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Humboldt County Fire Safe Council

Posted on: November 19, 2019

Requests for Proposals Now Open: County Seeks Contractors to Help Communities Prepare for Wildfire

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Today the County of Humboldt, on behalf of the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council (HCFSC), initiated a request for proposals (RFP) process intended to identify qualified contractors to conduct community “Chipper Days”, provide defensible space assistance to eligible residents, implement roadside vegetation treatment/shaded fuel breaks, and assist with the production of a wildfire safety brochure. The County of Humboldt intends to fill multiple contracts for aspects or combinations of the activities listed above with innovative and locally effective approaches. Additionally, this RFP process is intended to gain a better understanding of the contractor pool capable of adequately and efficiently providing much needed wildfire preparedness services throughout the county.

The two RFPs currently being issued will secure the services of contractors to assist with the successful completion of the HCFSC’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan Implementation: Phase II Program. The Program is aimed at building a feasible, effective, and replicable model project approach to increasing community resilience to wildfire. To achieve desired outcomes, the County expects to issue several small to medium sized contracts, ranging from $1,500 to $50,000, potentially in a phased approach over the life of the Program. The proposal submission deadline for this initial set of RFPs is 5:00 pm, December 16, 2019. For instructions on how to respond and for more information about the Program, visit: humboldtgov.org/HCFSCPrograms.

This Program is partially funded by the California Fire Safe Council, 2019 Grants Clearinghouse Fire Prevention Program and by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (“CAL FIRE”) Fire Prevention Program. The CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at:  www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.

For additional information about the Requests for Proposals contact Cybelle Immitt, Humboldt County Natural Resources Planning Manager and staff support for the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council: 707-267-9542 or cimmitt@co.humboldt.ca.us.

For more information about the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council please visit: humboldtgov.org/FireSafeCouncil

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