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Request for Proposals 
Forest/Watershed Health and Hazardous Fuels Reduction Contractors.  The Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of the Ciudad Soil & Water Conservation District and Program Coordinator of the East Mountain Forest Health Program seeks competitive sealed proposals for Hazardous Fuels Reduction Contractors. Forest health contractors will perform fuels reduction/forest and watershed health treatments on private and public lands along the Sandia and Manzano Mountains within the District’s boundaries. These services will be performed as part of Ciudad SWCD’s East Mountain Forest Health Program and Wildland-Urban Interface projects. The District will define general work plans for each type of treatment, in collaboration with the NM State Forestry Division and the US Forest Service Sandia Ranger District. The contractor will implement individual practice plans for fuels reduction on specified parcels within individual project areas. All work will be on a will-call basis. Work contracted with the landowner outside of prescribed treatment must be done after Ciudad Soil & Water Conservation treatment work is completed and has received favorable inspection. 

The RFP information packet including the Scope of Services may be obtained from Ciudad Soil & Water Conservation District by email via or here.  If you obtain the entire RFP packet from the link provided and are interested in submitting a proposal, please send your contact information to

The offeror's complete response packet to this Request for Work must be received electronically to no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 30th, 2020. Any proposal received after the deadline will be deemed to be late and will not be accepted for consideration for award.

Proposals will be reviewed by Committee based on the evaluation criteria set forth in the RFP. Failure by a Contractor to provide the information necessary for our Committee to evaluate their proposal may result in rejection of the proposal without further discussion.

*Why do we request contact information?
 Occasionally, after publication of an RFP has begun, there are addenda to the RFP to answer questions brought up by those who are thinking of submitting a proposal or to make other changes or clarifications, including changing the date proposals are due. If we know you are interested in submitting, we can get a copy of the addendum to you. If we do not know that you are thinking of submitting (i.e., you received the packet from a third party), we will not know that you are considering a submission, and will not be able to get the addendum to you. 

Request for Letters of Interest
Residential Green Stormwater Infrastructure Workshops Subject Matter Experts. Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District , in collaboration with Bernalillo County and the Arid LID Coalition, has received limited grant funding to plan and implement three workshops/demonstration projects in residential-scale, low-technology, low-maintenance green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) during fiscal year 2021 (July 2020-June 2021). These grants are designed to increase public awareness by teaching homeowners about GSI techniques, and their installation and maintenance process, with the goal that participants will share their learning with others. In addition to the workshops, each demonstration project will be designed and implemented to serve as a public education installation. 

CSWCD seeks up to four individual Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who can dedicate their expertise to this public service project. In appreciation for their time, CSWCD will offer each SME an honorarium of $500 per workshop. The expectations of the SMEs are to (1) provide input for the design of residential-scale, low-technology, low-maintenance GSI features specific to each of the selected workshop/demonstration sites; (2) assist CSWCD with planning curricula for each of the three workshop/demonstration sites; (3) lead the installation of the designed GSI features by volunteers at each of the workshop/demonstration sites; and (4) provide follow-up support for workshop participants as they plan and install GSI features on their own properties.

Please note that the format of public workshops will be determined by public health restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and may include fully online, hybrid and/or live presentations.

CSWCD envisions that the SMEs will work as a Project Team to accomplish the previously stated objectives. In addition to the honoraria for SMEs, funds are available for workshop materials, supplies, and food. Additionally, Ciudad SWCD was awarded funding from the Alliance for Water Efficiency, Learning Landscape grant, that will provide funding for a landscape design by a contracted Landscape Architect at one of the three workshop locations, Gutierrez-Hubbell House.

CSWCD solicits Letters of Interest from potential qualified SMEs to assist with the project described above. SMEs should have education and/or experience in small-scale, low-technology, low-maintenance GSI and/or permaculture design, implementation and maintenance. Specific areas of applicable experience include, but are not limited to, landscape architecture, permaculture design, GSI installation and maintenance, and residential water harvesting. In addition, experience in conducting public education events is desirable.

Interested individuals are encouraged to prepare a Letter of Interest stating their qualifications to perform the work described above; providing any pertinent references from previous similar projects; committing to the entire series of three workshops; committing to collaborate with other selected SMEs to complete landscape design and series; and confirming their commitment to complete the work within the budget detailed above. Please address Letters of Interest to Erin Blaz, Education Coordinator, Ciudad SWCD, 100 Sun Ave NE, Suite 160, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or address letters electronically via email to Letters of Interest must be received by October 30, 2020.