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Special Procurement Notice for Forestry Services

Approval of a Special Procurement
First date of publication: October 18th, 2021
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 October 5th, 2021
This Special Procurement is a “Contract- specific Special Procurement”. The proposed contracting procedure is direct award to Grayback Forestry Inc. for site-specific forestry work as part of the Ashland Forest Resiliency All-lands Restoration project. Grayback has unique experience and qualifications shown by their unanimous selection during each of several City and AFR partner supported competitive bidding processes since 2012. Their experience and safety record working with the City and AFR project partners is unique and highly beneficial to the City’s goals and interests.
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 5:00 p.m. on October 25th, 2021.
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. 

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