RFP Landscape Professional Services

**June 7th 2019**  Please see Addendum #1 document below.

The Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Department is seeking a professional landscaping company to provide complete management and landscaping services for their properties.  County reserves the right to amend the contract for an additional time period contingent upon need and the availability of approved funding.  The solicitation process is pursuant to Benton County Code, Chapter 2, County Contracts.

A copy of the Request for Proposal for Professional Landscaping Services or information pertaining to the request will be available on May 28, 2019, in the office of the Benton County Department of Natural Areas and Parks, located at 360 SW Avery Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97333.  This document and related information will also be available for download on May 28, 2019, at: https://www.co.benton.or.us/rfp  Bidders shall be responsible for checking the aforementioned website for any Addendums or clarifications to the bid documents. 

To be considered for award, the submittal requirements of the Request for Proposal for Professional Landscaping Services must be met.  These requirements can be found in Part II - Submittal Requirements. 

A Mandatory Pre-proposal meeting will be held at the Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW 4th Street, Corvallis, Oregon on June 6, 2019, at 2:00 pm.  Follow up questions from this meeting may be submitted to Devon Durant up to 5:00 pm, June 11, 2019.

A second Mandatory Pre-proposal meeting will be held at the Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW 4th Street, Corvallis, Oregon on June 14, 2019, at 9:00 am.  Follow up questions from this meeting may be submitted to Devon Durant up to 5:00 pm, June 20, 2019. 

Businesses shall submit proposals based only on written information received directly from Benton County Natural Areas and Parks.  Proposals may be submitted by interested Contractors to: Devon Durant, Landscape Gardner, Benton County Natural Areas and Parks located at 360 SW Avery Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97333 until 4:30 p.m. local time, June 18, 2019. Email:  Devon.Durant@co.benton.or.us or faxed 541-766-6891. Proposals will not be accepted after this time and date.

Contractor must be a licensed by the Oregon Landscape Contractor’s Board.  Benton County reserves the right not to select any business, if information submitted is not in compliance with the requirements of the Request or if it is not in the County's interest to make a selection from those businesses responding to the Request.

All interested Contractors must comply with the applicable provisions of ORS 279C.840 or 40 U.S.C. 276a and the applicable provisions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended.  Benton County is an equal opportunity employer.  Each interested business must submit certification per an equal opportunity employer.  Each interested business must submit certification per ORS 279A.110 that the firm has not discriminated against minority, women, or small business enterprises in obtaining any required subcontracts.

Dated this 7th day of June, 2019.