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Whooping Crane Survey Flights

Opportunity Type
Bid Invitation
Submission Deadline

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.

Clark Island Habitat Enhancement

ID number
P20-008
Opportunity Type
Bid Invitation
Submission Deadline

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.

P20-012: 2020 Sediment Augmentation Project

ID number
P20-012
Opportunity Type
Bid Invitation
Submission Deadline

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.

Click the link above to be directed to the project documents.

Cottonwood Ranch BSR Maintenance Work

ID number
P20-006
Opportunity Type
Bid Invitation
Submission Deadline

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.

2020-2023 Aerial Photography and LiDAR RFP

ID number
P20-005
Opportunity Type
RFP
Submission Deadline

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.

P19-005: Tract 2010004 Viewing Blind Relocation

ID number
P19-005
Opportunity Type
Bid Invitation
Submission Deadline

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.

Tract 2012002 Tree Clearing and Erosion Repair

ID number
P19-002
Opportunity Type
Bid Invitation
Submission Deadline

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.

Tract 2018001 Tree Clearing

ID number
P19-010
Opportunity Type
Bid Invitation
Submission Deadline

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.

Tract 2017001 Farm Site Demolition

ID number
P19-009
Opportunity Type
Bid Invitation
Submission Deadline

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.

Edlund Wetland Excavation Project

ID number
P19-004
Opportunity Type
Bid Invitation
Submission Deadline

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.

2019 Sediment Augmentation Project

ID number
P19-008
Opportunity Type
Bid Invitation
Submission Deadline

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.

Aircraft & Pilot Services for Whooping Crane Monitoring (East)

Opportunity Type
RFP
Submission Deadline

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.