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					                                           21 AUG 2012
                 STATE OF LOUISIANA
             MILITARY DEPARTMENT


               REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
                        FOR

  CAMP MINDEN FOREST INVENTORY CONTRACT


                     FOR THE


          FORESTRY PROGRAM OFFICE,


       LOUISIANA MILITARY DEPARTMENT


                 AUGUST 21, 2012




              RFP #: 112PSC LA12A046

PROPOSAL DUE DATE/TIME: SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 / 2:00PM




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                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0   GENERAL INFORMATION .......................................................................... 1
  1.1 Project Title ........................................................................................................ 1
  1.2 Purpose ............................................................................................................. 1
  1.3 Background........................................................................................................ 1
  1.4 Scope of Services .............................................................................................. 1
2.0   ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION ........................................................... 1
  2.1 Term of Contract ................................................................................................ 1
  2.2 Pre-proposal Conference ................................................................................... 1
  2.3 Proposer Inquiries .............................................................................................. 2
  2.4 Definitions .......................................................................................................... 2
  2.5 Schedule of Events ............................................................................................ 3
3.0   PROPOSAL INFORMATION ....................................................................... 3
  3.1 Minimum Qualifications of Proposer .................................................................. 3
  3.2 Determination of Responsibility ......................................................................... 3
  3.3 Right to Prohibit Award ...................................................................................... 4
  3.4 RFP Addenda .................................................................................................... 4
  3.5 Waiver of Administrative Informalities ................................................................ 4
  3.6 Proposal Rejection/RFP Cancellation ................................................................ 4
  3.7 Withdrawal of Proposal ...................................................................................... 4
  3.8 Subcontracting Information ................................................................................ 4
  3.9 Ownership of Proposal....................................................................................... 5
  3.10 Proprietary Information ...................................................................................... 5
  3.11 Cost of Preparing Proposals .............................................................................. 5
  3.12 Errors and Omissions in Proposals .................................................................... 5
  3.13 Contract Award and Execution .......................................................................... 5
  3.14 Code of Ethics ................................................................................................... 6
4.0   RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONS ...................................................................... 7
  4.1 Proposal Submission ......................................................................................... 7
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   4.2 Proposal Format ................................................................................................ 7
   4.3 Cover Letter ....................................................................................................... 7
   4.4 Technical and Cost Proposal ............................................................................. 7
   4.5 Certification Statement....................................................................................... 7
5.0     PROPOSAL CONTENT ................................................................................. 8
   5.1 Executive Summary ........................................................................................... 8
   5.2 Corporate Background and Experience ............................................................. 8
        5.2.1 Veteran/Hudson Small Entrepreneurship Program Participation……......8
   5.3 Proposed Project Staff ....................................................................................... 9
   5.4 Approach and Methodology ............................................................................... 9
   5.5 Cost Information ................................................................................................ 9
6.0     EVALUATION AND SELECTION…………………………………..… 10
   6.1 Evaluation Team .............................................................................................. 10
   6.2 Administrative and Mandatory Screening ........................................................ 10
   6.3 Clarification of Proposals ................................................................................. 10
   6.4 Oral Presentations/Discussions ....................................................................... 10
   6.5 Evaluation and Review .................................................................................... 11
   6.6 Hudson/Veteran Initiative Evaluation Points ................................................................11
   6.7 Announcement of Contractor ........................................................................... 12
7.0     CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS ........................................................... 12
   7.1 Corporation Requirements ............................................................................... 12
   7.2 Billing and Payment ......................................................................................... 12
   7.3 Confidentiality .................................................................................................. 12
ATTACHMENT I: SCOPE OF SERVICES ....................................................... 14
   1.     Overview .......................................................................................................... 14
   2.     Objective .......................................................................................................... 14
   3.     Inventory Specifications ................................................................................... 14
   4.     Field Data Accuracy and Compliance Audit ..................................................... 16
   5.     Major Requirement .......................................................................................... 17
   6.     Requirements and Responsibilities .................................................................. 18

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   7.    Deliverables ..................................................................................................... 19
   8.    Meetings and Reviews ..................................................................................... 19
   9.    Travel Requirements........................................................................................ 20
   10. Contracting Officer (CO) and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) ...... 20
   11. Contractor Qualifications .................................................................................. 21
ATTACHMENT II: CERTIFICATION STATEMENT ....................................... 22
ATTACHMENT III: SAMPLE CONSULTING SERVICE CONTRACT ....... 23
   1.    SCOPE OF SERVICES ................................................................................... 23
         1.1 Description of Services ............................................................................ 23
         1.2 Statement of Work ................................................................................... 23
         1.2.1 Goals and Objectives .............................................................................. 24
         1.2.2 Performance Measures ........................................................................... 25
         1.2.3 Monitoring Plan ....................................................................................... 26
         1.2.4 Deliverables ............................................................................................ 27
         1.2.5 Hudson/Veteran Reporting Requirements…………………………………28
         1.2.6 Substitution of Key Personnel ................................................................. 28
   2.    ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS ............................................................. 29
         2.1 Term of Contract ...................................................................................... 29
         2.2 State Furnisehd Resources…………………………………………………..29
         2.3 Taxes ....................................................................................................... 29


   3.    COMPENSATION & MAX AMOUNT OF CONTRACT .................................... 29
         3.1 Payment Terms ....................................................................................... 29
   4.    TERMINATION………………………………………………………………………30
         4.1 Termination for Cause ............................................................................. 30
         4.2 Termination for Convenience ................................................................... 30
         4.3 Termination for Non-Appropriation of Funds ............................................ 30
         4.4.a            Remedies for Default .................................................................... 30
         4.4.b            Ownership ..................................................................................... 30
         4.4.c            Auditors ......................................................................................... 30

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5.     INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY………………………….31
6.     CONTRACT CONTROVERSIES ..................................................................... 32
7.     FUND USE ...................................................................................................... 32
8.     ASSIGNMENT ................................................................................................. 32
9.     RIGHT TO AUDIT ............................................................................................ 32
10. CONTRACT MODIFICATION .......................................................................... 32
11. CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA ........................................................................ 32
12. SUBCONTRACTORS ...................................................................................... 33
13. COMPLIANCE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS ................................................... 33
14. INSURANCE .................................................................................................... 33
15. APPLICABLE LAW .......................................................................................... 35
16. CODE OF ETHICS .......................................................................................... 35
17. SERVERABILITY ............................................................................................. 35
18. COMPLETE CONTRACT ................................................................................ 35
19. ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND ORDER OF PRECEDENCE .............................. 35
20. Fiscal Funding .................................................................................................. 35
21. “E-verify”……………………………………………………………………………….36




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1.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
   1.1 Project Title: Forest Inventory, Camp Minden Training Site, Minden,
Louisiana.

    1.2 Purpose: This Request for Proposal (RFP) is issued by the Military
Department, State of Louisiana for the purpose of obtaining, in a timely manner within
six (6) months of contract award date, an inventory of all commercial forest located on
the Camp Minden Training Site (CMTS) (9,000 acres, more or less), hereafter referred
to collectively as the Project.

    1.3 Background: The Camp Minden Training Site (CMTS) is located in Webster
and Bossier Parishes in northwest Louisiana approximately 22 miles east of Shreveport,
Louisiana and five miles west of Minden, Louisiana. The CMTS totals 15,268.40 acres
in size. CMTS commercial pine forestland totals approximately 9,000 acres, more or
less.

   1.4 Scope of Services: Attachment I details the Scope of Services, deliverables
and desired results that the Military Department, State of Louisiana requires of the
Contractor.

2.0 ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
    2.1 Term of Contract: The period of any contract resulting from this RFP is
tentatively scheduled to begin on or about the DATE set in para 2.5.1 under Contract
execution and to continue through a 12 month period. The Military Department, State
of Louisiana has the right to contract for a base year with the option to renew for an
additional two years for a total of three years upon approval.
   2.2 Pre-proposal Conference (non-mandatory):
      2.2.1. A pre-proposal conference will be held at Building A-100 (Bolin Hall), 100
Louisiana Boulevard, Camp Minden, Louisiana 71055-7908 on September 19, 2012.
The purpose of the conference is for proposers to obtain clarification of the
requirements of the RFP and to receive answers to relevant questions. Any firm or joint
venture intending to submit a proposal must have at least one duly authorized
representative attend the pre-proposal conference.
       2.2.2. Although impromptu questions will be permitted and spontaneous answers
will be provided during the conference, the only official answer or position of the Military
Department, State of Louisiana will be stated in writing in response to written questions.
Therefore, potential proposers should submit all questions in writing even if an answer
has already been given to an oral question. After the conference, questions will be
researched and the official response will be distributed in writing and/or posted on the
Internet.

