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Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry/115310 -- Support Activities for Forestry Bighorn_Shoshone_Common_Stand_Exam_IDIQ The Shoshone National Forest and Bighorn National Forests are advertising for interested contractors to provide proposals on a multiple award IDIQ contract for a base with four, one year options. The purpose of this solicitation is to secure professional services for data collection activities on Shoshone and Bighorn National Forest Lands. Data collection activities include; common stand examinations (Quick, Extensive, or Intensive Plot Protocol), Brown's transects and lynx cover board surveys. In addition, work may consist of recording Field Verified (FV) stand information as outlined in the section "Attributing Vegetation Polygons" of the R2 Supplement to the FSVEG Spatial User Guide. The PC program ‘VEGCOV' is required for entering this data. The program and the VEGCOV User Guide will be provided by the Government. Stand exam data shall be collected as outlined in Chapter 4 of the Common Stand Exam User Guide and region specific appendices, unless modified by the contents of this contract. ( Lynx cover board survey instructions are included with the solicitation. The Contractor will be required to submit collected data electronically to the Government. Data programs are windows compatible programs. The shared ceiling price of this program is not to exceed $500,000.00 dollars over the five year period covered under the base with 4 one year options. Anticipate award in late July. Solicitation will be advertised as a total small business set-aside and posted by June 13, 2016. A telephone proposal meeting or conference is scheduled for June 29, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT. All questions must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Officer, Brenda Anderson, USDA Forest Service, 1019 N Fifth St, Custer SD 57730-8214 or by email to Questions must be received by: June 30, 2016 close of business. The use of bio-based products is anticipated in the performance of the contract. Information on Bio-based products can be found at: Contracting Office Address: 808 Meadow Lane Cody, Wyoming 82414-4516 United States Place of Performance: The work will be performed on the Shoshone National Forest covering five Ranger Districts in Wyoming ( and the Bighorn National Forest covering three Ranger Districts in Wyoming ( Cody, Wyoming United States Primary Point of Contact.: Brenda J Anderson, Contract Specialist Phone: 605-673-9323 Fax: 605-673-9286