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Release Date: 10/01/09
Contacts: Sara Oletski, BLM Procurement Analyst, 303-239-3764    
  Vanessa Delgado, BLM Public Affairs Specialist, 303-239-3681    

Public Workshops Scheduled on Upcoming Fuels Reduction Contracts

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Fish & Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service plan to issue multiple contracts for fuels management reduction work to reduce the risk of wildland fires. 

In order to help potential contractors understand this solicitation, the BLM is hosting pre-bid workshops throughout the state that will be open to the public on Oct. 6. Locations for those workshops are listed below. 

These contracts support wildfire hazard reduction, prescribed burning, vegetation management, and burn unit preparation. They may also include furnishing labor, supervision, transportation, operating supplies, and incidentals to perform all work necessary to conduct slashing, girdling, lop and scatter, selective slashing, pruning, hand piling and cover, grubbing, fire line construction, fuels pullback, prescribed burning, snag felling, roadblock removal/restoration, and herbicide application.

Solicitation Number L09PS00981 for this Request for Proposals will close on Oct. 26, 2009 at 2 p.m.  From, interested parties can access the solicitation by clicking "search public opportunities," change search criteria to "reference number", type in the solicitation number (L09PS00981) and click "search."  Contractors must be registered at to be considered eligible for a contract.

Conferences are scheduled at 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the following locations:
Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215
Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506
Uncompahgre Field Office, 2465 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401
Royal Gorge Field Office, 3028 East Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81212
Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson Street, Craig, CO  81625
San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301

Please contact Sara Oletski, Procurement Analyst, at 303-239-3764, or with any questions.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

  2850 Youngfield St.      Lakewood CO 80215  

Last updated: 10-22-2009