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    2.3 Proposer Inquiries: Written questions regarding RFP requirements or Scope
of Services must be submitted to the RFP Coordinator as listed below.
      2.3.1. Military Department, State of Louisiana, ATTN: State Contracting Officer,
Building 718 E Street, Camp Beauregard, Pineville, LA 71360-3737, 318-641-5305
(Phone), E-mail: Lester.Schmidt@us.army.mil
      2.3.2. The Military Department, State of Louisiana will consider written inquiries
and requests for clarification of the content of this RFP received from potential
proposers. Written inquiries must be received by the DATE and time set in para 2.5.1
under Deadline for receipt of written inquiries. The Military Department, State of
Louisiana reserves the right to modify the RFP should a change be identified that is in
the best interest of the Military Department, State of Louisiana.
       2.3.3. Official responses to all questions submitted by potential proposers will be
posted by the DATE and time set in para 2.5.1 under Issue official responses to written
inquiries at:
          2.3.3.1.    http://wwwprd.doa.louisiana.gov/osp/lapac/pubmain.asp or,
     2.3.4. Only the State Contracting Officer has the authority to officially respond to
   proposer’s questions on behalf of the Military Department, State of Louisiana. Any
   communications from any other individuals are not binding to the Military
   Department, State of Louisiana.
   2.4 Definitions:
      2.4.1. Request for Proposal (RFP).
      2.4.2. State Contracting Officer (CO).
      2.4.3. State Contracting Officer Representative (COR).
        2.4.4 Louisiana Military Department, State of Louisiana (LAMD): State Agency
initiating this Request for Proposal.
       2.4.5. Request for Proposal Coordinator: State Contracting Officer for the
Military Department.
      2.4.6. State Office of Contractual Review (OCR).
     2.4.7. Proposer: Entity making proposal in response to this Request for
Proposal.
    2.4.8. Contractor: Successful Bidder/Proposer to whom the contract that this
Request for Proposal is awarded.
      2.4.9. Shall, Must, or Will: Denotes a mandatory requirement.
      2.4.10. Should, Can, or May: Denotes an advisory or permissible action.


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   2.5 Schedule of Events:
      2.5.1. Event                                                   Date
             Advertise RFP and mail public announcements            Aug 28, 2012
             Pre-proposal Conference                               Sept 19, 2012
             Deadline for receipt of written inquiries   Sept 21, 2012(11:00 a.m. CST)
             Issue official responses to written inquiries Sept 25, 2012 (2:00 p.m. CST)
             Deadline for receipt of proposals           Sept 28, 2012 (2:00 p.m. CST)
             Announce award of contractor selection                 Oct 4, 2012
             Contract execution                                     Oct 5, 2012
     2.5.2. The State of Louisiana reserves the right to change this schedule of
RFP events, as it deems necessary.

3.0 PROPOSAL INFORMATION
  3.1 Desirable Qualifications of Proposer: It is highly desirable that Proposers
meet the following qualifications:
     3.1.2. Have experience and technical ability/knowledge in conducting forest stand
cruises by application of industry standard systematical sampling methodology. The
experience, technical ability and knowledge should include, but is not limited to the
following: navigating to plot locations, recording plot locations, conducting stand
measurements/parameters and recording inventory data in the digital format set forth in
the Scope of Services. The inventory data should include, but not be limited to the
following: timber volumes and number of trees by product class, stock and stand tables,
average diameter breast height (DBH), average merchantable height, basal area, site
index (SI) and annual growth data displayed for each compartment, per acre and total
for all commercial forest stands on CMTS. All data should have been recorded and
displayed in both digital and paper copy formats.
    3.2 Determination of Responsibility: Determination of the proposer’s
responsibility relating to this RFP shall be made according to the standards set forth in
LAC 34: 136. Proposers should ensure that their proposals contain sufficient
information for the State to make its determination by presenting acceptable evidence of
the above to perform the contracted services. The State Contracting Officer, Military
Department, State of Louisiana must find that the selected proposer:
      3.2.1. Has adequate financial resources for performance, or has the ability to
obtain such resources as required during performance.
        3.2.2. Has the necessary experience, organization, technical qualifications,
skills, and facilities, or has the ability to obtain them.
      3.2.3. Is able to comply with the proposed or required time of delivery or
performance schedule.


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      3.2.4. Has a satisfactory record of integrity, judgment, and performance.
      3.2.5. Is otherwise qualified and eligible to receive an award under applicable
laws and regulations.
    3.3 Right to Prohibit Award: In accordance with the provisions of R.S. 39:2182,
in awarding contracts after August 15, 2010, any public entity is authorized to reject a
proposal or bid from, or not award the contract to, a business in which any individual
with an ownership interest of five percent or more, has been convicted of, or has
entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any state felony or equivalent federal
felony crime committed in the solicitation or execution of a contract or bid awarded
under the laws governing public contracts under the provisions of Chapter 10 of Title 38
of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, professional, personal, consulting, and social
services procurement under the provisions of Chapter 16 of this Title, or the Louisiana
Procurement Code under the provisions of Chapter 17 of this Title.
   3.4 RFP Addenda: Military Department, State of Louisiana reserves the right to
change the schedule of events or revise any part of the RFP by issuing an addendum to
the RFP at any time. It is the responsibility of the proposer to check the website for
addenda to the RFP. Addenda, if any, will be posted at:
      3.4.1. http://wwwprd.doa.louisiana.gov/osp/lapac/pubmain.asp
    3.5        Waiver of Administrative Informalities: The Military Department, State
of Louisiana reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to waive minor administrative
informalities contained in any proposal.
    3.6 Proposal Rejection/ RFP Cancellation: Issuance of this RFP in no way
constitutes a commitment by the Military Department, State of Louisiana to award a
contract. The Military Department, State of Louisiana reserves the right to accept or
reject, in whole or part, all proposals submitted and/or cancel this announcement if it is
determined to be in the Military Department, State of Louisiana best interest.
    3.7 Withdrawal of Proposal: A proposer may withdraw a proposal that has been
submitted at any time up to the date and time the proposal is due. To accomplish this, a
written request signed by the authorized representative of the proposer must be
submitted to the RFP Coordinator.
    3.8 Subcontracting Information: All subcontracting shall be subject to the
following terms and conditions:
      3.8.1. The Military Department, State of Louisiana shall have a single prime
contractor as the result of any contract negotiation and that prime contractor shall be
responsible for all deliverables specified in the RFP and proposal. This general
requirement notwithstanding, proposers may enter into subcontractor arrangements,
however, should acknowledge in their proposals total responsibility for the entire
contract.
     3.8.2. If the proposer intends to subcontract for portions of the work, the
proposer should identify any subcontractor relationships and include specific
designations of the tasks to be performed by the subcontractor. Information required of


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the proposer under the terms of this RFP shall also be required for each subcontractor.
The prime contractor shall be the single point of contact for all subcontract work.
      3.8.3. Unless provided for in the contract with the Military Department, State of
Louisiana, the prime contractor shall not contract with any other party for any of the
services herein contracted without the express prior written approval of the State
Contracting Officer, Military Department, State of Louisiana.
    3.9 Ownership of Proposal: All materials submitted in response to this request
shall become the property of Military Department, State of Louisiana. Selection or
rejection of a proposal does not affect this right.
    3.10 Proprietary Information: Only information which is in the nature of legitimate
trade secrets or non-published financial data may be deemed proprietary or confidential.
Any material within a proposal identified as such must be clearly marked in the proposal
and will be handled in accordance with the Louisiana Public Records Act, R.S. 44: 1-44
and applicable rules and regulations. Any proposal marked as confidential or
proprietary in its entirety may be rejected without further consideration or recourse.
    3.11 Cost of Preparing Proposals: The Military Department, State of Louisiana
shall not be liable for any costs incurred by proposers prior to issuance of or entering
into a contract. Costs associated with developing the proposal, preparing for oral
presentations, and any other expenses incurred by the Proposer in responding to this
RFP are entirely the responsibility of the Proposer and shall not be reimbursed in any
manner by the Military Department, State of Louisiana.
    3.12 Errors and Omissions in Proposal: The Military Department, State of
Louisiana will not be liable for any errors in proposals. The Military Department, State
of Louisiana reserves the right to make corrections or amendments due to minor errors
identified in proposals by State or the Proposer. The Military Department, State of
Louisiana, at its option, has the right to request clarification or additional information
from the proposers.
   3.13 Contract Award and Execution: Contract Award and Execution are subject to
the following terms and conditions:
      3.13.1. The Military Department, State of Louisiana reserves the right to enter into
a contract without further discussion of the proposal submitted based on the initial offers
received.
        3.13.2. The Military Department, State of Louisiana reserves the right to contract
for all or a partial list of services offered in the proposal.
      3.13.3. The RFP and proposal of the selected Proposer shall become part of any
contract initiated by the Military Department, State of Louisiana.
      3.13.4. The selected Proposer, hereinafter also known as the Contractor, shall
be expected to enter into a contract that is substantially the same as the sample
contract included in Attachment III. In no event shall a Proposer submit its own
standard contract terms and conditions as a response to this RFP. The Proposer
should submit with its proposal any exceptions or exact contract deviations that its firm


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wishes to negotiate. Negotiations may begin with the announcement of the selected
Proposer.
      3.13.5. If the contract negotiation period exceeds five (5) business days or if the
selected Proposer fails to sign the final contract within ten (10) business days of
delivery, the Military Department, State of Louisiana may elect to cancel the award and
award the contract to the next-highest-ranked Proposer.
   3.14 Code of Ethics: Proposers are responsible for determining that there will be
no conflict or violation of the Ethics Code if their company is awarded the contract. The
Louisiana Board of Ethics is the only entity which can officially rule on ethics issues.
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4.0 RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONS
    4.1 Proposal Submission: Proposals will be submitted in accordance with the
following procedures:
       4.1.1. Firms/individuals who are interested in providing services requested under
this RFP must submit a proposal containing the information specified in this section.
The proposal must be received in hard copy (printed) version by the RFP Coordinator
on or before 4:00 PM Central Standard Time on the date specified in the Schedule of
Events. FAX or e-mail submissions are not acceptable. Proposers mailing their
proposals should allow sufficient mail delivery time to ensure receipt of their proposal by
the time specified. The proposal package must be delivered at the proposer's expense
to:
   Military Department, State of Louisiana
   State Military Department (SMD)
   ATTN: Brigadier General Owen W. Monconduit
   Building 718, E Street, Camp Beauregard
   Pineville, Louisiana 71360-0613
      4.1.2. The telephone number is (318) 641-5396. It is solely the responsibility of
each Proposer to ensure that their proposal is delivered at the specified place and prior
to the deadline for submission. Proposals received after the deadline will not be
considered.
       4.1.3. The Military Department, State of Louisiana requests that three (3) of
copies of the proposal be submitted to the RFP Coordinator at the address specified. At
least one copy of the proposal shall contain original signatures of those company
officials or agents duly authorized to sign proposals or contracts on behalf of the
organization. A certified copy of a board resolution granting such authority should be
submitted if proposer is a corporation. The copy of the proposal with original signatures
will be retained for incorporation in any contract resulting from this RFP.


