Project Title: DCS-RM Tree Cutting Services
Project #: RIB-230-2019
Issued by: Multnomah County view agency website
Publish Date: 5/16/2019
Due Date: 5/30/2019 This opportunity has closed.

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MANDATORY/OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE No pre-bid conference will be available for this sourcing event. AWARDING The county may award to one or more suppliers based on the results which ever is in the counties best interest.   SPECIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS SELECTIVE TREE REMOVAL This work consists of removing hazardous trees that pose a threat to the public or are in the way for county maintenance of county owned roads.  Tree's for removal will be marked by the county for removal. MEASUREMENT DBH (Diameter at breast height), the diameter of a tree measured in inches at a height of 4.5 feet above grade.  When a fork in the trunk occurs at or above 4.5 feet, the dbh is the smallest diameter at 4.5 feet or below.  When the fork occurs below 4.5 feet or the tree splits into multiple stems at ground level, each stem is considered a separate tree trunk and is measured accordingly. PAYMENT The accepted quantities of Selective Tree Removal work performed under this section will be paid at the contract unit price, per unit of measurement, for the following items: Selective Tree Removal, DBH 12" and under - Each Selective Tree Removal, DBH 12" to 18" - Each Selective Tree Removal, DBH 18" to 24" - Each Selective Tree Removal, DBH 24" and above - Each Payment will be payment in full for furnishing all equipment, labor and incidentals necessary to complete the work as specified. No separate or additional payment will be made for brushing and cleanup required to access and complete the work as described. When the contract schedule of items does not indicate payment for work performed under this Section, no separate or additional payment will be made.  Payment will be included in payment made for the appropriate items under which this work is required. The pricing listed above may be negotiated for adjustment should conflicts with aerial utility lines be encountered and extraordinary measures are needed to mitigate the conflict with the utility. DISPOSAL OF MATTER All matter and debris accumulated from cutting and removal operations, including marketable trees, become the property of the contractor unless otherwise noted.  Disposal of this matter and debris by one or more of the following methods: Chipping - Woody matter may be disposed of by chipping and spreading the chips uniformly over selected areas along the roadway, as directed, in loose layers not more then 3 inches in any dimension Hauling - woody matter may be hauled away to proper approved disposal sites of the contractor's choosing.  Hauled material shall not be deposited on Multnomah County right of way except as stated in these specifications or otherwise directed by the Project Manager or designated representative. STUMP TREATMENT Stump treatment is to be applied to stumps with agreed upon chemical or herbicide treatment when required.  No chemical treatment shall take place within 6 hours of rain showers and within any lake, pond, wetland, roadside ditch, irrigation ditch, river, creek, or any waterway with flowing water. STUMP GRINDING Stump grinding may be required in certain situations as directed by the project manager or designated representative. MISCELLANEOUS Contractor shall make every effort to create and build goodwill and healthy public relations with adjacent land owners and the traveling public. Contractor shall be responsible for all parts of the work area and the removal of all debris and surplus material, so as to leave the area in as good a condition as when the work commenced. Contractor shall furnish all necessary supervision, labor, equipment, tools, transportation, and other resources for removal of trees. All worked performed by the contractor will be subject to inspection by the designated Multnomah County representative, and payment will be withheld for any work not complying with the referenced specs until the deficiencies are corrected.  Deficiencies shall be corrected at the sole expense of the contractor. SAFETY Personal protection equipment, such as hard hats, chaps, vests, gloves, goggles, hearing protection, and safety shoes shall be worn at all times. Safety practices shall be in conformance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Contractor shall see that the tree crew personnel take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the public, the company's employees, and the company's equipment by adhering to the following standards: Applicable OSHA safety regulations ANSI Z 133.1 Safety Standards The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for flagging and traffic control operations The National Electric Safety Code Any other applicable safety laws, regulations, and codes All equipment utilized during this contract is in good serviceable condition WORK ZONE TRAFFIC CONTROL Provide work zone traffic control measures conforming to The Oregon Department of Transportation's Temporary Traffic Control Handbook for Operations of Three Days OR Less, December 2011.  LIABILITY Contractor shall assume the entire responsibility and liability for all damages or injuries of any kind or nature whatsoever to all persons, whether its employees or otherwise, and to all property growing out of or resulting from the execution of the work provided for in this contract or occurring in connection therewith.  Contractor agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Multnomah County, its agents, employees, and insurers from and against any and all losses and expenses, including court costs and attorney's fees, damages or injuries growing out of or resulting from or occurring in connection with the execution of the work herein provided for, provide, however, that contractor will no be held liable for loss of life or injury or damage to person or property due to the sole negligence of Multnomah County, its agents or its employees. If any damage is done to Multnomah County property (i.d. fence, sign, ditch, etc), or the property of others by Contractor, its employees, or agents during the term of this contract, Contractor will repair and restore at its sole cost any such property and correct any damages inflicted thereto, returning it to as good a condition as the propery was in before being damaged, in a manner satisfactory to the owner(s) of the property for the damage suffered. RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICE PCRB 46-0320 Preference for Recycled Materials (h) Requirements for Oils. The County shall require that purchases of lubricating oil and industrial oil be made from the seller whose oil products contain the greater percentage of recycled oil, unless a specific oil product containing recycled oil is: (A) Not available within a reasonable period of time or in the quantities necessary to meet a Department’s needs; (B) Not able to meet the performance requirements or standards recommended by the equipment or vehicle manufacturer, including any warranty requirements; or (C) Available only at a cost of the comparable virgin oil products or other percent preference established by the County. BID DOCUMENTS All documents for this bid are available for view and download on the Buyer Attachments page of this Sourcing Event.  The Buyer Attachments page includes the following:  Procedural Instructions Sample Contract BID SUBMISSION Bids must be submitted electronically through this Sourcing Event. 


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