1 and 2, Option 3 will be to dismantle and take all material to appropriate landfill.
This project includes clearing & grubbing of 4.5 acres of trees along the Platte River. Additionally, the entrance to the property was damaged by the flood and requires relocation of deposited sand back to the site entrance, filling a washout and regrading a short section of the road.
This project includes consolidation of tree piles from an older tree clearing project. Once piles are consolidated, piles will be burned and buried.
This request for quotes includes clearing a property boundary of trees to make way for a new fence. Total clear & grub is not acceptable for tree removal - trees must be cut at ground level. Fence construction is not part of this request for quotes.
Activities in this project include demolition of a home site and farm buildings, removal and stockpile of concrete, and disposal or recycling of all demolished building materials. Contractor will also perform final cleanup and grading/restoration of the site such that it can be reseeded. Seeding is not a part of this invitation for bid.
Excavation and spoil of 30,905 CY of material necessary to create wetland swales. Material will be excavated to create swales with a depth of approximately 2 – 5 FT below existing grade. Swales and other areas will be seeded. Project location is near Elm Creek, Nebraska.
Excavation and augmentation of 41,900 CY of sand and gravel from a floodplain terrace into the south channel of the Platte River. Material will be excavated from an abandoned floodplain terrace and spoiled into the adjacent active channel for the purpose of sediment augmentation for habitat improvements. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on-site at 1:00PM on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
The Platte River Recovery Implementation Program is soliciting quotes from prospective businesses to provide daily pilot and aircraft services during the 2019 fall whooping crane season. Details on the aircraft and schedule requirements are located in the Request for Quote. Separate RFQ are posted for each of two flight legs, east and west, and contractors can submit quotes for one or both. This RFQ is for the EAST leg.