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									The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy                                               Request for Qualifications
Solicitation No. RFQ-2011-001                               Trail Installation, Repair, and Rehabilitation Services


               REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS:
 TRAIL INSTALLATION, REPAIR, AND REHABILITATION SERVICES
   FOR THE GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVANCY
                       (RFQ-2011-001)

1. PROJECT INTRODUCTION

   The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (“Parks Conservancy”) is soliciting Statements of
   Qualifications (“SOQ” or “submittal”) from one or more qualified vendors to perform trail
   installation, repair, and rehabilitation services and related support for natural resource projects
   on Golden Gate National Recreational Area (GGNRA) lands in Marin, San Francisco, and San
   Mateo Counties. Services will be performed on an as-needed basis, as directed by the Parks
   Conservancy Manager. Through this RFQ process, the Parks Conservancy plans to select
   one or more vendors demonstrating successful performance, specialized expertise, and
   strong capabilities in the areas described in this RFQ.

   The projects will be performed on National Parks lands that are used extensively by the public.
   These sites often support sensitive biological resources, and may contain designated National
   Historic Landmarks or other cultural resources. Thus, additional goals of the projects include
   protection of sensitive biological resources; protection of historic buildings and sensitive cultural
   and historic resources; ensuring the safety of the public; and wherever possible maintaining the
   quality of the visitor experience. The projects may require the involvement of the National Park
   Service (“NPS”), the Presidio Trust (Trust), other public agencies, stakeholder organizations and
   the public.

   NOTICE: This Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) has established a preference for
   participation by Small and Disadvantaged Business concerns qualified under the criteria and size
   standards in 13 CFR 121 for NAICS Code 115310 or 541990. “Disadvantaged and Small
   Business Concerns” includes Small Disadvantaged, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns,
   and Minority or Women Business Enterprises certified by the Unified Certification Program, the
   California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the State of California, or the City and
   County of San Francisco Human Rights Commission. Refer to Section 5 of this RFQ.

   NOTE: For purposes of this RFQ, the term “vendor”, “contractor’, “company” or “firm” may
   mean company, firm, team, or joint venture.

   Submittals will be evaluated based upon the criteria set forth in this RFQ. The Parks
   Conservancy anticipates awarding one or more indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts
   with a three-year base term, with an option to extend the contract for additional option years.
   Subsequent Contract Work Orders will be awarded to authorize work and obligate funds as
   needed on a project-specific basis.




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2. BACKGROUND

   2.1     The Parks Conservancy

           The Parks Conservancy will be the contracting entity. The Parks Conservancy is a non-
           profit membership organization created to:
               •     Preserve the Golden Gate National Parks,
               •     Enhance the experiences of park visitors, and
               •     Build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future.

           Established in 1981, the Parks Conservancy is a cooperating association authorized by
           Congress to support and assist the National Park Service in research, interpretation and
           conservation programs.

           The Park Conservancy's work is undertaken with generous contributions from
           individual, corporate and foundation donors, as well as income earned from operating
           park bookstores, merchandise and retail, publishing educational materials, and providing
           interpretive tours. Since its inception in 1981, the Parks Conservancy has provided the
           National Park Service with nearly $80 million in aid and is recognized as one of the
           largest, most effective park partners in the country.

   2.2     Setting

           The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is a unit of the National Park
           Service (NPS) and is one of the largest urban national parks in the world. Established in
           1972, as part of a trend to make national park resources more accessible to urban
           populations and bring “parks to the people”, GGNRA’s 75,398 acres of land and water
           extend north of the Golden Gate Bridge to Tomales Bay in Marin County and south to
           Phleger Estate in San Mateo County, encompassing 59 miles of bay and ocean shoreline.
           These lands represent one of the nation’s largest coastal preserves and attract 16 million
           visitors each year, making GGNRA one of NPS’s most highly visited units.

           The park contains numerous historical and cultural resources, including the Marin
           Headlands, Fort Point National Historic Site, and the Presidio of San Francisco. These
           sites contain a variety of archeological sites, military forts and other historic structures
           which present a rich chronicle of history, including Native American culture, the Spanish
           Empire frontier, the Mexican Republic, evolution of American coastal fortifications,
           maritime history, 18th century to early 20th century agriculture, military history,
           California Gold Rush, Buffalo Soldiers, and the growth of urban San Francisco.

           Golden Gate National Recreation Area is also rich in natural resources – it is comprised
           of 19 separate ecosystems in 7 distinct watersheds and is home to 1,273 plant and animal
           species. With 80 sensitive, rare, threatened, or endangered plant and animal species –
           including the northern spotted owl, California red-legged frog, coho salmon and
           steelhead trout – the park has the fourth largest number (33) of federally protected or
           endangered species of all units in the National Park system.


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   2.3     Trail Construction, Repair and Rehabilitation Services

           Services under this RFQ may include the following:
               •   Construct new trails – Full bench cut construction; installing natural tread such
                   as compacted chert, shale, or decomposed granite; rolling dip design and
                   construction; grading to slope water off trails; installing erosion control materials
                   in disturbed areas along new trail alignment; installation of other features such as
                   fences, bridges, stairs, steps, landings, boardwalks, elevated trails, puncheons,
                   free-span bridges, trestles, retaining walls, culverts, wet water crossings, and
                   other drainage systems;
               •   Repair existing trails – Improving drainage and reducing erosion on and
                   adjacent to trails; realigning existing trails; re-grading; re-contouring; installing
                   rolling dips; installing new features such as bridges, retaining walls, culverts, and
                   other drainage systems; creation of new trail segments that link to the existing
                   trail segments; and other repairs;
               •   Rehabilitate decommissioned trails – Re-grading and re-contouring back to
                   pre-trail grade, compacting soils, installing erosion control, and preparing the site
                   for planting;
               •   Assist with developing trail alignments – including design, consultation on
                   best construction methods, best design solutions, best materials, etc;
               •   Coordinate with project partners – Coordinating with all project partners
                   (NPS, Presidio Trust) as well as other state, local and federal agencies and
                   volunteers.

   2.4     Minimum Qualifications of Applicants

           The Parks Conservancy has established the following minimum qualifications for the
           trail construction, repair, and rehabilitation services contract:
               •   Demonstrated ability to successfully perform work in environmentally sensitive
                   areas, including endangered species habitats and sensitive historic resource areas.
               •   Demonstrated ability to complete work on public lands, including National Park
                   Service Lands or other similar public lands settings with minimal effects on
                   natural habitats and species.
               •   At least 5 years experience building trails in wild-lands settings, preferably on
                   public lands. Experience with trail construction using hand-labor only, and with
                   trail construction using equipment such as tractors, bobcats, and front end
                   loaders.
                   Note: Contractor is advised that some projects are located in rugged
                   terrain; some project areas are located in remote locations and/or have
                   limited vehicle access. Some sites do not have ready access to water, and




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                   some sites have poison oak and other hazards that may require special
                   construction methods or safety practices.
               •   Demonstrated experience with trail construction meeting universal design
                   standards to specifically include re-aligning, upgrading and constructing trails that
                   meet the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard for Federal Facilities,
                   Date May 8, 2006 and the proposed guidelines in the Draft Final Accessibility
                   Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas, Date October 19, 2009 section F247
                   Trails.
               •   Demonstrated experience designing erosion control systems, and proven
                   experience installing both large and small scale erosion control systems using a
                   variety of techniques.
               •   Appropriate Licensing and Insurance (described in more detail below) for the
                   types of work described herein.

   2.5     Specialty Expertise

           In addition to the Minimum qualifications listed above, it is preferable that the successful
           Candidate also have the following specialty services expertise:
               •   Demonstrated experience with sustainable trail building practices (e.g. creating
                   low-maintenance trail alignments, rolling dip construction, using recycled or
                   onsite building materials (such as available logs), and similar green building
                   practices that will help ensure that the finished trails have a long functional
                   lifespan and require minimal maintenance and repairs over time.
               •   Demonstrated experience working with outside labor forces (e.g. the California
                   Conservation Corps or other County Conservation Corps, prison labor crews) is
                   preferable.

   2.6     Environmental Sensitivity and Sustainable Work Practices

           The Parks Conservancy, together with its project partners, encourages the use of
           sustainable work materials and practices. This RFQ is actively seeking project partners
           who have demonstrated ability to perform work that is in line with these objectives. The
           Parks Conservancy actively encourages the development of thoughtful project designs
           and management practices that minimize project disturbance footprints and result in the
           least amount of damage or disruption to natural communities, plant and wildlife species,
           and historic and cultural resources. The Parks Conservancy encourages sensitivity to
           Park visitors, and to design and implementation methods that will cause the least
           disruption to Park visitor enjoyment.

           The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability in the following areas:
               •   Perform work in environmentally sensitive locations, including endangered
                   species habitats and sensitive historic resource areas.




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               •   Complete work on public lands, including National Park Service Lands or other
                   similar public lands settings.
               •   Ensure visitor safety, and complete projects in a manner that is sensitive to
                   visitors and the visitor experience.
               •   Utilize approved construction methods and materials that are consistent with
                   quality management and maintenance standards.
               •   Use green-building methods, recycled materials (whenever feasible), and develop
                   environmentally responsible, energy efficient, and low-maintenance projects
                   wherever possible.
               •   Solve problems and develop innovative solutions.

   2.7     Project Locations

           This RFQ covers potential work throughout the GGNRA including, but not limited to
           (See Figure 1):
               •   Marin County: Marin Headlands, Tennessee Valley, Muir Beach, Muir Woods
                   and Redwood Creek;
               •   San Francisco County: the Presidio, Lands End, Ocean Beach and Fort
                   Funston;
               •   San Mateo County: Mori Point, Sweeney Ridge, Milagra Ridge, Rancho Corral
                   del Tierra, and Phleger Estate.