   4.2 Proposal Format: Proposers should respond to this RFP with a Technical
Proposal and Cost Proposal. No pricing information should be included in the Technical
Proposal.
   4.3 Cover Letter: A cover letter should be submitted on the Proposer's official
business letterhead explaining the intent of the Proposer.
   4.4 Technical and Cost Proposal: Proposals should be submitted as specified in
Section 5, and should include enough information to satisfy evaluators that the Proposer
has the appropriate experience and qualifications to perform the Scope of Services as
described herein. Proposers should respond to all requested areas.
   4.5 Certification Statement: The Proposer must sign and submit the Certification
Statement shown in Attachment II.




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5.0 PROPOSAL CONTENT
    5.1 Executive Summary: This section should serve to introduce the scope of the
proposal. It should include administrative information including, at a minimum, Proposer
contact name and phone number, email address and the stipulation that the proposal is
valid for a time period of at least 90 calendar days from the date of submission. This
section should also include a summary of the Proposer's qualifications and ability to
meet the Military Department, State of Louisiana’s overall requirements in the time
frames set by the State Military Department.

    5.2 Corporate Background and Experience: This section should provide the
Proposer's company history to include number of years in business, corporate structure,
prior experience in working on projects similar in size, scope, and function to the
proposed contract, and a list of previous clients including names and telephone
numbers.
   5.2.1 Request For Proposal (RFP) Veteran-Owned and Service-Connected Small
Entrepreneurships (Veteran Initiative) and Louisiana Initiative for Small
Entrepreneurships (Hudson Initiative) Programs

(Participation of Veteran Initiative and Hudson Initiative small entrepreneurships will be
scored as part of the technical evaluation. )

The State of Louisiana Veteran and Hudson Initiatives are designed to provide
additional opportunities for Louisiana-based small entrepreneurships (sometimes
referred to as LaVet's and SE's respectively) to participate in contracting and
procurement with the state. A certified Veteran-Owned and Service-Connected
Disabled Veteran-Owned small entrepreneurship (LaVet) and a Louisiana Initiative for
Small Entrepreneurships (Hudson Initiative) small entrepreneurship are businesses that
have been certified by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. All eligible
vendors are encouraged to become certified. Qualification requirements and online
certification are available at https://smallbiz.louisianaforward.com/index_2.asp.

Ten percent (10%) of the total evaluation points on this RFP are reserved for proposers
who are themselves a certified Veteran or Hudson Initiative small entrepreneurship or
who will engage the participation of one or more certified Veteran or Hudson Initiatives
small entrepreneurships as subcontractors.

Reserved points shall be added to the applicable proposers’ evaluation score as
follows:

Proposer Status and Reserved Points
    Proposer is a certified small entrepreneurship: Full amount of the reserved points
    Proposer is not a certified small entrepreneurship but has engaged one or more
      certified small entrepreneurships to participate as subcontractors or distributors.
      Points will be allocated based on the following criteria:
      -the number of certified small entrepreneurships to be utilized
      -the experience and qualifications of the certified small entrepreneurship(s)
      -the anticipated earnings to accrue to the certified small entrepreneurship(s)


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If a proposer is not a certified small entrepreneurship as described herein, but plans to
use certified small entrepreneurship(s), proposer shall include in their proposal the
names of their certified Veteran Initiative or Hudson Initiative small entrepreneurship
subcontractor(s), a description of the work each will perform, and the dollar value of
each subcontract.

During the term of the contract and at expiration, the Contractor will also be required to
report Veteran-Owned and Service-Connected Disabled Veteran-Owned and Hudson
Initiative small entrepreneurship subcontractor or distributor participation and the dollar
amount of each.

The statutes (R.S 39:2171 et. seq.) concerning the Veteran Initiative may be viewed at
http://legis.la.gov/lss/lss.asp?doc=671504; and the statutes (R.S 39:2001 et. seq.)
concerning           the        Hudson      Initiative      may        be       viewed
http:/legis.la.gov/lss/lss.asp?doc=96265. The rules for the Veteran Initiative (LAC
19:VII. Chapters 11 and 15) and for the Hudson Initiative (LAC 19:VIII Chapters 11 and
13) may be viewed at http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osp/se/se.htm.

A current list of certified Veteran-Owned and Service-Connected Disabled Veteran-
Owned and Hudson Initiative small entrepreneurships may be obtained from the
Louisiana         Economic        Development           Certification        System        at
https://smallbiz.louisianaforward.com/index_2.asp. Additionally, a list of Hudson and
Veteran Initiative small entrepreneurships, which have been certified by the Louisiana
Department of Economic Development and who have opted to register in the State of
Louisiana                     LaGov                      Supplier                      Portal
https://lagoverpvendor.doa.louisiana.gov/irj/portal/anonymous?guest_user=self_reg
may be accessed from the State of Louisiana Procurement and Contract (LaPAC)
Network http://wwwprd.doa.louisiana.gov/osp/lapac/vendor/srchven.asp. When using
this site, determine the search criteria (i.e. alphabetized list of all certified vendors, by
commodities, etc.) and select SmallE, VSE, or DVSE.


   5.3 Proposed Project Staff: The Proposer should provide a by-name list of
company staff members and the experience and qualifications of each staff member.
The Proposer should specifically address its ability to meet or exceed the desirable
qualifications described in Section 3.1.
   5.4 Approach and Methodology: Proposer should provide the following:
      5.4.1. Description of the nature of the project.
      5.4.2. In chronological order in Proposed Project Work Plan, a list and brief
description of the Project Tasks, with durations for each task, indicating how project can
be accomplished in 6 months.
      5.4.3. Description of the Project Methodology.
      5.4.4. Description of the Project Management and Quality Assurance.
   5.5 Cost Information: The Proposer shall provide a total, all-inclusive cost for the
entire Project detailed in the Scope of Services. (The cost shall include all travel and


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project expenses). The Proposer may break down the total cost by task or deliverable
for payment purposes.

6.0 EVALUATION AND SELECTION
    6.1 Evaluation Team: The evaluation of Proposals will be accomplished by an
evaluation team, to be designated by the Military Department, State of Louisiana, which
will determine the proposal most advantageous to the Military Department, taking into
consideration price and the other evaluation factors set forth in the RFP.
   6.2 Administrative and Mandatory Screening: All proposals will be reviewed to
determine compliance with administrative and mandatory requirements as specified in
the RFP. Proposals that are not in compliance will be rejected from further
consideration.
    6.3 Clarification of Proposals: The Military Department, State of Louisiana
reserves the right to seek clarification of any Proposal for the purpose of identifying and
eliminating minor irregularities or informalities.
   6.4 Oral Presentations/Discussions May be Required: NOT APPLICABLE TO
THIS SOLICITATION.
   6.5 Evaluation and Review: Proposals that pass the preliminary screening and
mandatory requirements review will be evaluated based on information provided in the
Proposal. The evaluation will be conducted according to the following.
       6.5.1. Approach and Methodology/Capability (experience, knowledge, skill and
ability) to perform the required Project services within a timely manner.
      6.5.2. Total Project cost.
      6.5.3. Availability of key personnel to manage and supervise for duration of the
contract.
      6.5.4. Recent experience in similar projects such as this proposed project.
      6.5.5   Veteran and Hudson Initiatives


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       6.5.6. The Evaluation Team will evaluate and score the proposals using the
criteria and scoring as follows:

                         CRITERIA                                MAXIMUM SCORE

 A. Approach and Methodology – Capability                               30

 B. Total project cost                                                  30

 C. Availability of Key personnel                                       20

 D. Recent experience in similar projects                               10

 E. Hudson/Veteran Initiative                                           10
    (See section 6.6 below)
 TOTAL SCORE                                                           100

             Each Proposer will receive a cost score computed as follows:


             CS = (LPC/PC*30)
             Where: CS = Computed cost score for Proposer
             LPC = Lowest proposed cost of all Proposers
             PC = Proposer’s cost



      6.6 Veteran-Owned and Service-Connected Small Entrepreneurships
(Veteran     Initiative) and Louisiana Initiative for Small Entrepreneurships
(Hudson Initiative)       Programs Participation (Value of 10% of the total
evaluation points)

Ten percent (10%) of the total evaluation points on this RFP are reserved for proposers
who are themselves a certified Veteran or Hudson Initiative Small Entrepreneurship or
who will engage the participation of one or more certified Veteran or Hudson Initiatives
Small Entrepreneurships as subcontractors.

