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The Oil Region Alliance frequently requests proposals and  invitations for bids for various studies, design and/or construction projects.

The following are links to current RFPs and IFBs:

Request for Proposals – Design, Engineering, Environmental Planning, and Construction Oversight Services for the Oil Creek Memorial Landing Japanese Knotweed Control and Native Pollinator Implementation Project, and the Coal Oil Johnny House Rain Garden and Native Pollinator Implementation Project

The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism (ORA) is accepting proposals for the design, engineering, environmental planning, and project oversight of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) control and subsequent native pollinator plantings at the Oil Creek Memorial Landing (OCML) property as well as the implementation of rain gardens and native pollinator plantings on the Coal Oil Johnny House lot (COJ). This project must be designed in accordance with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) guidelines and must gain final approval from DCNR prior to implementation. Each proposing firm must meet the specific qualifications indicated in the RFP.

The Scope of Work includes two (2) parts: Part A.– the creation of a plan to control Japanese knotweed and subsequent landscape design for the planting of native pollinators at the OCML. Part B.– the creation of engineered designs and a plan for the creation of one or more rain gardens as well as
a landscape design for native pollinator plantings at the COJ. The OCML is located at 585 N. Seneca St., Oil City, PA 16301, which is owned by the ORA. The COJ House is located within Oil Creek State Park on property leased by the ORA, 167 Old Bankson Rd., Oil City, PA 16301.

The consultant contract resulting from this RFP will run from Thursday, October 5, 2023 through Sunday, December 31, 2024, with a Japanese knotweed control plan due by November 8, 2023.
The landscaping design plan for native pollinator plantings at OCML and the rain garden and native pollinator landscaping design plan for COJ are due to the ORA by Thursday, February 29, 2024.

Complete Proposals Due: Thursday September 21, 2023; 2:00 p.m.
Consultant Contract Period: October 5, 2023-December 31, 2024

The complete RFP is linked below. Direct questions to Abigail Watson-Popescu, ORA Project Manager at apopescu@oilregion.org; (814) 677-3152 x 121.

FINAL RFP Rain Garden Native Pollinator Project

DCNR Planning Project Forms and Guidance Documents
DCNR Development Forms and Guidance Documents

Thank you for your interest in working with the Oil Region Alliance.

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