3. SCOPE OF SERVICES

   3.1     Scope of Services

           The Scope of Services (“Scope”) may include the following: planning, implementation,
           maintenance, and performance monitoring elements of trail construction, repair, and
           rehabilitation.

           The Scope includes both consulting services and field work, and may include other
           activities related to trail construction, repair, and rehabilitation. The Scope may include,
           but is not limited to, the following types of services described below:
               •   Constructing new trails, including but not limited to full bench cut
                   construction methods, rolling dip construction, installation of “blind” retaining
                   walls, construction of new facilities such as stairs, steps, landings, boardwalks,
                   elevated trails, free-span bridges, trestles, and puncheons. Wherever possible,
                   Contractor should seek to use on-site materials (e.g., stone, cut wood from tree
                   removal activities, brush piles from tree removal activities, native soils), or
                   recycled or green building materials and ecologically sustainable building
                   practices. The finished trails should blend into the landscape, and should require
                   minimal repair and maintenance. Use of various tread materials as necessary to



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                   meet the needs of specific projects, from rustic wildland trails to high-impact
                   multi-use trails that meet AGODA or ABAAS standards.
               •   Repairing existing trails, including but not limited to re-grading to create
                   rolling dips; re-contouring trail surfaces to direct water off trails by out-sloping
                   trails or installing reverse grades; installation of drainage systems such as culverts,
                   ditches, gravel or wet water crossings with rock armor; installing “blind”
                   retaining walls and similar structures to stabilize trails, and installing other
                   features such as bridges, boardwalks, elevated trails, and trestles to pass over
                   problem areas. In some instances, short stretches of new trail may be required to
                   repair a problem on an existing trail system.
               •   Rehabilitating non-designated trails, including re-grading and re-contouring
                   the old trail surface to match surrounding land contours, compressing soils to
                   ‘erase’ the hydrologic memory of the old trail surface, and preparing the soil
                   surface for planting. Contractor may also be required to install necessary trail
                   closure devices, including, but not limited to, brush piles, signs, and/or fencing
                   to keep visitors from entering the restored area. Contractor will be expected to
                   coordinate trail building activities with Parks Conservancy staff, or other
                   restoration contractors who will be conducting restoration work such as re-
                   vegetation (under separate contract). Repairs will be determined on a case-by-
                   case basis, in consultation with Parks Conservancy staff and other project
                   partners.
               •   Coordinating, designing, and installing protective structures to allow
                   construction activities to occur near sensitive historic structures such as
                   bunkers, without damage to these structures. In some locations, such as the
                   Presidio of San Francisco, planned trail improvements occur near historic
                   structures, or trail construction site access will necessitate passing near or over
                   historic sites, active remediation work areas, or other sensitive areas. In these
                   locations, contractor is expected to coordinate with NPS, Presidio Trust, and
                   historians and cultural resource specialists to determine appropriate protective
                   measures that will be required during construction. Protective measures may
                   include, but are not limited to, building temporary access trails for visitors, sign
                   installation, use of designated staging areas and access routes, and use of fencing,
                   timber ‘mats’, or other methods to protect features from construction damage.
                   Protective activities will be determined on a case-by case basis, in consultation
                   with Parks Conservancy staff and other project partners.
               •   Designing and installing erosion control systems and reconfiguring
                   drainage systems, including small and large installations depending on the
                   setting and size of the trail projects and the erosion potential of the site. Erosion
                   control materials produced from vegetation (e.g., rice straw) should be certified
                   weed seed-free.
               •   Assisting with developing trail alignments, including design, value
                   engineering for project components, consultation on best construction
                   methods, materials, etc.




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               •   Managing all aspects of project activities including quality control of work
                   products, budgeting, and employee and subcontractor performance.
               •   Managing all aspects of project implementation, including traffic controls,
                   pedestrian and bicycle detours, temporary fence and sign installation, etc.
               •   Preparing budget and performance evaluations such as percent work
                   completed reports, treatment success assessments; invoices, daily work logs,
                   quarterly progress reports, and annual reports.
               •   Coordinating with other contractors, including multiple contractors on
                   same project or non-related but adjacent projects.
               •   Cooperating with Parks Conservancy staff, Presidio Trust staff, NPS staff,
                   and designated Parks Conservancy representatives.

               The Parks Conservancy reserves the right in its sole discretion to add, expand,
               modify, or remove elements from this Scope. Any such elements may be performed
               by the Parks Conservancy or by other Parks Conservancy consultants or contractors.

4. EXAMPLE PROJECTS

           This contract will cover a wide variety of trail construction, repair, and rehabilitation
           activities over the anticipated three year contracting period. The first Example Project is
           an example of a successfully completed trail project with a variety of additional features,
           such as stairs and sutter walls, which are often part of our trail projects. The second
           Example Project is an upcoming project that the Park Conservancy will be
           implementing, and is considered an example of the type of projects that may be
           undertaken during the course of this contract.

           As part of the submittal package for this RFQ, applicants are directed to describe their
           approaches to conducting the second Example Project. These projects will be visited
           during the pre-submittal site visit. Refer to Section 5 of this RFQ.

           Note: The Example Projects do NOT cover all aspects of trail work covered in this
           RFQ. Applicants should include experience with other types of trail construction and
           repair projects in their submittal package.

   4.1     Example of Completed Project: Batteries to Bluffs Trail – Presidio, San Francisco

           Description: (See Figure 2)
           The Presidio is located in the northwest corner of the San Francisco peninsula, it has
           unique wildlife habitat and many historic military features. The Batteries to Bluffs Trail,
           along the western coastal bluffs of the Presidio, offers a short hike for park visitors. The
           Batteries to Bluffs Trail Project created a safe, stable trail that allows visitors to traverse
           the bluff’s slopes from Battery Godfrey to Battery Crosby, with a spur trail providing
           beach access. The new trail alignment follows several well-established designated and
           non-designated trails that largely avoid sensitive natural and cultural resources and
           improve visitor safety, reducing many existing resource impacts. This area contains


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             significant cultural resources relating to the military history of the Presidio, and several
             rare plant populations and wetland features.
             The Batteries to Bluffs Trail Project increased sustainability of trail surface and
             infrastructure, improved natural drainage, reduced impacts to geologic and wetland
             resources, and enhanced visitor experience and connection to beach areas. Additionally,
             this project included removing all non-designated trails from the western side of the
             newly constructed trail to protect natural resources.

             The Project included:
                Construction of approximately 2980 feet of new trail tread (including the creation of
                approximately 25 linear feet of box steps and 418 feet of wood stringer steps;)
                Construction of a beach connector trail, including the installation of safety railing in
                the lower section;
                Construction of two bridges
                Construction of two sutter walls;
                Installation of erosion control materials;
                Decommissioning of approximately 9610 feet of non-designated trails and 1843 feet
                of former Batteries to Bluffs trail footprint;
                Installation of approximately 10ft feet of improved drainage features (such as drain
                lens);


    4.2      Example Project: Presidio Coastal Trail South – Presidio, San Francisco

Description: (See Figure 3)
The Coastal Trail corridor in the Presidio offers visitors a multi-use trail on the west side of Lincoln
Boulevard from the Golden Gate Bridge to the 25th Avenue Gate, it is served by a northern
trailhead and a series of overlooks. The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate and improve the
section of the California Coastal Trail between Pacific Overlook and Battery Chamberlain Road.
Improvements to the Presidio Coastal Trail will provide the greatest level of accessibility feasible
within this steep and rugged terrain; align sections of the trail to address changed environmental
conditions; support resource preservation; provide for sustainable trail design and construction; link
to other regional and local trails; and mix pedestrians and slow-moving bicycles on a continuous
trail.
Objectives of the proposed project include:

•         Widen and upgrade the existing roadside trail along Lincoln Boulevard from its current two
          feet in width to 10 feet in width, to be defined by proximity to sensitive resources.
•         Construct a trail which will meet U.S. Access Board’s guidelines for accessibility in outdoor
          areas. Where this is not feasible, propose alternative alignments compatible with the setting.
•         Construct a trail which will have reduced potential for erosion.

•         Construct improvements to the Battery Crosby Trail access point.

•         Construct improvements to the Battery Chamberlain Road access point.


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•         Install trail tread using a natural surface that meets firmness and stability requirements per
          AGODA guidelines.

•         Install retaining walls as needed.

•         Install short boardwalk or raised trail features over wetland features or drainages as needed.

•         Install erosion control.


5. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

    5.1       Suggested Pre-Submittal Site Visit

              A suggested pre-submittal site visit is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2011 to visit the
              two Example Projects. Vendors not attending this site visit may request photographs of
              the example projects.

              Meet at Baker Beach parking lot at 1pm on Thursday, April 21, 2011. The site visit will
              be approximately two hours long. See Figure 4 for locations and directions.

    5.2       General

              All references to “Contractor” in these instructions shall mean a Contractor submitting
              as a corporation, as an individual, as a partnership, or as a joint venture. A Parks
              Conservancy representative shall be entitled to contact each and every reference listed
              and each and every entity referenced in response to this RFQ. The Contractor, by
              completing the SOQ, expressly agrees that any information concerning the Contractor in
              possession of said entities and references shall be made available to the Parks
              Conservancy without liability. The Contractor shall provide only complete and accurate
              information. The Contractor hereby warrants that, to the best of its knowledge and
              belief, the responses contained herein are true, accurate, and complete. The Contractor
              also acknowledges that the Parks Conservancy is relying on the truth and accuracy of the
              responses contained herein. If it is later discovered that the Contractor knowingly
              provided false material information in response to this RFQ, said action shall constitute
              grounds for immediate termination or rescission by the Parks Conservancy of any
              subsequent agreement with the Contractor. The SOQ, its completion and submission by
              the Contractor, and its use by the Parks Conservancy, shall not give rise to any liability
              on the part of the Parks Conservancy to the Contractor or any third party or person. The
              Contractor accepts all risk and cost associated with the completion of the SOQ without
              financial guarantee.