Reserved points shall be added to the applicable proposers’ evaluation score as
follows:

Proposer Status and Reserved Points:

      Proposer is a certified small entrepreneurship: Full amount of the reserved points
      Proposer is not a certified small entrepreneurship but has engaged one or more
       certified small entrepreneurships to participate as subcontractors or distributors.
       Points will be allocated based on the following criteria:
       -the number of certified small entrepreneurships to be utilized

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       -the experience and qualifications of the certified small entrepreneurship(s)
       -the anticipated earnings to accrue to the certified small entrepreneurship(s)



      6.7     Announcement of Contractor: The Evaluation Team will compile the
scores and make a recommendation to the head of the Agency, The Adjutant General,
on the basis of the responsive and responsible Proposer with the highest score.
    The Military Department, State of Louisiana will notify the successful Proposer and
proceed to negotiate terms for final contract. Unsuccessful proposers will be notified in
writing accordingly. The award of a contract is subject to the approval of the Division of
Administration, Office of Contractual Review.


7.0 CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
   7.1 Corporation Requirements: The Contractor must comply with the following:
      7.1.1. If the contractor is a corporation not incorporated under the laws of the
State of Louisiana, the contractor shall have obtained a certificate of authority pursuant
to R. S. 12:301-302 from the Secretary of State of Louisiana.
      7.1.2. If the contractor is a for-profit corporation whose stock is not publicly
traded, the contractor shall ensure that a disclosure of ownership form has been
properly filed with the Secretary of State of Louisiana.
     7.2 Billing and Payment: The Contractor shall provide a monthly invoice to the
Military Department, State of Louisiana indicating the services provided along with
request for payment on a monthly basis for the term of this agreement. Payment shall
be made for completed services only; no advance payments shall be made. Other
billing and payment terms may be negotiated.
    7.3 Confidentiality: All financial, statistical, personal, technical and other data and
information relating to the State's operation which are designated confidential by the
Military Department, State of Louisiana and made available to the contractor in order to
carry out this contract, or which become available to the contractor in carrying out this
contract, shall be protected by the contractor from unauthorized use and disclosure
through the observance of the same or more effective procedural requirements as are
applicable to the Military Department, State of Louisiana. The identification of all such
confidential data and information as well as the State's procedural requirements for
protection of such data and information from unauthorized use and disclosure shall be
provided by the Military Department, State of Louisiana in writing to the contractor. If
the methods and procedures employed by the contractor for the protection of the
contractor's data and information are deemed by the Military Department, State of
Louisiana to be adequate for the protection of the Military Department, State of
Louisiana’s confidential information, such methods and procedures may be used, with
the written consent of the Military Department, State of Louisiana, to carry out the intent


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of this paragraph. The contractor shall not be required under the provisions of the
paragraph to keep confidential any data or information which is or becomes publicly
available, is already rightfully in the contractor's possession, is independently developed
by the contractor outside the scope of the contract, or is rightfully obtained from third
parties. Under no circumstance shall the contractor discuss and/or release information
to the media concerning this project without prior express written approval of the Military
Department, State of Louisiana.


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ATTACHMENT I:                 SCOPE OF SERVICES

1.   OVERVIEW
      A. Project Title: Forest Inventory, Camp Minden Training Site, Minden,
Louisiana.
      B. Purpose: The Contractor shall provide, in a timely manner and by application
of industry standard systematic sampling methodology, an inventory of all commercial
forest located on the Camp Minden Training Site (CMTS) (9,000 acres, more or less) in
Minden, Louisiana. The inventory data will include, but not be limited to, timber volumes
and number of trees by product class, stock and stand tables, average diameter breast
height (DBH), average merchantable height, basal area, site index (SI) and annual
growth data displayed for each compartment, per acre and total for all commercial forest
stands on CMTS. All data will be recorded and displayed in both digital and paper copy
formats. Navigating to plot locations, recording of plot locations and the digital format
employed for recording all data must be in accordance with that set forth herein. This
forest inventory will be hereafter referred to collectively as the Project.
      C. Project Location: The Camp Minden Training Site (CMTS) is located in
Webster and Bossier Parishes in northwest Louisiana approximately 22 miles east of
Shreveport, Louisiana and five miles west of Minden, Louisiana. The CMTS totals
15,268.40 acres in size. CMTS commercial pine forestland total approximately 9,000
acres, more or less.

2.   OBJECTIVE
      A. Objective: The objective of this Scope of Services is to provide instructions
to the Project Contractor, hereafter referred to as the Contractor, and identify
requirements for the Project along with the associated cruise, report, and technical
assistance in development of the Forest Inventory Data Report.
      B. Reason for the Project: The Project is needed in order to provide the data
and information required for proper management of the forest resources located on
CMTS.
      C. Intent of the Contract: The intent of the Contract is to provide for
performance and completion of the Project work in a timely, technically proficient
manner and in accordance with commonly accepted industry standard forestry practices
and forestry best management practices. The Contract work shall be performed by or
under the direct supervision of personnel who are professionally qualified through
education and experience.

3.   INVENTORY SPECIFICATIONS
       A. Technical Services: The Contractor shall provide an inventory of all
merchantable timber using a 10 BAF prism on a spacing of 5 chains between cruise
lines and 4 chains between points. Navigating to points will employ the use of Real
Time Inventory (RTI) in SoloForest. All points will be monumented by pushing pink


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flagging tape into ground at plot center, attaching pink flagging tape above plot center at
eye level, imprinting on pink flagging tape plot in indelible ink the plot number and
cruiser initials, and attaching pink flagging tape to first tallied tree. Tally shall be
conducted in a clockwise manner. Border plots shall be moved one chain away from
compartment boundary.
       B. Tree Tally Specifications: TCruise tree tally specifications shall be provided
as follows:
           (1)   Diameter at breast height (DBH) will be recorded in one-inch diameter
classes.
          (2) Minimum pine pulpwood DBH will be 5 inches and a minimum
merchantable height of 20 feet. Heights will be tallied in five-foot increments after 20
feet. When applicable, heights will be recorded to a 2-inch top to the nearest 5 foot
increment. Any pine pulpwood tree larger than 18 inches DBH shall be considered a
CULL.
            (3) Minimum pine sawtimber DBH will be 11 inches and a minimum height
of one log (16 feet). Heights will be tallied in ½ logs (8 feet) and logs (16 feet) after the
first log. When applicable, heights will be recorded to a 7 inch top to the nearest ½ log
or log.
           (4) Minimum hardwood pulpwood diameter will be 6 inches and a minimum
height of 20 feet. Heights will be tallied in five-foot increments after 20 feet. When
applicable, heights will be recorded to a 2 inch top to the nearest 5 foot increment. Any
hardwood pulpwood tree larger than 18 inches DBH shall be considered a CULL.
             (5) Minimum hardwood sawtimber DBH will be 14 inches and a minimum
height of one log (16 feet). Heights will be tallied in ½ logs (8 feet) and logs (16 feet)
after the first log. When applicable, heights will be recorded to a 10-inch top to the
nearest ½ log or log.
            (6) Tree species will be coded on handheld devices as follows (All data
collection will be done in TCruise):
                 a.   Loblolly Pine – 1
                 b.   Shortleaf Pine – 2
                 c.   Longleaf Pine – 3
                 d.   Marked Loblolly Pine – 4
                 e.   Marked Shortleaf Pine – 5
                 f.   Marked Longleaf Pine – 6
                 g.   All Red Oaks as a group: – 7
                 h.   All White Oaks as a group: – 8
                 i.   Sweetgum: Sawlog – 9
                 j.   Miscellaneous Hardwoods: 10
                 k.   Cypress - 11

      C. Site Index (SI) and Growth Points: SI/Growth will be recorded on every
tenth point (TCruise will prompt cruiser). The Contractor shall select and measure with
instrument first well formed dominate or co-dominate pine species. The Contractor shall


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measure DBH to the nearest tenth of an inch, merchantable height to the nearest ½ log
or log and total height to the nearest foot. The Contractor shall bore tree to obtain tree
age, radial growth for the past 10 years, and bark thickness. If no pine tree is located
on plot, the Contractor shall select the nearest off plot pine and record measurements.
The Contractor shall check OFF PLOT box in TCruise so that tree will not be counted as
a volume tree. The Contractor shall flag SI/Growth tree in plot with pink flagging tape,
write SI on flagging and then proceed with tally in clockwise direction. If tree is outside
plot, the Contractor shall mark with pink flagging tape and write SI on flagging tape.
      D. Timber Inventory Data: Report of Timber Inventory data shall include the
following: (All reports shall be produced in Haglof TCruise Reports and stock and stand
tables in SilvAssist):
           (1)   Volume and number of trees/product class by compartment and per
acre.
           (2)   Average diameter at breast height and height/product class.
           (3)   Compartment basal area and per acre basal area.
           (4)   Statistical probability of accuracy by general product group.

4.      FIELD DATA ACCURACY AND COMPLIANCE AUDIT
      A. Audit Procedures: Louisiana Military Department - Forestry (LMD-F) will
audit five or more plots per compartment. Each audit plot will be judged according to
two characteristics: plot location and total plot score. Allowable error for actual plot
location will be 100 feet from waypoint location as judged by the LMD-F. A cruiser will
need to achieve a plot score of 80 or better on all plot measurements. Each plot will
begin with a score of 100 with deduction applied compared to the audit plot as follows:
            (1) A missing or additional tree on the plot will result in a 2-point deduction
per inch of DBH for the tree as correctly tallied. Example, if the cruiser misses a 10-inch
DBH tree, 20 points will be deducted from the total plot score. Likewise, if the cruiser
includes a 14-inch DBH tree that the auditor does not, 28 points will be deducted.
Borderline trees should be flagged with pine flagging tape by the cruiser with the DBH
and distance and “in” or “out” written with indelible ink on the flagging tape.
           (2)   An incorrect species will result in a 2-point deduction per tree.
           (3)   An incorrect tree product class will result in a 5-point deduction.
           (4) An incorrect DBH will result in a 2-point deduction per DBH class per
tree. For example, if the cruiser called a 7-inch DBH tree that the auditor records as a
9-inch DBH tree, 4 points will be deducted from the plot score.
            (5) An incorrect merchantable height will result in a 2-point deduction per ½
log for sawtimber and 2 point deduction per 5 feet for pulpwood. For example, if the
cruiser called a merchantable height of 3 logs that the auditor records as 4 logs, 4
points will be deducted from the plot score.
          (6) An incorrect total height on SI/Growth trees will result in a 4 point
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           (7) In the event of a misplaced plot (off by more than 100 feet), the
contractor will be required to reinstall the plot.
    B. Compliance Requirement: If two or more of the five-plus plots audited in a
compartment score less than 80, the contractor will be responsible for re-cruising the
compartment.

