Weed Abatement


The County of Los Angeles Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Weed Hazard and Integrated Pest Management Bureau hires contractors to perform weed abatement and brush clearance work. Watch this space for opportunities, like this one below:

Master Agreement for Vegetation Management Services


The County of Los Angeles Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures (ACWM) is seeking qualified vendors to enter into Master Agreements with the County to provide as-needed vegetation management services.
 

WHAT IS A MASTER AGREEMENT?
 

A Master Agreement is a documented agreement between a vendor and the County which establishes the vendor’s capability to perform specified services based on conformance with the County’s minimum requirements, agreeing to the County’s terms, verification of references/work performance history and other things.  The County solicits Master Agreements through a Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) and interested vendors respond with their Statement of Qualifications (SOQ).
For this solicitation, Master Agreements will be executed with all vendors determined to be qualified thus allowing ACWM to develop a pool of pre-qualified vendors who can be called on to perform as-needed or intermittent work.  When a job comes up, ACWM announces it to the pool of qualified vendors who may then submit a bid on the work.  The qualified vendor with the lowest cost is usually awarded the work using a Work Order which, in most cases, includes a detailed Statement of Work.  The execution of a Master Agreement does not guarantee a vendor any minimum amount of business and the County does not promise, warrant or guarantee that it will utilize any particular vendor’s services or any services at all, during the term of the Master Agreement.
 

WHAT KIND OF WORK IS ACWM LOOKING FOR?
 

The work under this Master Agreement will be performed to support ACWM’s Weed Abatement Program which often requires cutting and removal of a considerable amount of dry weeds, brush, neglected landscaping and trees.  Potential vendors can be qualified in one or all of three categories of work, depending on their experience, equipment and specialized certification/licensing.  The RFSQ contains more information on the minimum requirements for each category of work.

 

TIMELINES
 

The RFSQ will be released April 1, 2014 and the initial deadline for submitting SOQs will be May 14, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. However ACWM will continue to accept SOQs throughout the term of the Master Agreement.


More information about the type of services being solicited is available here (PDF 865 KB)
 

Interested vendors can download the RFSQ documents below:
 

RFSQ for As-Needed Vegetation Management Services (PDF 682 KB)
 

RFSQ Appendix A-Sample Master Agreement (PDF 372 KB)
 

RFSQ Appendix B-Required Forms (PDF 106 KB)
 

RFSQ Appendices C through I (PDF 2005 KB)
 

Addendum 1 (PDF 228 KB)
 

Addendum 2 (PDF 228 KB)
 

Addendum 3 (PDF 236 KB)

Questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to the following person:

Myrna Madrid
Phone: (626) 575-5487
Fax: (626) 350-7077
mmadrid@acwm.lacounty.gov