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   5.3     Submittal Format

           The submittal should be prepared simply and economically to provide a straightforward,
           concise description of the company’s expertise and capability to perform the required
           services. Please make every effort to limit the submittal size and use double-sided
           copying where possible.

           Submittals must include ALL of the components described in Section 5.4 to be
           considered complete. The Parks Conservancy reserves the right to disqualify any
           submittal that is deemed incomplete, without further review.

   5.4     Submittal Content

           5.4.1   Letter of Transmittal
                   The submittal must include a letter of transmittal indicating a single point of
                   contact (Project Manager), mailing address, telephone and facsimile number, and
                   e-mail address.

           5.4.2   General Information
                   Provide a cover letter outlining general information regarding your company’s
                   history, organizational structure, size, primary expertise, website address, and any
                   other pertinent information. (Maximum 2 pages)

                   Provide any promotional materials relevant to the types of services covered in
                   this RFQ.

           5.4.3   Specialized Experience on Relevant Projects and Past Performance
                   Describe your company’s relevant and specialized experience on current and past
                   projects of similar scope and complexity that exemplify superior performance of
                   the types of services described in Section 3 of this RFQ that were completed by
                   the proposed Key Personnel (see 5.4.4).

                   Describe no more than 6 projects that your team has completed that best
                   exemplify your experience. Include the name of the project, its location, and a
                   brief description of the nature, scope, duration, and budget of the services
                   provided. Describe the technical expertise that your company brought to the
                   project. Include experience working in National Parks, state parks and other
                   natural areas and how you created and maintained a cooperative working
                   relationship with federal, state, or local agencies and regulators. Identify when
                   the projects were implemented, and whether they were implemented by the
                   proposed team, or by individuals within the team or by subcontractors. Identify
                   each individual’s particular responsibility as a member of the team. Address
                   quality of work, compliance with performance schedules and cost control.
                   Briefly describe internal quality assurance/quality control and cost control
                   procedures. Indicate cost control effectiveness by listing change orders for each
                   project.




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           5.4.4   Project Team and Key Personnel
                   Provide a list of your proposed key personnel, including names, titles,
                   qualifications, and experience of individuals who will be assigned to projects.
                   Address the roles of the various team members, overall responsibility for the
                   project, and how long the proposed team has been in place. Identify the key
                   point of contact for the project. Describe a current or recent project that
                   demonstrates the superior performance of the Key Personnel in roles similar to
                   those proposed for this project. Include copies of resumes of each of the key
                   personnel as part of this submittal component.

           5.4.5   Project Management
                   Describe how you would approach project management for projects performed
                   under the resulting contract. Address the following:
                       •    Communications with the Parks Conservancy Manager, Parks
                            Conservancy staff, Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Recreation
                            Area, regulatory agencies, volunteers and others;
                       •    Methods to control costs and avoid schedule delays;
                       •    Special values or unique abilities or approaches the company believes
                            will contribute to the completion of the project;
                       •    Discuss how you will manage your team and how will you communicate
                            with subcontractors and ensure quality control;
                       •    Compatibility of technology between the Parks Conservancy, GGNPC,
                            Presidio Trust, other natural resource consultants and your company is
                            important for effective project management. Describe your company’s
                            information technology systems, including GIS and GPS capabilities (if
                            applicable). Describe your company’s expertise in Microsoft Word,
                            Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, and Computer Aided Design and
                            Drafting (CADD) or similar programs if applicable;
                       •    Describe your experience with keeping track of hours for reporting
                            requirements.

           5.4.6   Project Approach for Example Project
                   Using the first example project for reference, describe the approach you would
                   take if you were implementing the second Example Project described in Section
                   4 of this RFQ.

                   Your proposed project approach should highlight your team’s unique skills,
                   creativity, and expertise, and demonstrate your knowledge of trail construction,
                   repair, rehabilitation, erosion control, and ability to perform activities in these
                   unique project settings.

                   Address the following items in discussing your approach to implementing each
                   of the Example Projects:



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                       1.   Describe your considerations and approach to trail installation, including
                            what types of equipment you require and how you would minimize
                            effects on endangered species and other sensitive habitat.
                       2.   Describe your approach to constructing new trails including switchbacks
                            on steep, easily eroded substrate, bridges, features to improve drainage,
                            and boardwalks.
                       3.   What measures or phasing would you employ to minimize construction
                            impacts, including construction footprint and potential impacts to
                            sensitive species?
                       4.   Discuss ideas for efficient budget/cost management.
                       5.   Discuss anticipated problems or issues.
                       6.   Discuss unanticipated issues that should be considered.
                       7.   Discuss anticipated trail maintenance needs and duration.

           5.4.7   Schedule of Rates
                   Provide a fee schedule (including proposed subcontractors’ fee schedules, if any)
                   listing proposed hourly rates (fully burdened) by title/position. Indicate if these
                   are standard or discounted labor rates. Also specify (a) proposed markup on
                   reimbursable expenses (if any); (b) proposed markup on subcontractors’ fees and
                   expenses (if any); and (c) proposed annual “Cost of Living” escalation percentage
                   for additional option years.

           5.4.8   Work Questionnaire
                   Complete and return Attachment 1, Work Questionnaire. Include copies of all
                   requested supporting documents.

           5.4.9   References
                   Complete and return Attachment 2, Project History with References, including
                   contact names and phone numbers. Parks Conservancy reserves the right to
                   contact the references provided to verify the accuracy of reported project
                   histories.

           5.4.10 List of Proposed Subcontractors
                  Complete and return Attachment 3, Contractors List of Proposed
                  Subcontractors and Suppliers.

           5.4.11 Representations and Certifications
                  Complete and return Attachment 4, Representations and Certifications.

           5.4.12 Business Organization and Size Certification
                  Complete and return Attachment 5, Business Organization and Size
                  Certification.




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           5.4.13 Determination of Responsibility Questionnaire
                  Complete and return Attachment 6, Determination of Responsibility
                  Questionnaire.

           5.4.14 Insurance
                  Provide Certificate(s) of Insurance reflecting the minimum required extent and
                  form of current coverage in:
                       •    Commercial General Liability with a limit of not less than $1,000,000 per
                            occurrence and $2,000,000 total aggregate;
                       •    Business Automobile Liability with a combined single limit of not less
                            than $1,000,000; and
                       •    Workers’ Compensation in accordance with State of California law, and
                            Employers Liability with a limit of not less than $1,000,000 each
                            accident.

           5.4.15 Licenses
                  Provide proof of current licenses required for the types of work described
                  herein, including a current and valid California Contractor’s license.

   5.5     Submission of SOQs

           Submit five (5) complete copies and one Public Copy (refer to Exhibit B) of your
           submittal no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011 as shown below:

               Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
               ATTN: Garrett Lee, Projects Office
               Bldg 201 Fort Mason
               San Francisco, CA 94123

           Submittals that are not actually received at the designated address by the specified
           deadline may not be considered. The Parks Conservancy may not consider submittals
           that have been mailed or postmarked prior to the deadline but which are not delivered
           to, or received at the designated address prior to the deadline. Electronic or facsimile
           transmissions of submittals will not be accepted.

           Hard copies of your submittal must be enclosed in a sealed envelope or box stating
           “SUBMITTAL: RFQ-2011-001” and your company’s complete name and address. All
           submittals become the property of the Parks Conservancy. The Parks Conservancy will
           retain all responses to the RFQ for its official record. The Parks Conservancy will not
           furnish any pre-selection information concerning the status of submittals other than the
           acknowledgment that a submittal has been received. A list of all companies responding
           to the RFQ is available from the Parks Conservancy’s Project Manager Officer upon
           request.

           Refer to Exhibit B, Use and Disclosure of Information, regarding use and
           disclosure of submittal contents under the federal Freedom of Information Act.


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   5.6     Limitation on Subcontracting

           By submitting a response to this RFQ and executing a contract with the Parks
           Conservancy, the respondent agrees that at least fifty percent (50%) of the cost of
           contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended by the respondent, or by
           employees of the responding company.

   5.7     Procurement Protests

           The Parks Conservancy is not subject to federal government procurement protest laws
           and regulations. By participating in this procurement, the respondent agrees to abide by
           the procurement protest procedures promulgated by the Parks Conservancy. Protests
           based upon alleged improprieties in a Parks Conservancy -issued solicitation must be
           filed not later than seven (7) business days after the date of the Parks Conservancy’s
           action or inaction that forms the basis of the protest.

6. EVALUATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

   6.1     Evaluation Criteria

           This is a Qualification and Experience based selection process. The Parks Conservancy’s
           Evaluation Team will review and evaluate all complete submittals received by the
           deadline. The criteria that will be used in evaluating submittals are listed below (Refer to
           the required information in Section 5 above).