5.   MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: In order for the Contractor to accomplish the
work under this SOS, it shall be necessary for the Contractor to complete the following
tasks:

     A.   Preliminary Tasks:
          (1) Finalize a Project Work Plan and submit in accordance with instructions
provided by the LMD-F.
           (2) Develop an estimate of funding and resources required to execute the
plan. Such estimates must have restricted access and be “For Official Use Only” due to
protection of government cost estimates.
           (3) Identify specific actions projected over the allowable period of service
that may require legal compliance actions.

     B.   Meetings, Consultation Procedures, Permits, and Authorizations
            (1) Identify all required/needed meetings and consultations. Attend an
initial meeting and a final project completion meeting, at a minimum.
         (2) Assist the Louisiana Military Department with planning, preparation,
arrangement and administration of all required meetings and consultations.
           (3) Determine and obtain all permits and authorizations that are required by
regulations, laws and statues for the Project.

     C.   Site cruise, investigations and inventories.
           (1)   Conduct evaluation/investigations of the Project requirements.
           (2) Inventory, survey, identify, and evaluate significant and necessary
conditions, resources, operations, procedures and other parameters.

     D.   Timber Inventory Data Report.
           (1) Report volume and number of trees/product class, average DBH and
height/product class, stock and stand tables, and basal area by compartment and per
acre.
           (2)   Statistical probability of accuracy by general product group.




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6.   REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    A. Contractor Requirements and Responsibilities. The Contractor
Requirements and Responsibilities shall be as follows:
           (1) The Contractor shall furnish, except as noted or agreed to in writing, all
labor, materials, equipment, tools, transportation, communications, and supplies
required to complete the work in accordance with, this Scope of Services.
          (2) All Contract work shall be performed by or under direct supervision of
personnel who are professionally qualified.
           (3) The Contractor shall coordinate with the project manager to schedule
site evaluations and inventories.
           (4) Upon completion of the Project, the Contractor shall protect all maps,
photographs, historic documents, studies, surveys, inventories, investigations,
evaluations, plans, project reports, and related material obtained/collected during the
course of the Project work.
            (5) Prior to the official award of the contract and notice to proceed, the
Contractor and subcontractor(s) shall complete and provide to the State Contracting
Officer the following documents:
                  a. Certificate of Insurance: The Certificate of Insurance (General
Liability, Vehicle Liability and Workmen’s Compensation) must be submitted by the
Contractor’s Insurance Provider in the format of an ACORD 25 form (latest edition)
and in accordance with minimum requirements and standards to be provided by LAMD.
               b. Indemnification Agreement Form: In the format and in
accordance with minimum requirements and standards to be provided by LAMD.
               c. Certification and Disclosure Form: In the format and in
accordance with minimum requirements and standards to be provided by LAMD.
           (6) The Contractor shall be responsible for payment of all taxes, fees, and
permits incurred in the performance of Contract.

     B. Louisiana Military Department Requirements and Responsibilities. The
Louisiana Military Department requirements and responsibilities shall be as follows:
            (1) The Louisiana Military Department shall furnish all requested access to
information and data; and access to personnel, installations, structures, sites, and
facilities.
           (2) The Louisiana Military Department shall provide all necessary safety
and security briefings, and escorts.


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7.   DELIVERABLES
      A. Contractor Deliverables. All items due and deliverable under this Contract
are identified in Section 5, Major Requirements and Section 6, Requirements and
Responsibilities. All maps, historic documents and other items borrowed from the
Louisiana Military Department or other contractors under the Contract to the Louisiana
Military Department are the property of the Louisiana Military Department and shall be
returned to the Louisiana Military Department upon completion of this Contract. The
following deliverables shall be due as a result of the Contract.

            (1) Finalized Project Work Plan.
            (2) Certificate of Insurance, Indemnification Agreement Form and
Certification and Disclosure Form.
            (3) Stand cruise and inventory plan, tally methodology and tally sheets in
digital and paper formats.
            (4) SI/Growth data collected for every tenth plot and presented in EXCEL
spreadsheet paper copy and in EXCEL digital format.
            (5) Weekly completed compartment TCruise plot files report in digital
format.
            (6) All plot information in digital TCruise format.
            (7) Draft data reports when each 20% of Contract work is completed.
            (8) Final Timber Inventory Data Report. Delivered in paper copy format in
a 3-ring binder and in digital format for the following Haglof TCruise data:
                 a. Timber data summary by compartment and cumulative for Camp
Minden.
                 b. Sawtimber Stock and Stand tables by DBH, merchantable height,
and species.
                 c. Pulpwood Stock and Stand tables by DBH, height in 5 foot
increments, and species.
            (9) Satisfactory completion report from State Contracting Officer (CO).


     B.   Louisiana Military Department Deliverables.
           (1)   Compartment shapefiles and plot wayfiles in SilvAssist.
            (2) LAMD will supply, upon request, site maps, compartment maps, and
plot location maps.
           (3)   TCruise Tree Tally Template for timber cruise data.

8.   MEETINGS AND REVIEWS
     A. Meetings and Consultations: Meetings and consultations will include, but
are not limited to, the following:

           (1)   Meetings with Louisiana Military Department CO or COR(s).

           (2)   Meeting with installation security.


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           (3)   Meeting with installation safety officer.

     B.   Reviews: Reviews will include, but are not limited to, the following:

           (1)   Weekly progress report reviews.

           (2)   Periodic site inspections, surveys and evaluation reviews.

           (3) Progress reviews will be conducted at 10%, 35%, 90% and 100% of
project completion.

           (4)   Other reviews as necessary.

9.   TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
     A. The Contractor shall be responsible for providing all transportation/travel
equipment and funding necessary to fulfill the requirements of this Contract.

     B. The Contractor shall be responsible for all transportation/travel scheduling,
arrangements and contracting necessary to fulfill the requirements of this Contract.

10. CONTRACTING OFFICER (CO) AND CONTRACTING OFFICER’S
REPRESENTATIVE (COR)
     A. The Louisiana Military Department Contracting Officer (CO) is Colonel
(Retired) Lester Schmidt, State Contracting Officer, LAMD, 718 E Street, Camp
Beauregard, Pineville, Louisiana 71360. Telephone (318) 641-5305 and FAX (318)
641-3362.

    B. Louisiana Military Department Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs)
under this Contract are as follows:

          (1) Primary: Colonel (LSG) Carl Thompson, Forestry Program Manager,
LAMD, 100 Louisiana Blvd., Camp Minden, Minden, Louisiana 71055. Telephone (318)
382-4150 and FAX (318) 382-4156.

          (2) Secondary: Chris Robinett, Forestry Supervisor, LAMD, 100 Louisiana
Blvd., Camp Minden, Minden, Louisiana 71055. Telephone (318) 382-4169 and FAX
(318) 382-4155.

           (3) No Louisiana Military Department personnel, other than the CO, shall
have the authority to change or alter these requirements. The CO shall clarify technical
points or supply relevant technical information, but no requirements in this the scope of
services may be altered as a sole result of such verbal clarification.




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11. CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS
  All contract work shall be performed by or under the direct supervision of personnel
  who are professionally qualified.
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ATTACHMENT II:                     CERTIFICATION STATEMENT

1.       ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:            The undersigned hereby acknowledges she/he has read
and understands all requirements and specifications of the Request for Proposals (RFP),
including attachments.

2.    OFFICIAL CONTRACT: The Proposer/Contractor must designate one person to
receive all documents and the method in which the documents are best delivered. Identify the
Contact name and fill in the information below: (Print Clearly)

Typed or Printed Name:

Company Name:

Address:

City:                                              State                       Zip:

        E-mail Address:
        Telephone Number:                   Area Code (       )

        Facsimile Number:                   Area Code (       )
Proposer/Contractor certifies that the above information is true and grants permission to the
Louisiana Military Department to contact the above named person or otherwise verify the
information provided.
By its submission of this proposal and authorized signature below, Proposer/Contractor certifies
that:
              (1)   The information contained in its response to this RFP is accurate;

            (2) Proposer/Contractor complies with each of the mandatory requirements listed
in the RFP and will meet or exceed the functional and technical requirements specified therein;

            (3) Proposer/Contractor accepts the procedures, evaluation criteria, mandatory
contract terms and conditions, and all other administrative requirements set forth in this RFP.

Authorized Signature:

            SIGNATURE of Proposer's Authorized Representative                            DATE

Typed or Printed Name:

Title:

Company Name:

Address:

City:                                              State                       Zip:



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ATTACHMENT III:                CONSULTING SERVICE CONTRACT

STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF BOSSIER
PARISH OF WEBSTER

                                     CONTRACT

Be it known, that on this ___day of ____________2012, the Military Department, State
of Louisiana, 718 E Street, Camp Beauregard, Pineville, LA 71360 (hereinafter
sometimes referred to as “LAMD”), represented by its Deputy Director, Contracting and
Purchasing, Brigadier General Owen W. Monconduit and
______________________________________ (hereinafter sometimes referred to as
Contractor), do hereby enter into contract under the following terms and conditions.

