High-Game and Pasture Fencing, South Texas
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has issued a request for proposals to provide and install high game and pasture fencing in Cameron, Willacy, and Zapata Counties in Texas. Background: APHISs Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program (CFTEP) is charged with controlling the spread of Cattle Fever Ticks (CFT) that can infect cattle with bovine babesiosis. This infection can lead to a negative impact on the cattle business and result in an infestation of local ranches. CFT are not exclusive to cattle. These ticks have also found suitable hosts on white-tailed deer and several exotic ungulates, including nilgai antelope. CFTEP seeks construction of approximately 10.1 miles of 8-foot high-game fencing and 7.8 miles of pasture fencing on private and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge property located in rural areas of Cameron, Willacy, and Zapata Counties, Texas. Fence will be installed in targeted areas to prevent access of CFT host wildlife in tick-free areas. The fence will not obstruct public or private access roads or driveways, nor will it be installed through township areas or across water resources, such as streams and arroyos. These fence portions may connect with other existing game fence or cattle fencing already in place, creating miles of contiguous fencing across a wildlife corridor within the counties. This additional fencing will decrease whitetail deer and nilgai antelope movement in several locations or contain cattle on systematic treatment for CFT outside of the Permanent Quarantine Zone. The estimated magnitude of this project is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. The NAICS code is 238990, with a small business size standard of $19 million. The solicitation and some attachments related to this procurement are posted below. Drawings will be posted in the next few days. The solicitation posted earlier today was incomplete and as such, deleted. The document posted below has been corrected. Drawings posted below. Amendment 0001 posted below. Amendment 0002 is posted below. Amendment 0003 is posted below. Amendment 0004 and site visit attendance sheet posted below. Amendment 0005 posted below.