           6.1.1   Specialized Experience on Relevant Projects (25 points maximum)
                   Refer to Section 5.4.3.

           6.1.2   Proposed Project Team and Key Personnel (10 points maximum)
                   Refer to Section 5.4.4.

           6.1.3   Proposed Project Management (10 points maximum)
                   Refer to Section 5.4.5.

           6.1.4   Approach for Example Projects (25 points maximum)
                   Refer to Section 5.4.6.

           6.1.5   Work Questionnaire (20 points maximum)
                   Refer to Section 5.4.8.

           6.1.6   Past Performance including References (10 points maximum)
                   Refer to Section 5.4.9.




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           6.1.7   10% or greater Participation by Small and Disadvantaged Businesses (1
                   point) SBE/DBE participation may result in a 1 point scoring advantage in the
                   event of a tie-breaking situation, but is not required.

           TOTAL MAXIMUM SCORE:                    100 points (without DBE participation)
                                                   101 points (with DBE participation)

           Refer to Exhibit C for a sample evaluation worksheet that will be used to score and
           rank applicant’s proposals.

   6.2     Determination of Responsibility

           In addition to the evaluation process described above, the Parks Conservancy’s
           Evaluation Team will make a determination regarding the company’s responsibility to
           perform the resulting contract. In order to be determined responsible, a prospective
           contractor must: (Refer to Sections 5.4.13, 5.4.14, and 5.4.15)

           6.2.1   Have adequate financial resources to perform the work specified in the contract
                   or the ability to obtain these resources;

           6.2.2   Have a satisfactory performance record;

           6.2.3   Be properly insured, licensed and bonded to perform the requested work;

           6.2.4   Have a satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics;

           6.2.5   Have the necessary experience, organizational, accounting and operational
                   controls, and technical skills to perform the work specified in the contract, or the
                   ability to obtain them; and

           6.2.6   Be otherwise qualified and eligible to receive an award under applicable laws and
                   regulations.

   6.3     Selection of Contractor(s)

           After completing the evaluations, the Parks Conservancy will determine which firms
           satisfactorily meet desired qualification levels (at 70% of points for each criterion) and
           potentially award contracts to up to 3 of the highest scoring applicants.

           The Parks Conservancy reserves the right in its sole discretion to enter directly into
           contract negotiations with one or more selected companies based on the evaluation of
           submittals as received, without discussion. The Parks Conservancy reserves the right, in
           its sole discretion, to terminate such negotiations and initiate negotiations with another
           company or companies as the Parks Conservancy deems appropriate.

           Alternatively, the Parks Conservancy may, in its sole discretion, select a short list of top
           qualified companies and schedule interviews. Interviews may be written or oral, or a
           combination of both. Oral interviews will be conducted at the Parks Conservancy’s


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           offices. Interviews may consist of a presentation by the company and/or a question-
           and-answer session with the Evaluation Team and other Parks Conservancy staff. At
           least two to three of the company’s proposed Key Personnel, including the Project
           Manager, should be present and actively participate in the interview. The Parks
           Conservancy may then enter into contract negotiations with one or more of the short-
           listed companies, based on the Parks Conservancy’s evaluation of the company’s
           submittal together with the subsequent interview. The Parks Conservancy reserves the
           right, in its sole discretion, to terminate such negotiations and initiate negotiations with
           another company or companies as the Parks Conservancy deems appropriate.

           The Parks Conservancy’s Evaluation Team will select the most advantageous offer to the
           Parks Conservancy. The final selection(s) for contract award(s) will not be made on the
           basis of a numeric score alone, but rather based on the Parks Conservancy’s assessment
           of all phases of the evaluation process. The final selection(s) will be made on the basis
           of the responsible offer that conforms substantially to the RFQ and represents the best
           value to the Parks Conservancy based on technical merit, subsequent interview (if any),
           and price.

           The Parks Conservancy reserves the right to procure similar or related services as
           procurement actions separate from this RFQ or any resulting contract(s).

   6.4     Point of Contact

           Selecting one or more highly qualified contractors is critical to the success of the Parks
           Conservancy’s mission. On behalf of the entire Parks Conservancy project team, thank
           you for your time and effort in responding to this RFQ. Should you have any questions
           regarding the RFQ, please contact by e-mail only:

               Garrett Lee
               glee@parksconservancy.org.




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                                                        Exhibit A

                                               DAVIS BACON ACT

   (1) Minimum wages. (i) All laborers and mechanics employed or working upon the site of the work (or under the
United States Housing Act of 1937 or under the Housing Act of 1949 in the construction or development of the
project), will be paid unconditionally and not less often than once a week, and without subsequent deduction or rebate
on any account (except such payroll deductions as are permitted by regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor under
the Copeland Act (29 CFR part 3)), the full amount of wages and bona fide fringe benefits (or cash equivalents thereof)
due at time of payment computed at rates not less than those contained in the wage determination of the Secretary of
Labor which is attached hereto and made a part hereof, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged
to exist between the contractor and such laborers and mechanics.

Contributions made or costs reasonably anticipated for bona fide fringe benefits under section 1(b)(2) of the Davis-
Bacon Act on behalf of laborers or mechanics are considered wages paid to such laborers or mechanics, subject to the
provisions of paragraph (a)(1)(iv) of this section; also, regular contributions made or costs incurred for more than a
weekly period (but not less often than quarterly) under plans, funds, or programs which cover the particular weekly
period, are deemed to be constructively made or incurred during such weekly period. Such laborers and mechanics shall
be paid the appropriate wage rate and fringe benefits on the wage determination for the classification of work actually
performed, without regard to skill, except as provided in Sec. 5.5(a)(4). Laborers or mechanics performing work in more
than one classification may be compensated at the rate specified for each classification for the time actually worked
therein: Provided, that the employer's payroll records accurately set forth the time spent in each classification in which
work is performed. The wage determination (including any additional classification and wage rates conformed under
paragraph (a)(1)(ii) of this section) and the Davis-Bacon poster (WH-1321) shall be posted at all times by the contractor
and its subcontractors at the site of the work in a prominent and accessible place where it can be easily seen by the
workers.
    (ii)(A) The contracting officer shall require that any class of laborers or mechanics, including helpers, which is not
listed in the wage determination and which is to be employed under the contract shall be classified in conformance with
the wage determination. The contracting officer shall approve an additional classification and wage rate and fringe
benefits therefore only when the following criteria have been met:
    (1) The work to be performed by the classification requested is not performed by a classification in the wage
determination; and
    (2) The classification is utilized in the area by the construction industry; and
    (3) The proposed wage rate, including any bona fide fringe benefits, bears a reasonable relationship to the wage rates
contained in the wage determination.
    (B) If the contractor and the laborers and mechanics to be employed in the classification (if known), or their
representatives, and the contracting officer agree on the classification and wage rate (including the amount designated
for fringe benefits where appropriate), a report of the action taken shall be sent by the contracting officer to the
Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor,
Washington, DC 20210. The Administrator, or an authorized representative, will approve, modify, or disapprove every
additional classification action within 30 days of receipt and so advise the contracting officer or will notify the
contracting officer within the 30-day period that additional time is necessary.
    (C) In the event the contractor, the laborers or mechanics to be employed in the classification or their representatives,
and the contracting officer do not agree on the proposed classification and wage rate (including the amount designated
for fringe benefits, where appropriate), the contracting officer shall refer the questions, including the views of all
interested parties and the recommendation of the contracting officer, to the Administrator for determination. The
Administrator, or an authorized representative, will issue a determination within 30 days of receipt and so advise the
contracting officer or will notify the contracting officer within the 30-day period that additional time is necessary.
    (D) The wage rate (including fringe benefits where appropriate) determined pursuant to paragraphs (a)(1)(ii) (B) or (C)
of this section, shall be paid to all workers performing work in the classification under this contract from the first day on
which work is performed in the classification.
    (iii) Whenever the minimum wage rate prescribed in the contract for a class of laborers or mechanics includes a fringe
benefit which is not expressed as an hourly rate, the contractor shall either pay the benefit as stated in the wage
determination or shall pay another bona fide fringe benefit or an hourly cash equivalent thereof.