1.   SCOPE OF SERVICES
    A. Project Title: Forest Inventory, Camp Minden Training Site, Minden,
Louisiana.
     B. Purpose: The purpose of this Scope of Services (SOS), Forest Inventory,
Camp Minden Training Site, Minden, Louisiana is to provide the Military Department,
State of Louisiana, in a timely manner a forest inventory of existing forest stands on the
Camp Minden Training Site (CMTS).
     1.1 Description of Services: Contractor will provide all tools, labor, equipment,
transportation, communications, supplies and materials required to conduct a
systematic sample timber estimate of all merchantable timber, prepare and submit a
report of the timber inventory data and provide technical services in accordance with
and as specified in “Scope of Services” and “Schedule of Deliverables” titled “Forest
Inventory, Camp Minden Training Site, Minden, Louisiana”.
     1.2 Statement of Work: In order for the Contractor to accomplish the work under
the project SOS, it shall be necessary for the Contractor to complete the following tasks:
           (1)   Preliminary Tasks
                 a. Prepare a Project Proposal and submit in accordance with
instructions provided by the Louisiana Military Department Forestry (LMD-F).
                b. Develop an estimate of funding and resources required to execute
the plan. Such estimates must have restricted access and be “For Official Use Only”
due to protection of government cost estimates.
                c. Identify specific actions projected over the allowable period of
service that may require legal compliance actions.
           (2)   Meetings, Consultation Procedures, Permits, and Authorizations


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                   a.   Identify all required/needed meetings and consultations.
              b. Assist the Louisiana Military Department with planning, preparation,
arrangement and administration of all required meetings and consultations.
                c. Determine and obtain all permits and authorizations that are
required by regulations, laws and statues for the Project.
             (3)   Site cruise, investigations and inventories
                   a.   Conduct evaluation/investigations of the Project requirements.
                b. Inventory, survey, identify, and evaluate significant and necessary
conditions, resources, operations, procedures and other parameters.
             (4)   Timber Inventory Data Report
               a. Report volume and number of trees/product class, average DBH
and height/product class, stock and stand tables, and basal area by compartment and
per acre.
                   b.   Report statistical probability of accuracy by general product group.
     1.2.1     Goals and Objectives
           (1) Goal: Properly manage the forest resources located on Camp Minden
Training Site (CMTS) for sustainability by complying with the forest management and
harvesting provisions of the Camp Minden Forest Management Plan. The Camp
Minden Forest Management Plan is an appendix to the Camp Minden Integrated
Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP). Installation Integrated Natural
Resources Management Plans are required by the SIKES Act, AR 200-3 and other DoD
policies and instructions. These plans provide guidance and direction for the proper
management of forestland tracts/sites through the application of accepted, established
forest management practices in order to achieve and maintain sustainable forests.
                 a. Objective: In order to properly manage the forest resources located
on CMTS, in accordance with Scope of Services titled “Forest Inventory, Camp Minden
Training Site, Minden, Louisiana”, obtain an inventory of all merchantable timber on
CMTS.
                b. Objective: Conduct the forest inventory by application of an
industry standard systematical sampling methodology of all merchantable timber on all
commercial forest on Camp Minden (9,000 acres, more or less).
                c. Objective: The inventory data will include, but not be limited to,
timber volumes and number of trees by product class, stock and stand tables, average
diameter breast height (DBH), basal area, site index (SI) and annual growth data
displayed for each compartment, per acre and total for all commercial forest on Camp
Minden.
                d. Objective: Provide forest inventory report in both paper and digital
formats in accordance with Scope of Services and Schedule of Deliverables.
         (2) Goal: Obtain forest inventory of all merchantable timber on all
commercial forest on Camp Minden in a timely manner.


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                 a. Objective: Within 6 months of contract award date, obtain all final
deliverables in accordance with Scope of Services and Schedule of Deliverables.
                b. Objective: Upon receipt of all contract required deliverables, award
satisfactory completion report.
     1.2.2 Performance Measures
            (1) The Contractor shall conduct the forest inventory of all merchantable
timber on all commercial forest located on Camp Minden Training Site, Louisiana in an
orderly, technically proficient manner and according to established and accepted
industry standard forestry practices, forestry best management practices and the
Contract Scope of Services.

           (2) Perform and report, as applicable, all forest inventory and associated
operations/activities listed and set forth herein and in the Contract Scope of Services
using TCruise, Real Time Inventory in SoloForest, reports in Haglof TCruise and stock
and stand tables in SilvAssist.

           (3) The Contractor shall conduct the forest inventory in compliance with all
applicable local ordinances and state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines.

           (4) The Contractor shall obtain all required permit(s), license(s) and
authorization(s) and pay all fee(s) and tax(es) required by regulations, laws and
statutes.

            (5) The Contractor shall ensure that all contract work is performed by or
under the direct supervision of personnel who are professionally and duly qualified,
trained, certified and licensed.

           (6) The Contractor shall furnish, except as noted or agreed to in writing, all
labor, materials, equipment, tools, transportation, communications, and supplies
required to complete the work in accordance with, this Scope of Services.

           (7) Upon completion of the Project, the Contractor shall protect all maps,
photographs, historic documents, studies, surveys, inventories, investigations,
evaluations, plans, project reports, and related material obtained/collected during the
course of the Project work.

           (8) The Contractor and subcontractor(s) shall complete and provide to the
contracting officer the following documents:
                  a. Certificate of Insurance: The Certificate of Insurance (General
Liability, Vehicle Liability and Workmen’s Compensation) must be submitted by the
Purchaser’s Insurance Provider in the format of an ACORD 25 form (latest edition)
and in accordance with minimum requirements and standards to be provided by LAMD.
               b. Indemnification Agreement Form: in the format and in
accordance with minimum requirements and standards to be provided by LAMD.



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               c. Certification and Disclosure Form: in the format and in
accordance with minimum requirements and standards to be provided by LAMD.
     1.2.3     Monitoring Plan
           (1) The Louisiana Military Department Contracting Officer (CO), Colonel
(Retired) Lester Schmidt, State Contracting Officer, LAMD, 718 E Street, Camp
Beauregard, Pineville, Louisiana 71360, telephone (318) 641-5305 and FAX (318) 641-
3362 will be responsible for the expenditure of contract funds and monitoring of
contractor operations and performance.
           (2) On-site contact with the Contractor and daily monitoring of the
Contractor’s operations and performance will be the responsibility of the Louisiana
Military Department Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) who are as follows:
              a. Primary: Colonel (LSG) Carl Thompson, Forestry Program
Manager, LAMD, 100 Louisiana Blvd., Camp Minden, Minden, Louisiana 71055.
Telephone (318) 382-4150 and FAX (318) 382-4156.
                b. Secondary: Chris Robinett, Forestry Supervisor, LAMD, 100
Louisiana Blvd., Camp Minden, Minden, Louisiana 71055. Telephone (318) 382-4169
and FAX (318) 382-4155.
            (3) No Louisiana Military Department personnel, other than the Contracting
Officer, shall have the authority to change or alter these requirements. The CO shall
clarify technical points or supply relevant technical information, but no requirements in
this the scope of services may be altered as a sole result of such verbal clarification.
             (4)   The Monitor Plan is the following:
                 a. An initial meeting (pre-inventory) will be conducted before the forest
inventory operation(s) begins in order to identify/review the following areas: Scope of
Services to include, but not limited to, all requirements, deliverables and standards set
forth therein; environmentally sensitive areas; cultural resource sites; and potential
hazards/non-treatment areas to include safety distance zones
                 b. During/while the forest inventory operations are in progress, Field
Data Accuracy and Compliance Audits will be conducted, in accordance with the
provisions set forth in the Scope of Services, in order to ensure compliance.
                 c. The Contractor shall protect all maps, photographs, historic
documents, studies, surveys, inventories, investigations, evaluations, plans, project
reports, and related material obtained/collected during the course of the Project work.
                d. Upon completion of forest inventory operations, a final Project
completion meeting will be conducted between the Contractor and the CO/COR(s) for
the purpose of ensuring all Contract obligations/requirements in accordance with the
Scope of Services have been accomplished.
                  e. Louisiana Military Department - Forestry (LAMD-F) will audit five or
more plots per compartment. Audited plots be scored according to plot location
accuracy and total plot score. Each plot must achieve a minimum score of 80 points out
of a total possible 100 points in order to pass. The Contractor will be required to re-


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cruise compartments with two or more failing plots. Points will be deducted for incorrect
number of trees; species; product class; diameter breast height; merchantable height;
and total height (site index/growth trees). An incorrectly located plot (in excess of 100
feet) will require plot reinstallation.
     1.2.4         Deliverables:
           (1) The Contract will be considered complete when Contractor has
delivered and State has accepted all deliverables specified in the Scope of Services.
           (2) All items due and deliverable under this Contract are listed below. All
maps and other items borrowed from the Louisiana Military Department, State of
Louisiana, hereafter known and referred to as the LAMD, or other contractors under
Contract to the LAMD are the property of the LAMD and shall be returned to the LAMD
upon completion of this Contract. The Contractor will follow all applicable/required
safety and environmental rules, regulations and laws and provide all labor, insurance,
transportation, equipment, materials and supplies necessary to conduct/complete all
Contract work and provide all deliverables set forth herein and in the Contract Scope of
Services (SOS). The deliverables due for this Contract are summarized below:
             (a)     Finalized Project Work Plan.

