Jun 22, 2012

PRISM RFPs released: NYS DEC is seeking coordinators for Capital Mohawk, Lower Hudson, Finger Lakes, and Western PRISMs

DEC's Office of Invasive Species Coordination (OISC) is requesting proposals for four separate five-year contracts to administer the Capital Mohawk, Lower Hudson, Finger Lakes and Western New York Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs): http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/82623.html

It is anticipated that each PRISM will have a paid coordinator under state contract. PRISM functions are further described in II: Scope of Work and XI: Proposal Narrative of these Requests for Proposals (RFPs). The Contractor will be required to deliver all items listed in IV: Deliverables and Schedule in accordance with the specified timeframes. The Proposer must possess a minimum of five (5) years of experience coordinating partners (at least three distinct entities including federal, state or local government and/or non-government organizations) engaged in cooperative delivery of landscape-level conservation activities of similar size, scope and complexity.

Written questions on proposals will be accepted through June 29, 2012 (11:00 AM EDT). Answers to questions will be provided to prospective proposers by July 10, 2012 (close of business). Proposal due date is August 3, 2012 (11:00 AM EDT).

Capital Mohawk PRISM RFP (PDF) (451 KB) http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/prismrfpcapital.pdf
Lower Hudson PRISM RFP (PDF) (451 KB) http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/prismrfplhudson.pdf
Finger Lakes PRISM RFP (PDF) (451 KB) http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/prismrfpflakes.pdf
Western New York PRISM RFP (PDF) (451 KB) http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/prismrfpwny.pdf

At the time of release of these RFPs, four PRISMs (APIPP, SLELO, CRISP, LIISMA) are administered and coordinated by non-profit organizations under state contracts. Information on PRISMs can be found by clicking on the link for the New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse website: http://www.nyis.info/