Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

Suwannee River Water Management District
RFP 06/07-051 LM Audit

RFP06/07-051LM Audit

The Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) announces its interest in obtaining proposals for audit and certification that its SFI Program conforms to the 2005-2009 Edition of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Standard. SRWMD manages approximately 160,000 acres of forestland in the State of Florida. The audit and verification will apply to Suwannee River Water Management District’s SFI Program implementation in the State of Florida, including its forestland management and other related activities that are covered by the SFI Standard.

SRWMD has also developed a program for measuring success called Excellence in Land Management (ELM). The District would negotiate inclusion of this standard into the audit based on a mutual determination of readiness.

This project should follow the schedule below:

July 13, 2007                  Release of Request for Proposals (RFP).

August 1, 2007             Contractor Registration Forms must be received by the District by 9:00 a.m.

August 10, 2007           All questions must be received by the District in writing no later than 4:00 p.m.

August 17, 2007           Proposals due prior to 4:00 p.m., at District Headquarters in Live Oak. Opening of proposals will occur at this time and date. *

August 31, 2007           Selection of Qualified Firm(s) at 3:30 p.m., at District Headquarters in Live Oak. *

September 7, 2007        Presentations (if requested) by Top Ranked Firms starting at 8:30 a.m., at District Headquarters in Live Oak. *

October 9, 2007             Governing Board Approval of Selected Firm(s) at 9:00 a.m., at District Headquarters. *

Request for Proposals Documents (RFP 06/07-051LM) are available on the District’s website at Persons interested in submitting qualifications for this project should return those completed documents to Gwen Lord, Administrative Assistant, Suwannee River Water Management District, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. For more information or assistance contact Gwen Lord at (386)362-1001 or 1(800)226-1066 (Florida only).