            (b) Certificate of Insurance, Indemnification Agreement Form and
Certification and Disclosure Form.

            (c) Stand cruise and inventory plan, tally methodology and tally sheets in
digital and paper formats.

         (d) SI/Growth data collected for every tenth plot and presented in EXCEL
spreadsheet paper copy and in EXCEL digital format.

             (e)     Weekly completed compartment TCruise plot files report in digital
format.

             (f)     All plot information in digital TCruise format.

             (g)     Draft data reports when each 20% of Contract work is completed.

            (h) Final Timber Inventory Data Report. Delivered in paper copy format in
a 3-ring binder and in digital format for the following Haglof TCruise data:

                     (1) Timber data summary by compartment and cumulative for Camp
                                        Minden.

                     (2) Sawtimber Stock and Stand tables by DBH, merchantable height,
                                       and species.




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                     (3) Pulpwood Stock and Stand tables by DBH, height in 5 foot
                                       increments, and species.

             (i)      Satisfactory completion report from State Contracting Officer (CO).


1.1.5 Veteran-Owned and Service-Connected Small Entrepreneurships (Veteran
      Initiative) and Louisiana Initiative for Small Entrepreneurships (Hudson Initiative)
      Programs Reporting Requirements

During the term of the contract and at expiration, the Contractor will be required to
report Veteran-Owned and Service-Connected Disabled Veteran-Owned and Hudson
Initiative small entrepreneurship subcontractor or distributor participation and the dollar
amount of each.


     1.2.6         Substitution of Key Personnel
          (1) The Contractor's personnel assigned to this Contract may not be
replaced without the written consent of the State. Such consent shall not be
unreasonably withheld or delayed provided an equally qualified replacement is offered.
           (2) In the event that any State or Contractor personnel become unavailable
due to resignation, illness, or other factors, excluding assignment to project outside this
contract, outside of the State's or Contractor's reasonable control, as the case may be,
the State or the Contractor, shall be responsible for providing an equally qualified
replacement in time to avoid delays in completing tasks. The Contractor will make
every reasonable attempt to assign the personnel listed in his proposal.
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2.    ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
2.1 Term of Contract: This contract shall begin on MM/DD/YYYY and shall
terminate on MM/DD/YYYY.

2.2   STATE FURNISHED RESOURCES

State shall appoint a Project Coordinator for this Contract identified in Section 10.
     CONTRACTING OFFICER (CO) AND CONTRACTING OFFICER’S
REPRESENTATIVE (COR) who will provide oversight of the activities
conducted hereunder. Notwithstanding the Contractor’s responsibility for
management during the performance of this Contract, the assigned Project
Coordinator shall be the principal point of contact on behalf of the State and will
be the principal point of contact for Contractor concerning Contractor’s
performance under this Contract.


2.3        Taxes: Contractor hereby agrees that the responsibility for payment of taxes
from the funds thus received under this Contract shall be the Contractor’s obligation and
identified under Federal Tax Identification Number _______________________.



3.        COMPENSATION AND MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF CONTRACT

3.1       Payment Terms
            (1) In consideration of the services described above, LAMD hereby agrees
to pay the Contractor a maximum fee of (number) Dollars and 00/100 cents
($(number).00). Payment will be made only on approval of the LAMD representative.
If progress and/or completion to the reasonable satisfaction of the LAMD are obtained,
payment is scheduled as follows:
            (2) Payment will be made upon completion of services listed on the invoice
after review by Colonel Carl Thompson or his designated representative and processing
for payment by the State Contracting Officer, Colonel (Ret) Lester R. Schmidt. Invoices
will be submitted by the Contractor in accordance with the attached contract payment
plan dated (MM/DD/YYYY).
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4    TERMINATION:
4.1 Termination for Cause: The LAMD may terminate this Contract for cause based
upon the failure of the Contractor to comply with the terms and/or conditions of the
Contract; provided that LAMD shall give the Contractor written notice specifying the
Contractor’s failure. If within thirty (30) days after receipt of such notice, the Contractor
shall not have either corrected such failure and thereafter proceeded diligently to
complete such correction, then the LAMD may, at its option, place the Contractor in
default and the Contract shall terminate on the date specified in such notice. The
Contractor may exercise any rights available to it under Louisiana law to terminate for
cause upon the failure of the LAMD to comply with the terms and conditions of this
contract; provided that the Contractor shall give LAMD written notice specifying LAMD’s
failure and a reasonable opportunity for LAMD to cure the defect.
4.2 Termination for Convenience: The LAMD may terminate the Contract at any
time by giving thirty (30) days written notice to the Contractor. The Contractor shall be
entitled to payment for deliverables in progress; to the extent work has been performed
satisfactorily.
4.3 Termination for Non-Appropriation of Funds: The continuation of this contract
is contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the legislature to fulfill the requirements
of the contract by the legislature. If the legislature fails to appropriate sufficient monies
to provide for the continuation of the contract, or if such appropriation is reduced by the
veto of the Governor or by any means provided in the appropriations act of Title 39 of
the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 to prevent the total appropriation for the year
from exceeding revenues for that year, or for any other lawful purpose, and the effect of
such reduction is to provide insufficient monies for the continuation of the contract, the
contract shall terminate on the date of the beginning of the first fiscal year for which
funds have not been appropriated.
4.4.a      Remedies for Default: Any claim or controversy arising out of this contract
shall be resolved by the provisions of LSA – R.S. 39:1524-1526.
4.4. b     Ownership: All records, reports, documents and other material delivered or
transmitted to Contractor by LAMD shall remain the property of LAMD, and shall be
returned by Contractor to LAMD, at Contractor’s expense, at termination or expiration of
this contract. All records, reports, documents, or other material related to this contract
and/or obtained or prepared by Contractor” in connection with the performance of the
services contracted for herein shall become the property of LAMD, and shall, upon
request, be returned by Contractor to LAMD, at Contractor expense, at termination or
expiration of this contract.
4.4c      Auditors: It is hereby agreed that the Legislative Auditor of the State of
Louisiana and/or the Office of the Governor, Division of Administrative Auditors shall
have the option of auditing all accounts of the contractor which relate to this contract.
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5       INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure in performance beyond its control
resulting from acts of God or force majeure. The parties shall use reasonable efforts to
eliminate or minimize the effect of such events upon performance of their respective
duties under Contract.
Contractor shall be fully liable for the actions of its agents, employees, partners or
subcontractors and shall fully indemnify and hold harmless the State and its Authorized
Users from suits, actions, damages and costs of every name and description relating to
personal injury and damage to real or personal tangible property caused by Contractor,
its agents, employees, partners or subcontractors, without limitation; provided, however,
that the Contractor shall not indemnify for that portion of any claim, loss or damage
arising hereunder due to the negligent act or failure to act of the State. {Rework this}
If applicable, Contractor will indemnify, defend and hold the State and its Authorized
Users harmless, without limitation, from and against any and all damages, expenses
(including reasonable attorneys' fees), claims, judgments, liabilities and costs which
may be finally assessed against the State in any action for infringement of a United
States Letter Patent with respect to the Products furnished, or of any copyright,
trademark, trade secret or intellectual property right, provided that the State shall give
the Contractor: (i) prompt written notice of any action, claim or threat of infringement
suit, or other suit, (ii) the opportunity to take over, settle or defend such action, claim or
suit at Contractor's sole expense, and (iii) assistance in the defense of any such action
at the expense of Contractor. Where a dispute or claim arises relative to a real or
anticipated infringement, the State or its Authorized Users may require Contractor, at its
sole expense, to submit such information and documentation, including formal patent
attorney opinions, as the Commissioner of Administration shall require.
The Contractor shall not be obligated to indemnify that portion of a claim or dispute
based upon: i) Authorized User's unauthorized modification or alteration of a Product,
Material or Service; ii) Authorized User's use of the Product in combination with other
products not furnished by Contractor; iii) Authorized User's use in other than the
specified operating conditions and environment.
In addition to the foregoing, if the use of any item(s) or part(s) thereof shall be enjoined
for any reason or if Contractor believes that it may be enjoined, Contractor shall have
the right, at its own expense and sole discretion as the Authorized User's exclusive
remedy to take action in the following order of precedence: (i) to procure for the State
the right to continue using such item(s) or part (s) thereof, as applicable; (ii) to modify
the component so that it becomes non-infringing equipment of at least equal quality and
performance; or (iii) to replace said item(s) or part(s) thereof, as applicable, with non-
infringing components of at least equal quality and performance, or (iv) if none of the
foregoing is commercially reasonable, then provide monetary compensation to the State
up to the dollar amount of the Contract.
For all other claims against the Contractor where liability is not otherwise set forth in the
Contract as being "without limitation", and regardless of the basis on which the claim is
made, Contractor's liability for direct damages, shall be the greater of $100,000, the
dollar amount of the Contract, or two (2) times the charges rendered by the Contractor


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under the Contract. Unless otherwise specifically enumerated herein or in the work
order mutually agreed between the parties, neither party shall be liable to the other for
special, indirect or consequential damages, including lost data or records (unless the
Contractor is required to back-up the data or records as part of the work plan), even if
the party has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Neither party shall be
liable for lost profits, lost revenue or lost institutional operating savings.
The State and Authorized User may, in addition to other remedies available to them at
law or equity and upon notice to the Contractor, retain such monies from amounts due
Contractor, or may proceed against the performance and payment bond, if any, as may
be necessary to satisfy any claim for damages, penalties, costs and the like asserted by
or against them.


6. CONTRACT CONTROVERSIES: Any claim or controversy arising out of the
contract shall be resolved by the provisions of Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1524-26.