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   (iv) If the contractor does not make payments to a trustee or other third person, the contractor may consider as part
of the wages of any laborer or mechanic the amount of any costs reasonably anticipated in providing bona fide fringe
benefits under a plan or program, Provided, That the Secretary of Labor has found, upon the written request of the
contractor, that the applicable standards of the Davis-Bacon Act have been met. The Secretary of Labor may require the
contractor to set aside in a separate account assets for the meeting of obligations under the plan or program.
   (2) Withholding. The (write in name of Federal Agency or the loan or grant recipient) shall upon its own action or
upon written request of an authorized representative of the Department of Labor withhold or cause to be withheld from
the contractor under this contract or any other Federal contract with the same prime contractor, or any other federally-
assisted contract subject to Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements, which is held by the same prime contractor, so
much of the accrued payments or advances as may be considered necessary to pay laborers and mechanics, including
apprentices, trainees, and helpers, employed by the contractor or any subcontractor the full amount of wages required by
the contract. In the event of failure to pay any laborer or mechanic, including any apprentice, trainee, or helper,
employed or working on the site of the work (or under the United States Housing Act of 1937 or under the Housing Act
of 1949 in the construction or development of the project), all or part of the wages required by the contract, the
(Agency) may, after written notice to the contractor, sponsor, applicant, or owner, take such action as may be necessary
to cause the suspension of any further payment, advance, or guarantee of funds until such violations have ceased.
   (3) Payrolls and basic records. (i) Payrolls and basic records relating thereto shall be maintained by the contractor
during the course of the work and preserved for a period of three years thereafter for all laborers and mechanics working
at the site of the work (or under the United States Housing Act of 1937, or under the Housing Act of 1949, in the
construction or development of the project). Such records shall contain the name, address, and social security number of
each such worker, his or her correct classification, hourly rates of wages paid (including rates of contributions or costs
anticipated for bona fide fringe benefits or cash equivalents thereof of the types described in section 1(b)(2)(B) of the
Davis-Bacon Act), daily and weekly number of hours worked, deductions made and actual wages paid. Whenever the
Secretary of Labor has found under 29 CFR 5.5(a)(1)(iv) that the wages of any laborer or mechanic include the amount
of any costs reasonably anticipated in providing benefits under a plan or program described in section 1(b)(2)(B) of the
Davis-Bacon Act, the contractor shall maintain records which show that the commitment to provide such benefits is
enforceable, that the plan or program is financially responsible, and that the plan or program has been communicated in
writing to the laborers or mechanics affected, and records which show the costs anticipated or the actual cost incurred in
providing such benefits. Contractors employing apprentices or trainees under approved programs shall maintain written
evidence of the registration of apprenticeship programs and certification of trainee programs, the registration of the
apprentices and trainees, and the ratios and wage rates prescribed in the applicable programs. (ii)(A) The contractor
shall submit weekly for each week in which any contract work is performed a copy of all payrolls to the (write in name of
appropriate federal agency) if the agency is a party to the contract, but if the agency is not such a party, the contractor
will submit the payrolls to the applicant, sponsor, or owner, as the case may be, for transmission to the (write in name of
agency). The payrolls submitted shall set out accurately and completely all of the information required to be maintained
under 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(i), except that full social security numbers and home addresses shall not be included on weekly
transmittals. Instead the payrolls shall only need to include an individually identifying number for each employee (e.g.,
the last four digits of the employee's social security number). The required weekly payroll information may be submitted
in any form desired. Optional Form WH-347 is available for this purpose from the Wage and Hour Division Web site at
http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/forms/wh347instr.htm or its successor site. The prime contractor is responsible for the
submission of copies of payrolls by all subcontractors. Contractors and subcontractors shall maintain the full social
security number and current address of each covered worker, and shall provide them upon request to the (write in name
of appropriate federal agency) if the agency is a party to the contract, but if the agency is not such a party, the contractor
will submit them to the applicant, sponsor, or owner, as the case may be, for transmission to the (write in name of
agency), the contractor, or the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor for purposes of an investigation or
audit of compliance with prevailing wage requirements. It is not a violation of this section for a prime contractor to
require a subcontractor to provide addresses and social security numbers to the prime contractor for its own records,
without weekly submission to the sponsoring government agency (or the applicant, sponsor, or owner).
   (B) Each payroll submitted shall be accompanied by a ``Statement of Compliance,'' signed by the contractor or
subcontractor or his or her agent who pays or supervises the payment of the persons employed under the contract and
shall certify the following:
   (1) That the payroll for the payroll period contains the information required to be provided under Sec. 5.5 (a)(3)(ii) of
Regulations, 29 CFR part 5, the appropriate information is being maintained under Sec. 5.5 (a)(3)(i) of Regulations, 29
CFR part 5, and that such information is correct and complete;
   (2) That each laborer or mechanic (including each helper, apprentice, and trainee) employed on the contract during
the payroll period has been paid the full weekly wages earned, without rebate, either directly or indirectly, and that no



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deductions have been made either directly or indirectly from the full wages earned, other than permissible deductions as
set forth in Regulations, 29 CFR part 3;
   (3) That each laborer or mechanic has been paid not less than the applicable wage rates and fringe benefits or cash
equivalents for the classification of work performed, as specified in the applicable wage determination incorporated into
the contract.
   (C) The weekly submission of a properly executed certification set forth on the reverse side of Optional Form WH-
347 shall satisfy the requirement for submission of the ``Statement of Compliance'' required by paragraph (a)(3)(ii)(B) of
this section.
   (D) The falsification of any of the above certifications may subject the contractor or subcontractor to civil or criminal
prosecution under section 1001 of title 18 and section 231 of title 31 of the United States Code.
   (iii) The contractor or subcontractor shall make the records required under paragraph (a)(3)(i) of this section available
for inspection, copying, or transcription by authorized representatives of the (write the name of the agency) or the
Department of Labor, and shall permit such representatives to interview employees during working hours on the job. If
the contractor or subcontractor fails to submit the required records or to make them available, the Federal agency may,
after written notice to the contractor, sponsor, applicant, or owner, take such action as may be necessary to cause the
suspension of any further payment, advance, or guarantee of funds. Furthermore, failure to submit the required records
upon request or to make such records available may be grounds for debarment action pursuant to 29 CFR 5.12.
   (4) Apprentices and trainees--(i) Apprentices. Apprentices will be permitted to work at less than the predetermined
rate for the work they performed when they are employed pursuant to and individually registered in a bona fide
apprenticeship program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration,
Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services, or with a State Apprenticeship Agency recognized by
the Office, or if a person is employed in his or her first 90 days of probationary employment as an apprentice in such an
apprenticeship program, who is not individually registered in the program, but who has been certified by the Office of
Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services or a State Apprenticeship Agency (where appropriate) to be
eligible for probationary employment as an apprentice. The allowable ratio of apprentices to journeymen on the job site
in any craft classification shall not be greater than the ratio permitted to the contractor as to the entire work force under
the registered program. Any worker listed on a payroll at an apprentice wage rate, who is not registered or otherwise
employed as stated above, shall be paid not less than the applicable wage rate on the wage determination for the
classification of work actually performed. In addition, any apprentice performing work on the job site in excess of the
ratio permitted under the registered program shall be paid not less than the applicable wage rate on the wage
determination for the work actually performed. Where a contractor is performing construction on a project in a locality
other than that in which its program is registered, the ratios and wage rates (expressed in percentages of the
journeyman's hourly rate) specified in the contractor's or subcontractor's registered program shall be observed. Every
apprentice must be paid at not less than the rate specified in the registered program for the apprentice's level of progress,
expressed as a percentage of the journeymen hourly rate specified in the applicable wage determination. Apprentices
shall be paid fringe benefits in accordance with the provisions of the apprenticeship program. If the apprenticeship
program does not specify fringe benefits, apprentices must be paid the full amount of fringe benefits listed on the wage
determination for the applicable classification. If the Administrator determines that a different practice prevails for the
applicable apprentice classification, fringes shall be paid in accordance with that determination. In the event the Office
of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services, or a State Apprenticeship Agency recognized by the Office,
withdraws approval of an apprenticeship program, the contractor will no longer be permitted to utilize apprentices at
less than the applicable predetermined rate for the work performed until an acceptable program is approved.
   (ii) Trainees. Except as provided in 29 CFR 5.16, trainees will not be permitted to work at less than the predetermined
rate for the work performed unless they are employed pursuant to and individually registered in a program which has
received prior approval, evidenced by formal certification by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training
Administration. The ratio of trainees to journeymen on the job site shall not be greater than permitted under the plan
approved by the Employment and Training Administration. Every trainee must be paid at not less than the rate specified
in the approved program for the trainee's level of progress, expressed as a percentage of the journeyman hourly rate
specified in the applicable wage determination. Trainees shall be paid fringe benefits in accordance with the provisions
of the trainee program. If the trainee program does not mention fringe benefits, trainees shall be paid the full amount of
fringe benefits listed on the wage determination unless the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division determines
that there is an apprenticeship program associated with the corresponding journeyman wage rate on the wage
determination which provides for less than full fringe benefits for apprentices. Any employee listed on the payroll at a
trainee rate who is not registered and participating in a training plan approved by the Employment and Training
Administration shall be paid not less than the applicable wage rate on the wage determination for the classification of
work actually performed. In addition, any trainee performing work on the job site in excess of the ratio permitted under
the registered program shall be paid not less than the applicable wage rate on the wage determination for the work


