As part of its efforts to provide humane, cost-effective care to wild horses, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is contracting with private landowners for pasture space to accommodate wild horses that have been removed from the range. Pastures vary in size and capacity, but must be large enough to allow for freeroaming behavior and provide all necessary food, water, facilities, personnel and supplies necessary to maintain wild horses in a healthy condition. As of January 2015, there were more than 31,000 wild horses being cared for in off-range pastures.
Proposals will be accepted from the following states through April 22, 2015: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming
One or more off-range pasture contracts will be awarded and each must accommodate a minimum of 100 wild horses. The contractor must provide humane care for a one-year period, with a renewal option under BLM contract for a four-year or nine-year period.
Applicants who have never conducted business with the government must first obtain a Duns and Bradstreet number at www.dnb.com before registering at www.sam.gov/ to do business with the Federal Government. There is no fee involved.
To obtain the solicitation: (1) go to www.fedconnect.net ; (2) click on “Search Public Opportunities”; (3) under Search Criteria, select “Reference Number”; (4) put in the solicitation number “L15PS00182”; and (5) click Search” and the solicitation information will appear. The solicitation form describes what to submit and where to send it.
For assistance, visit www.blm.gov or contact Eric Pagal at (202)-firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Lund at (202) email@example.com. They can assist with general questions and/or coordinate a meeting for you with a local BLM contracting officer and small business specialist.