7.   FUND USE: Contractor agrees not to use contract proceeds to urge any elector
to vote for or against any candidate or proposition on an election ballot nor shall such
funds be used to lobby for or against any proposition or matter having the effect of law
being considered by the Louisiana Legislature or any local governing authority. This
provision shall not prevent the normal dissemination of factual information relative to a
proposition on any election ballot or a proposition or matter having the effect of law
being considered by the Louisiana Legislature or any local governing authority.

8.   ASSIGNMENT: The Contractor shall not assign any interest in this contract and
shall not transfer any interest in same (whether by assignment or novation), without
prior written consent of the LAMD, provided, however, that claims for money due or to
become due to the Contractor from the LAMD may be assigned to a bank, trust
company, or other financial institute without prior written consent. Notice of such
assignment or transfer shall be furnished to the LAMD.

9.   RIGHT TO AUDIT: The State Legislative Auditor, agency, and/or federal
auditors and internal auditors of the Division of Administration. shall have the option to
audit all accounts directly pertaining to the contract for a period of three (3) years from
the date of the last payment made under this contract. Records shall be made available
during normal working hours for this purpose

10. CONTRACT MODIFICATION: No amendment or variation of the terms of
this contract shall be valid unless made in writing, signed by the parties and approved
as required by law. No oral understanding or agreement not incorporated in the
contract is binding on any of the parties.

11. CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA: All financial, statistical, personal, technical
and other data and information relating to the State's operation which are designated
confidential by the State and made available to the contractor in order to carry out this


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contract, or which become available to the contractor in carrying out this contract, shall
be protected by the contractor from unauthorized use and disclosure through the
observance of the same or more effective procedural requirements as are applicable to
the State. The identification of all such confidential data and information as well as the
State's procedural requirements for protection of such data and information from
unauthorized use and disclosure shall be provided by the State in writing to the
contractor. If the methods and procedures employed by the contractor for the protection
of the contractor's data and information are deemed by the State to be adequate for the
protection of the State's confidential information, such methods and procedures may be
used, with the written consent of the State, to carry out the intent of this paragraph. The
contractor shall not be required under the provisions of the paragraph to keep
confidential any data or information which is or becomes publicly available, is already
rightfully in the contractor's possession, is independently developed by the contractor
outside the scope of the contract, or is rightfully obtained from third parties.

12. SUBCONTRACTORS: The Contractor may, with prior written permission from
the State, enter into subcontracts with third parties for the performance of any part of
the Contractor’s duties and obligations. In no event shall the existence of a subcontract
operate to release or reduce the liability of the Contractor to the State and/or State
Agency for any breach in the performance of the Contractor's duties. The contractor will
be the single point of contact for all subcontractor work.

13. COMPLIANCE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS:
             (1) The Contractor agrees to abide by the requirements of the following as
applicable: Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal
Opportunity Act of 1972, Federal Executive Order 11246, the Federal Rehabilitation Act
of 1973, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974,
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Act of 1975, and contractor
agrees to abide by the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Contractor agrees not to discriminate in its employment practices, and will render
services under this contract without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
sexual orientation, veteran status, political affiliation, or disabilities.
           (2) Any act of discrimination committed by Contractor or failure to comply
with these statutory obligations when applicable shall be grounds for termination of this
contract.

14. INSURANCE:
      A. Insurance shall be placed with insurers with an A.M. Best’s rating of no less
than A-: VI. This rating requirement shall be waived for Worker’s Compensation
coverage only. Contractor's Insurance: The Contractor shall not commence work under
this contract until he has obtained all insurance required herein. Certificates of
Insurance, fully executed by officers of the Insurance Company written or countersigned
by an authorized Louisiana State agency, shall be filed with the State of Louisiana for
approval. The Contractor shall not allow any sub-contractor to commence work on his
subcontract until all similar insurance required for the subcontractor has been obtained


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and approved. If so requested, the Contractor shall also submit copies of insurance
policies for inspection and approval of the State of Louisiana before work is
commenced. Said policies shall not hereafter be canceled, permitted to expire, or be
changed without thirty (30) days' notice in advance to the State of Louisiana and
consented to by the State of Louisiana in writing and the policies shall so provide.

      B. Compensation Insurance: Before any work is commenced, the Contractor
shall maintain during the life of the contract, Workers’ Compensation Insurance for all of
the Contractor’s employees employed at the site of the project. In case any work is
sublet, the Contractor shall require the subcontractor similarly to provide Workers’
Compensation Insurance for all the latter’s employees, unless such employees are
covered by the protection afforded by the Contractor. In case any class of employees
engaged in work under the contract at the site of the project is not protected under the
Workers’ Compensation Statute, the Contractor shall provide for any such employees,
and shall further provide or cause any and all subcontractors to provide Employer’s
Liability Insurance for the protection of such employees not protected by the Workers’
Compensation Statute.

      C. Commercial General Liability Insurance: The Contractor shall maintain during
the life of the contract such Commercial General Liability Insurance which shall protect
him, the State, and any subcontractor during the performance of work covered by the
contract from claims or damages for personal injury, including accidental death, as well
as for claims for property damages, which may arise from operations under the contract,
whether such operations be by himself or by a subcontractor, or by anyone directly or
indirectly employed by either or them, or in such a manner as to impose liability to the
State. Such insurance shall name the State as additional insured for claims arising from
or as the result of the operations of the Contractor or his subcontractors. In the
absence of specific regulations, the amount of coverage shall be as follows:
Commercial General Liability Insurance, including bodily injury, property damage and
contractual liability, with combined single limits of $1,000,000.

     D. Insurance Covering Special Hazards: Special hazards as determined by the
State shall be covered by rider or riders in the Commercial General Liability Insurance
Policy or policies herein elsewhere required to be furnished by the Contractor, or by
separate policies of insurance in the amounts as defined in any Special Conditions of
the contract included therewith.

     E. Licensed and Non-Licensed Motor Vehicles: The Contractor shall maintain
during the life of the contract, Automobile Liability Insurance in an amount not less than
combined single limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury/property damage.
Such insurance shall cover the use of any non-licensed motor vehicles engaged in
operations within the terms of the contract on the site of the work to be performed there
under, unless such coverage is included in insurance elsewhere specified.

    F. Subcontractor’s Insurance: The Contractor shall require that any and all
subcontractors, which are not protected under the Contractor’s own insurance policies,



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take and maintain insurance of the same nature and in the same amounts as required
of the Contractor.



15. APPLICABLE LAW: This contract shall be governed by and interpreted in
accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana. Venue of any action brought with
regard to this contract shall be in the Nineteenth Judicial District Court, parish of East
Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana.

16. CODE OF ETHICS: The contractor acknowledges that Chapter 15 of Title 42
of the Louisiana Revised Statutes (R.S. 42:1101 et. seq., Code of Governmental Ethics)
applies to the Contracting Party in the performance of services called for in this
contract. The contractor agrees to immediately notify the state if potential violations of
the Code of Governmental Ethics arise at any time during the term of this contract.

17. SEVERABILITY: If any term or condition of this Contract or the application
thereof is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other terms, conditions, or
applications which can be given effect without the invalid term, condition, or application;
to this end the terms and conditions of this Contract are declared severable.

18. COMPLETE CONTRACT: This is the complete Contract between the parties
with respect to the subject matter and all prior discussions and negotiations are merged
into this contract. This Contract is entered into with neither party relying on any
statement or representation made by the other party not embodied in this Contract and
there are no other agreements or understanding changing or modifying the terms. This
Contract shall become effective upon final statutory approval.

19. ENTIRE AGREEMENT & ORDER OF PRECEDENCE: This contract
together with the RFP and contractor’s proposal which are incorporated herein; shall, to
the extent possible, be construed to give effect to all of its provisions; however, where
provisions are in conflict, first priority shall be given to the provisions of the contract,
excluding the Request for Proposals, its amendments and the Proposal; second priority
shall be given to the provisions of the Request for Proposals and its amendments; and
third priority shall be given to the provisions of the Contractor’s Proposal.

20. FISCAL FUNDING: The continuation of this contract is contingent upon the
availability of funds to fulfill the requirements of the contract by LAMD. Should sufficient
funding not be appropriated or the amount of funds allocated to this project be reduced,
the contract may be cancelled by LAMD and the Contractor shall be paid for work
performed or materials purchased prior to the cancellation of the contract. For the
purpose of the contract it is understood by both parties that the LAMD shall provide the
total funds for this project.




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21. “E-verify”: Any perspective entity entering into this Consulting Service Contract will
provide private employer verifications in a sworn affidavit attesting to both of the
following:
          (1) The private employer is registered and participates in a status verification
system to verify that all employees in the state of Louisiana are legal citizens of the
United States or are legal aliens.
            (2) The private employer shall continue, during the term of the contract, to
utilize a status verification system to verity the legal status of all new employees in the
state of Louisiana.
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THUS DONE AND SIGNED AT Camp Beauregard, Pineville, Louisiana and Camp
Minden, Minden, Louisiana on the day, month and year first written above.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of this ____day

of ________________, 2012.


WITNESSES SIGNATURES:                  MILITARY DEPARTMENT SIGNATURE:

___________________________  By: ____________________________________
                                             Owen W. Monconduit
____________________________ Title: Brigadier General, State Military Department
                                    Deputy Director, Contracting and Purchasing




WITNESSES SIGNATURES                   CONTRACTOR SIGNATURE:

_____________________________          By:_________________________________


_____________________________          Title: _______________________________



            Tax I.D. # ____________________Telephone: (___)_________________




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