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actually performed. In the event the Employment and Training Administration withdraws approval of a training
program, the contractor will no longer be permitted to utilize trainees at less than the applicable predetermined rate for
the work performed until an acceptable program is approved.
   (iii) Equal employment opportunity. The utilization of apprentices, trainees and journeymen under this part shall be in
conformity with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Executive Order 11246, as amended, and 29 CFR
part 30.
   (5) Compliance with Copeland Act requirements. The contractor shall comply with the requirements of 29 CFR part
3, which are incorporated by reference in this contract.
   (6) Subcontracts. The contractor or subcontractor shall insert in any subcontracts the clauses contained in 29 CFR
5.5(a)(1) through (10) and such other clauses as the (write in the name of the Federal agency) may by appropriate
instructions require, and also a clause requiring the subcontractors to include these clauses in any lower tier subcontracts.
The prime contractor shall be responsible for the compliance by any
subcontractor or lower tier subcontractor with all the contract clauses in 29 CFR 5.5.
   (7) Contract termination: debarment. A breach of the contract clauses in 29 CFR 5.5 may be grounds for termination
of the contract, and for debarment as a contractor and a subcontractor as provided in 29 CFR 5.12.
   (8) Compliance with Davis-Bacon and Related Act requirements. All rulings and interpretations of the Davis-Bacon
and Related Acts contained in 29 CFR parts 1, 3, and 5 are herein incorporated by reference in this contract.
   (9) Disputes concerning labor standards. Disputes arising out of the labor standards provisions of this contract shall
not be subject to the general disputes clause of this contract. Such disputes shall be resolved in accordance with the
procedures of the Department of Labor set forth in 29 CFR parts 5, 6, and 7. Disputes within the meaning of this clause
include disputes between the contractor (or any of its subcontractors) and the contracting agency, the U.S. Department
of Labor, or the employees or their representatives.
   (10) Certification of eligibility. (i) By entering into this contract, the contractor certifies that neither it (nor he or she)
nor any person or firm who has an interest in the contractor's firm is a person or firm ineligible to be awarded
Government contracts by virtue of section 3(a) of the Davis-Bacon Act or 29 CFR 5.12(a)(1).
   (ii) No part of this contract shall be subcontracted to any person or firm ineligible for award of a Government
contract by virtue of section 3(a) of the Davis-Bacon Act or 29 CFR 5.12(a)(1).
   (iii) The penalty for making false statements is prescribed in the U.S. Criminal Code, 18 U.S.C. 1001.
   (b) Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. The Agency Head shall cause or require the contracting officer to
insert the following clauses set forth in paragraphs (b)(1), (2), (3), and (4) of this section in full in any contract in an
amount in excess of $100,000 and subject to the overtime provisions of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards
Act. These clauses shall be inserted in addition to the clauses required by Sec. 5.5(a) or 4.6 of part 4 of this title. As used
in this paragraph, the terms laborers and mechanics include watchmen and guards.
   (1) Overtime requirements. No contractor or subcontractor contracting for any part of the contract work which may
require or involve the employment of laborers or mechanics shall require or permit any such laborer or mechanic in any
workweek in which he or she is employed on such work to work in excess of forty hours in such workweek unless such
laborer or mechanic receives compensation at a rate not less than one and one-half times the basic rate of pay for all
hours worked in excess of forty hours in such workweek.
   (2) Violation; liability for unpaid wages; liquidated damages. In the event of any violation of the clause set forth in
paragraph (b)(1) of this section the contractor and any subcontractor responsible therefor shall be liable for the unpaid
wages. In addition, such contractor and subcontractor shall be liable to the United States (in the case of work done
under contract for the District of Columbia or a territory, to such District or to such territory), for liquidated damages.
Such liquidated damages shall be computed with respect to each individual laborer or mechanic, including watchmen and
guards, employed in violation of the clause set forth in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, in the sum of $10 for each
calendar day on which such individual was required or permitted to work in excess of the standard workweek of forty
hours without payment of the overtime wages required by the clause set forth in paragraph (b)(1) of this section.
   (3) Withholding for unpaid wages and liquidated damages. The (write in the name of the Federal agency or the loan or
grant recipient) shall upon its own action or upon written request of an authorized representative of the Department of
Labor withhold or cause to be withheld, from any moneys payable on account of work performed by the contractor or
subcontractor under any such contract or any other Federal contract with the same prime contractor, or any other
federally-assisted contract subject to the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, which is held by the same
prime contractor, such sums as may be determined to be necessary to satisfy any liabilities of such contractor or
subcontractor for unpaid wages and liquidated damages as provided in the clause set forth in paragraph (b)(2) of this
section.
   (4) Subcontracts. The contractor or subcontractor shall insert in any subcontracts the clauses set forth in paragraph
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subcontracts. The prime contractor shall be responsible for compliance by any subcontractor or lower tier subcontractor
with the clauses set forth in paragraphs (b)(1) through (4) of this section.
   (c) In addition to the clauses contained in paragraph (b), in any contract subject only to the Contract Work Hours and
Safety Standards Act and not to any of the other statutes cited in Sec. 5.1, the Agency Head shall cause or require the
contracting officer to insert a clause requiring that the contractor or subcontractor shall maintain payrolls and basic
payroll records during the course of the work and shall preserve them for a period of three years from the completion of
the contract for all laborers and mechanics, including guards and watchmen, working on the contract. Such records shall
contain the name and address of each such employee, social security number, correct classifications, hourly rates of
wages paid, daily and weekly number of hours worked, deductions made, and actual wages paid. Further, the Agency
Head shall cause or require the contracting officer to insert in any such contract a clause providing that the records to be
maintained under this paragraph shall be made available by the contractor or subcontractor for inspection, copying, or
transcription by authorized representatives of the (write the name of agency) and the Department of Labor, and the
contractor or subcontractor will permit such representatives to interview employees during working hours on the job.




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                                                  Exhibit B

                         USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

Your submittal in response to this Request for Qualifications may be subject to the federal Freedom
of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. §552. Under FOIA, only certain categories of information
submitted to and in possession of the federal government are exempt from disclosure to the public
upon request. In your submittal, you must properly identify all information that you believe is
exempt from disclosure under FOIA. Information that is not properly identified may be released by
the Parks Conservancy without further review or consultation with you. Information that is properly
identified may be released to a public requester under FOIA only upon a finding by the Parks
Conservancy or by a court that it is not, in fact, exempt from disclosure.

Among the FOIA exemptions that may apply to information you submit is one that exempts “trade
secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or
confidential.” 5 U.S.C. §552(b)(4). Courts have further defined these terms in specific situations.
You may wish to seek legal advice on this and other FOIA issues, including other exemptions that
may apply to the information you submit.

If your submittal does not contain information that you believe is exempt from disclosure
under FOIA, you must submit a letter to the Parks Conservancy along with your submittal,
indicating that nothing in the submittal is exempt from disclosure.

If your submittal contains information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under FOIA, you
must mark the cover of each document submitted as part of your proposal with the following
legend:

       The information specifically identified on pages ____ of this document constitutes information which the
       submitter believes to be exempt from disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act. The submitter
       requests that this information not be disclosed to the public, except as may be required by law.

You must also specifically identify the information on each page of the submittal on which
it appears and must prominently mark each such page as follows:

                            CONTAINS INFORMATION
                  THAT IS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER FOIA

You must also submit to the Parks Conservancy an additional complete copy of your
submittal marked prominently on the cover as a “PUBLIC COPY” with the information that
you believe is exempt from disclosure permanently redacted such that this public copy may
be released to the public without further review.

Failure to identify information in your submittal and/or failure to redact information from the
public copy you submit will be treated by the Parks Conservancy as a waiver of your claim to
exemption from public disclosure under FOIA for such information.




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The Parks Conservancy shall use the information that you identify in your submittal only for the
evaluation of your submittal. Please note, however, that if a contract is awarded as a result of or in
connection with the submittal, the Parks Conservancy shall have the right to use the information as
provided in the contract. In addition, if the same information is obtained from you or from another
source, it may be used in accordance with such restrictions, if any, as may be placed on it by that
source.

If a request of the Parks Conservancy under FOIA seeks access to information in the submittal that
you have identified as exempt from disclosure under FOIA, the Parks Conservancy will notify you at
your current address on file with the Trust in accordance with Executive Order 12600, and the Parks
Conservancy will provide you with an opportunity, on an expedited basis, to submit additional
evidence and written argument in support of your position. If the Parks Conservancy determines
that some or all of the information claimed by you to be exempt from FOIA is, in fact, subject to
disclosure by the Parks Conservancy under FOIA, the Parks Conservancy will notify you of this
determination before the information is released. In order to receive notice in such situations, you
must ensure that the Parks Conservancy at all times has your current mailing address, phone
number, facsimile number (if any), and electronic mail address (if any).




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                                                 Exhibit C

                       SAMPLE EVALUATION WORK SHEET
 Applicant Name: ________________________________________________

 Date of Evaluation:___________________________________________________

 Name of Evaluators:__________________________________________________

 EVALUATION CRITERIA – REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: TRAIL
 CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, AND REHABILIATION SERVICES, GOLDEN GATE
 NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVANCY (RFQ-2011-001)

                                                                                      Maximum Points
 # Criteria                                                                              Available              Score
 1  Specialized Experience on Relevant Projects                                             25
 2  Key Personnel                                                                           10
 3  Project Management                                                                      10
 4  Approach to Example Projects                                                            25
 5  Response to Qualifications Questionnaire                                                20
 6  Past Performance (including references)                                                 10
 7  Participation by Small and Disadvantaged Businesses*                                     1
   TOTAL**                                                                                 101
   Comments:




 Notes:
     *1 point scoring advantage in the event that 2 or more applicants receive identical total
     evaluation scores (the sum of Criteria 1 through 6); not required
     **TOTAL MAXIMUM SCORE:
            Without 10% or greater SBC participation =                              100
            With 10% or greater SBC participation =                                 101


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                                                Attachment 1

                                      WORK QUESTIONNAIRE

For the following questions, please give examples of relevant projects or other experience. Please be
specific in giving project names, locations, size, actions and other related information.

    1. What is your experience working in sensitive habitat and/or in special-status species habitat?
       Describe specific actions you have taken to protect habitat and special-status species during past
       projects.

    2. Has your field staff had formal training or does your firm have a training program in the
       identification of special status species? If yes, identify trainings (dates, names, provider) specific
       to the mission blue butterfly or California red-legged frog taken by the proposed project
       manager and the proposed equipment operators.

    3. What is your experience working under direction of, and in close coordination with, biological
       monitors or on-site biologists? How did you facilitate that interaction during project
       implementation? What is your equipment operator’s experience working with biological
       monitors overseeing ground-moving activities?

    4. What is your experience in salvaging native plants within project areas as part of a project?
       Describe equipment and methods used.

    5. What is your experience in controlling the spread of non-native invasive species during project
       actions? Describe methods used to clean equipment, transport soil and other materials, and to
       reduce movement of vegetative material within the project area. Do you have a preferred vendor
       to provide CA certified weed-seed free erosion control materials such as rice straw bales and
       wattles?

    6. What is your experience working in wetland or riparian habitat? Describe methods used to
       protect habitat and sensitive species, and to reduce erosion and run-off into water channels.

    7. Describe specific techniques used in previous projects to reduce environmental impacts such as
       soil compaction, ground disturbance, erosion in disturbed or newly graded areas, noise pollution,
       dust, and exhaust from equipment.

    8. What is your experience in installing trails meeting the proposed guidelines in the Draft Final
       Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas, Date October 19, 2009 section F247
       Trails?
    9.    What is your experience in meeting outdoor accessibility standards using natural treads such as
         shale, chert, or decomposed granite? What methods were used to ensure that required levels of
         firmness and stability were achieved?

