January 21, 2014

State of Alabama
Press Release: Forestry Commission, Alabama

The Alabama Forestry Commission is requesting proposals for teaching prescribed burning training.

The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) is responsible for implementing the Alabama Prescribed Burning Act (Code of Alabama, 1975, Section 9-13-270) and related regulations. Part of that responsibility is to provide training for prescribed burn managers interested in obtaining certification and continuing education for Certified Prescribed Burn Managers.  Due to reductions in budgets and staffing, the AFC is requesting proposals to assist in presenting this workshop and training materials. The specific details are as follows:

 Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Training

  • The Contractor will be responsible for developing, arranging, and conducting at least three Prescribed Burn Manager Certification courses.  These courses must contain thirty-two instructor contact hours each, as required by the Alabama Prescribed Burning Act regulations. One course will be taught in the north region of the state, one course will be taught in the central region of the state, and one course will be taught in the south region of the State.  The AFC may authorize additional courses and must concur on locations designated for training.
  • The Contractor will be responsible for developing, arranging, and conducting at least three Prescribed Burn Recertification workshops.  These workshops must contain six instructor contact hours, as required by the Alabama Prescribed Burning Act regulations.  One workshop will be taught in the north region of the state, one workshop will be taught in the central region of the state and one workshop will  be taught in the south region of the state.  The AFC may authorize additional workshops and must concur on locations designated for training.
  • The instructor should be prepared to teach these certification courses and workshops prior to September 30, 2014 in the three regions of Alabama.  These courses and workshops will be subject to AFC approval.  In the event participation numbers are too low to warrant a course or workshop, that course or workshop may be postponed and rescheduled.
  • The Contractor will be responsible for producing a detailed course and workshop outline for twenty-five to forty students per course or workshop, using existing training materials and incorporating the latest ideas and concepts included in the Alabama Prescribed Burning guide, 2005; Fireline Handbook Appendix B; Fire Behavior; S300, Prescribed Fire Burn Boss, S390 Fire Behavior and in accordance with State law and Alabama Forestry Commission regulations.
  • The Contractor will be responsible for venue, advertising, logistics, food service, handouts, audio-visual equipment, and instructor services.
  • The Contractor will be responsible for collecting a registration fee from each attendee for the full course and recertification workshop.  These proceeds will then be mailed to:

                                    Alabama Forestry Commission
                                    Forest Operations Division
                                    ATTN: Bethany Elliott
                                    P.O. Box 302550
                                    Montgomery, AL  36130-2550

  • The Alabama Forestry Commission will be responsible for providing copies of the Alabama Prescribed Burning Guide, 2005.

The work proposed will be performed by the contractor or by subcontractors approved in advance by the AFC.

a) The contractor must list a price for the three certification courses and may submit a price for each additional course in the event more are needed and authorized.

b) The contractor must list a price for the three recertification workshops and may submit a price for each additional workshop in the event more are needed and authorized.

The Contractor should be experienced in forestry, prescribed burning, and wildland fire management.  The contractor is required to be an Alabama Registered Forester and Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager and must have experience with classroom instruction utilizing the above referenced course materials.

Persons interested in becoming a contractor for this project must submit their formal proposal in writing to the Alabama Forestry Commission at the address below by the close of business on Friday, February 21, 2014.  Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.  Please share this information with anyone you feel may be interested in bidding on this proposal.  The AFC reserves the right to refuse any or all bids.

Proposals must be submitted to:

                              Alabama Forestry Commission
                              Forest Operations Division
                              ATTN: John Goff
                              P.O. Box 302550
                              Montgomery, AL  36130-2550

For further information, contact John Goff or Marti Davis at the above address, by telephone at 334-240-9332 or by e-mail at John.Goff@forestry.alabama.gov or Marti.Davis@forestry.alabama.gov



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