Special Procurement Contract Awarded for Forest Restoration: Appeals Due September 25th
Approval of a Special Procurement
First date of publication: September 19th, 2019
A request for approval of a Special Procurement was presented to and approved by the City Council, acting as the Local Contract Review Board, on September 17th, 2019
This Special Procurement is a “Contract- specific Special Procurement”. The proposed contracting procedure is direct award to Lomakatsi Restoration Project for site specific forestry work as part of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Focused Implementation Project. Lomakatsi has unique experience as a partner developing this project, adding funding and capacity, and has completed over 7000 acres of similar work on this and related projects, in like conditions, and at or below expected costs.
It has been determined based on written findings that the Special Procurement will be unlikely to encourage favoritism in the awarding of public contracts or to substantially diminish competition for public contracts, and result in substantial cost savings or substantially promote the public interest in a manner that could not be realized by complying with the requirements that are applicable in ORS 279B.055, 279B.060, 279B.065, or 279B.070.
An affected person may protest the request for approval of a Special Procurement in accordance with ORS 279B.400 and OAR 137-047-0300. A written protest shall be delivered to the following address: City of Ashland, Chris Chambers, Wildfire Division Chief, 455 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520. The seven (7) day protest period will expire at 5:00pm on September 25th, 2019.
This public notice is being published on the City’s Internet World Wide Web site at least seven days prior to the award of a public contract resulting from this request for approval of a Special Procurement.