    10. What is your experience in decommissioning trails and restoring natural contours to disturbed
        areas? What methods have you used to prepare re-contoured areas for revegetation?

    11. What is your experience working on public lands? What is your experience in working with
        multiple government and non-government agencies in the coordination of project actions?


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   12. Describe your experience in working around cultural and historic resources. What is your
       experience in working with archeologists and archeological monitors?

   13. Have you written SWPPPs for previous projects? If yes, please name a project for which you
       prepared a SWPPP. Please include one copy of a sample SWPPP to accompany this submittal.

   14. What is your experience in identifying potential hazardous materials located in soil or debris? Do
       you have a hazmat/hazwoper certified sub-contractor you work with for removal of hazardous
       materials? Describe your experience working with this company on past projects. Do you have a
       safety plan for staff to follow in the event that potential hazardous materials are disturbed during
       trail installation actions?

   15. The majority of trail projects are located in high-visitor use areas. What is your experience in
       working in a high-visitor use area? What is your experience in closing, fencing, and signing a
       project area to ensure visitor safety?

   16. If selected to implement trail restoration projects, do you anticipate using your own haul trucks
       (dump trucks) for hauling excess material from and/or within the site? If no, what trucking
       company do you anticipate using? Describe your qualifications or your experience working with
       the proposed trucking company in past projects where minimizing impacts on residents,
       neighbors, and public roads are essential.

   17. Describe specific traffic management techniques you have used in prior projects to reduce
       impacts on residents and public roads.

   18. How many projects with actions similar to those identified in Section 3 has your company
       performed in close proximity to a residential or business community? What measures did you
       establish to reduce impacts to residents? Describe how you communicated project actions and
       schedules.

   19. Multiple Contractors may work on any of the Park’s trail projects to accomplish vegetation
       removal, revegetation, or other actions. Describe your experience working on projects with
       multiple Contractors. How did you coordinate work schedules and implementation timing?

   20. Multiple projects may be ocurring at the same time and may require coordination of schedules,
       routes, etc. Describe your experience coordinating with adjacent non-related projects. What
       methods did you use to maintain communication?

   21. Do you anticipate completing vegetation removal, erosion control installation, placing rock, etc
       with your work crews? If not, which subcontractors do you anticipate using for these and other
       activities? Describe your experience working with subcontractors to complete previous projects.


                               END OF WORK QUESTIONNAIRE




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                                               Attachment 2

                           PROJECT HISTORY WITH REFERENCES

Complete the following information for a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of six (6) projects
recently performed by your firm which are similar in scope to the subject RFQ. Copy this page as
needed. At least two (2) project references must be from outside the Golden Gate National
Recreation Area.

Client Name:

Address:



Contact Person:

Phone:

Scope of Project:



Contract Amount:

Change Orders:         #________          $___________                #________ $               ______
                       (initiated by Owner)                           (initiated by Contractor)

Contract Status:       [    ] Active   [                      ] Date Completed



Client Name:

Address:


Contact Person:

Phone:

Scope of Project:



Contract Amount:

Change Orders:         $                                              $


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                       (initiated by Owner)                            (initiated by Contractor)

Contract Status:       [   ] Active     [                      ] Date Completed




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                                               Attachment 3

                            CONTRACTOR’S LIST OF PROPOSED
                            SUBCONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS

Contractor proposes to utilize the following subcontractors and/or suppliers for projects under this
contract. Copy this page as needed.


Business Name:         _____________________________________________________________
Address:               _____________________________________________________________
Type of Service:       _____________________________________________________________
Contact Person:        ______________________________ Phone: _____                                        ______
SBE/DBE:      ____ Small Business      ____ Minority-Owned             ____Women-Owned
____ Small    ____ Large
____ Subcontractor     ____ Supplier


Business Name:         _____________________________________________________________
Address:               _____________________________________________________________
Type of Service:       _____________________________________________________________
Contact Person:        ______________________________ Phone: _____                                        ______
SBE/DBE:      ____ Small Business      ____ Minority-Owned             ____Women-Owned
____ Small    ____ Large
____ Subcontractor     ____ Supplier


Business Name:         _____________________________________________________________
Address:               _____________________________________________________________
Type of Service:       _____________________________________________________________
Contact Person:        ______________________________ Phone: _____                                        ______
SBE/DBE:      ____ Small Business      ____ Minority-Owned             ____Women-Owned
____ Small    ____ Large
____ Subcontractor     ____ Supplier




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                                               Attachment 4
                                                Page 1 of 2

                        REPRESENTATIONS and CERTIFICATIONS

1. Authorized Negotiators
   The Contractor represents that the following persons are authorized to negotiate on its behalf
   with the Parks Conservancy in connection with this Contract:

       Name, Title:
       Phone:
       Fax:
       E-mail:

2. Common Parent (check one)
   The Contractor IS [ ] IS NOT [ ] owned or controlled by a Common Parent as defined
   here: “Common Parent” means the corporate entity that owns or controls an affiliated group of
   corporations that files its Federal income tax returns on a consolidated basis, and of which the
   Contractor is a member.

3. Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports (check one each)
   The Contractor represents that:

3.1   It HAS [ ] HAS NOT [ ] participated in a previous Contract or subcontract subject
      either to the Equal Opportunity clause of this Contract, the clause originally contained in
      Section 310 of Executive Order No. 10925, or the clause contained in Section 201 of
      Executive Order No. 11114;

3.2   It HAS [    ] HAS NOT [ ] filed all required compliance reports; and

3.3   Representations indicating submission of required compliance reports, signed by proposed
      subcontractors, will be obtained before subcontract awards.

4. Drug-Free Workplace Certification
   Contractor hereby certifies and agrees that it will make a good faith effort to maintain a drug-
   free workplace through (1) notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution,
   dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the Contractor’s
   workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violations of such
   prohibition; (2) notifying the Parks Conservancy s Contracting Officer, in writing, within five (5)
   calendar days after receiving notice from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of
   conviction under a criminal drug statute; (3) taking appropriate personnel action against such
   employee, up to and including termination, or require such employee to satisfactorily participate
   in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a Federal,
   State, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency.




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                                               Attachment 4
                                                Page 2 of 2

5. Prevailing Wages
   Contractor hereby certifies and agrees that it will, where applicable, pay Prevailing Wages as
   defined by the Davis Bacon Act (refer to Exhibit A).



COMPLETE NAME OF CONTRACTOR: _____

Signature:                                                      Date: _

Name & Title:




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                                               Attachment 5

                BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND SIZE CERTIFICATION

•   TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: “TIN” or Federal Identification Number
    (FIN) is the number required by the IRS to be used by the Contractor in reporting income tax
    and other returns.

    TIN/FIN Number:

•   CONTRACTOR HEREBY REPRESENTS THAT IT OPERATES AS:
    (Check only one)
      [ ] A Corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of
      [ ] An Individual/Sole Proprietor
      [ ] A Partnership
      [ ] A Nonprofit Organization
      [ ] A Joint Venture
      [ ] Other:


•   NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: ______


•   CONTRACTOR HEREBY REPRESENTS THAT IT OPERATES AS A:
    (Based on the above)(Check one or more as applicable – see Definitions)
       [ ] Small Business Concern
       [ ] Women-Owned Small Business Enterprise/ Woman-owned Business Enterprise
       [ ] Small Minority-owned Business Enterprise
       [ ] Small Disadvantaged Business Concern
       [ ] U.S. SBA 8(a) Firm
       [ ] U.S. SBA HUBZone Small Business Concern
       [ ] Large Business
       [ ] Government Agency
       [ ] Other:


COMPLETE NAME OF CONTRACTOR: _____

Signature:

Name & Title:

Phone:                            Fax:                          Email:




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DEFINITIONS

1. Small Business Enterprise, Small Business Concern: A concern, including its affiliates, that is
independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operations in which it is bidding on
government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria and size standards in 13
CFR Part 121 (See Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 19.102). Such a concern is “not dominant in
its field of operation” when it does not exercise a controlling or major influence on a national basis
in a kind of business activity in which a number of concerns are primarily engaged. In determining
whether dominance exists, consideration shall be given to all appropriate factors, including volume
of business, number of employees, financial resources, competitive status or position, ownership or
control of materials, processes, patents, license agreements, facilities, sales territory, and nature of
business activity. The small business size standard for the industry is: Less than $14,000,000
(average annual gross revenue over the last 3 fiscal years).

2. Women-Owned Business Enterprise/Small Woman-Owned Business Enterprise: A small
business concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any
publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women;
and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.

3. Minority-Owned Business Enterprise / Small Minority-Owned Business Enterprise: A
small, economically disadvantaged independent business concern which is at least 51 percent owned
and controlled by one or more minority persons or in the case of any publicly owned business, at
least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more minority persons; and whose
management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more minority persons.

4. Small Disadvantaged Business Concern: A small business under the size standard applicable
to the acquisition; and either (1) it has received certification as a small disadvantaged business
concern consistent with 13 CFR part 124, subpart B; and (i) no material change in disadvantaged
ownership and control has occurred since its certification; (ii) where the concern is owned by one or
more disadvantaged individuals, the net worth of each individual upon whom the certification is
based does not exceed $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth in 13
CFR 124.104(c)(2); and (iii) it is identified, on the date of its representation, as a certified small
disadvantaged business concern in the database maintained by the Small Business
Administration (PRO-Net); OR (2) For a prime contractor, it has submitted a completed
application to the Small Business Administration or a private certifier to be certified as a small
disadvantaged business concern in accordance with 13 CFR part 124, subpart B, and a decision on
that application is pending, and that no material change in disadvantaged ownership and control has
occurred since it submitted its application. In this case, a contractor must receive certification by the
SBA prior to award.

5. Certified DBE: For the purpose of this Request for Proposal, the Parks Conservancy recognizes
the following DBE certifications:
            • California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) certification as a State
               Minority Business Enterprise, , State Woman Business Enterprise, and/or
               Disadvantaged Business Enterprise;
            • City and County of San Francisco Human Rights Commission certification as
               a San Francisco Disadvantaged Business Enterprise;


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           •   Woman and Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) Clearinghouse
               certification; or
           •   State of California, Office of Small Business and DVBE certification as a Small
               Business.




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                                               Attachment 6

              DETERMINATION OF RESPONSIBILITY QUESTIONNAIRE

General Information:

1. Provide the current name, address, and telephone number and facsimile number of Contractor.

2. If a Joint Venture (JV), at least one (1) company must qualify on all items. If this is a JV, list all
   participating companies.

3. List all previous names or addresses of Contractor, if any, and all previous or current JV
   affiliations: (Mark current JV with *).

4. Provide the following: all states of incorporation for Contractor; all state contractors licenses,
   including Business Licenses, held by Contractor.

5. For each Contractor, including each Contractor submitting as a member of a JV, identify the
   current President and/or Chief Executive Officer and the years those individuals have been in
   their positions.

6. For each Contractor, including each company submitting as a member of a JV, provide all the
   following information for each person who is either (a) an officer of the corporation (president,
   vice president, secretary, treasurer), or (b) the owner of at least ten per cent of the corporation’s
   stock: name, position, years with company, percent ownership.

7. Identify every construction firm that any person listed above has been associated with as owner,
   general partner, limited partner or officer at any time during the last five years. (NOTE: For this
   question, “owner” and “partner” refer to ownership of ten percent or more of the business, or
   10 per cent or more of its stock, if the business is a corporation.)

8. Provide name and address of current affiliated companies (parent, subsidiary, divisions).
   (NOTE: the Contractor submitting this SOQ is required to qualify on its experience and
   resources. Resources of a parent company or affiliate will only be considered if a written
   commitment for that resource is included in the SOQ and cross-referenced to the items that are
   affected. The written commitment must clearly identify what resources – financing, staff,
   equipment, and the like – and which company or affiliate will commit the resources, and such
   commitment will be binding.)

Financial Status

9. Has the Contractor, or any of its parents, subsidiaries, or member of a JV, ever had a
   Bankruptcy Petition filed in its name, voluntarily or involuntarily, yes or no? If yes, specify court
   in which bankruptcy was filed and case name and number, date, circumstances, and resolution in
   the SOQ.




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10. Has any Majority Shareholder of the Contractor ever had a Bankruptcy Petition filed in his/her
    name, voluntary or involuntarily? If yes, specify court in which bankruptcy was filed and case
    name and number, date, circumstances, and resolution in the SOQ.

11. Is the Contractor currently in default on loan agreement or financing agreement with bank,
    financial institution, or other entity? If yes, identify the loan, including name of financial
    institution, loan number and name and phone number of contact; specify details, circumstances,
    and prospects for resolution.

12. Has the Contractor factored its accounts receivables, yes or no? If yes, when and for how long?

13. Provide a copy of most recent reviewed or audited financial statement with accompanying notes
    and supplemental information. (NOTE: A financial statement that is not either reviewed or
    audited is not acceptable. A letter verifying availability of a line of credit may also be attached;
    however, it will be considered as supplemental information only, and is not a substitute for the
    required financial statement.)

Bonding

14. What is the Contractor's current bonding profile – current bonding capacity and unencumbered
    bonding capacity?

15. Have Performance or Payment Bond claims been paid by a surety for this Contractor or a Joint
    Venture (JV) in which this Contractor participated, on any project in the past five (5) years? If
    the answer is yes, please describe the claim, the name of the company or person making the
    claim, and the resolution of the claim. Separate claims for disputed subcontractor payment and
    note those with an asterisk (*).

16. In the past 5 years, has any surety company refused to bond the Contractor on any project, yes
    or no? If yes, specify the reasons given for that refusal, and the name, address and phone
    number of the surety company that refused to bond.

17. Has a surety firm completed a contract on Contractor’s behalf, or paid for completion because
    the project owner terminated Contractor for default within the last five years?

18. For each surety company used by the Contractor or JV, identify the following:
       a. Surety company.
       b. A.M. BEST rating for the named surety.
       c. Total current line of bonding credit extended to the Contractor or JV, including a project
           list and the dollar value committed for each.
       d. Name, address, and telephone number of each current surety agent or underwriting
           contact. Provide a current copy of the bonding agreement or a notarized letter(s) from
           each surety company that certifies total bonding limits stated above.

19. Provide a notarized statement from an admitted surety insurer (approved by the California
    Department of Insurance) who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California, which




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    states your current available bonding capacity. (NOTE: Notarized statement must be from the
    surety company, not an agent or broker)

Workmanship

20. Have any of the Contractor's bonding companies been contacted within the last five (5) years
    because of the Contractor's alleged poor performance or default? If yes, explain the incident
    completely.

21. List any accidents, spills or permit violations related to Contractor’s activities during the last five
    (5) years, where the Owner was fined, the Contractor was fined, or if a lawsuit resulted.

22. Has the Contractor or a Joint Venture in which the Contractor participated, ever failed to
    complete a project? If yes, please explain.

23. Has the Contractor, or a Joint Venture in which the Contractor participated, ever abandoned a
    project, even temporarily, during a dispute? If yes, please explain the circumstances, including
    resolution of the dispute. List parties to the dispute and whether or not collective bargaining was
    an issue.

24. Has Contractor’s license been revoked at any time within the last five (5) years?

Legal Proceedings

25. Arbitrations and Mediations: List all arbitration and/or mediation demands filed by, or against,
    the Contractor and/or JV in the last 10 years. Identify the nature of the claim, the amount in
    dispute, the parties, and the ultimate resolution of the proceeding. Provide the style of the case
    (e.g., ABC vs. XYZ) including parties, proceeding (arbitration or mediation) and case number.

26. Lawsuits: List briefly, all construction related lawsuits (other than labor or personal injury
    litigation) greater than $100,000 or 10 percent of the original bid, whichever is less, filed by, or
    against, the Contractor and/or JV in the last 10 years, and identify the nature of the claim, the
    amount in dispute, the parties, and the ultimate resolution of the lawsuit. Provide the style of the
    case including parties, court and case number.

27. NLRB: List all lawsuits, adversely resolved administrative proceedings, or hearings initiated by
    the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) or similar state agency in the past 5 (5) years
    concerning any labor practices of the Contractor and/or JV. Identify the nature of the
    proceeding and the resolution

28. OSHA: List all lawsuits, adversely resolved administrative proceedings, or hearings initiated by
    the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or state -plan-state agency
    concerning the safety practices of the Contractor and/or JV in the last 5 years. . Identify the
    nature of the proceeding and the resolution.




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29. EEOC: List all adversely resolved EEOC Administrative proceedings or hearing initiated to
    address alleged issues of discrimination or harassment over the last 5 years. Identify the nature of
    the proceedings.

30. IRS: List all lawsuits, adversely resolved administrative proceedings, or hearings initiated by the
    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or any state revenue department, concerning the tax liability of
    the Contractor and/or JV (other than audits) in the last 5 years. Identify the nature of the
    proceeding and the resolution.

31. Criminal: Have any criminal proceeding s or investigations been brought against the Contractor
    and/or JV in the last 10 years, yes or no? If the answer is yes, please provide a complete and
    detailed report.

32. Has Contractor or any of its owners or officers been convicted of a crime involving the
    awarding of a contract of a government construction project, or the bidding or performance of a
    government contract within the last five years?

Labor Compliance

33. Does the Contractor have a Labor Compliance Program conforming to the requirements of
    California Labor Code Sections 1720 et. seq. and 1770 et. seq.? If yes, briefly describe.


        END OF DETERMINATION OF RESPONSIBILITY QUESTIONNAIRE




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                                                 FIGURE 1




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The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy                                                Request for Qualifications
Solicitation No. RFQ-2011-001                                Trail Installation, Repair, and Rehabilitation Services
                                                FIGURE 2




4/6/2011                                     Page 40 of 42
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy                                                Request for Qualifications
Solicitation No. RFQ-2011-001                                Trail Installation, Repair, and Rehabilitation Services

                                                 FIGURE 3




4/6/2011                                     Page 41 of 42
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy                                                Request for Qualifications
Solicitation No. RFQ-2011-001                                Trail Installation, Repair, and Rehabilitation Services

                                                 FIGURE 4




4/6/2011                                     Page 42 of 42
Date:    April 6, 2011                                           SENT VIA E-MAIL
To:
         A. Sanchez Forestry                      Jim Jacobson Trail Design
         1030 Ludington Ave                       and Construction
         Raymond, WA 98103                        PO Box 219
         360-942-3885                             Forest Knolls, CA 94933
         trailsalfonso@netscape.net               415-488-1665
                                                  btcjim@comcast.net
         Alpine Trails, Inc
         PO Box 2782                              Legacy Trail Services
         Park City UT 84060                       2172 Parama Ln
         435-655-5776                             Chino Valley, AZ 86323
         troy@alpine-trails.com                   928-636-6238
                                                  bill@legacytrailservices.com
         Casa de Terra
         19511 Wymer Lane                         NWWS, Inc
         Grass Valley, CA 95945                   13665 SE LeAnn Court
         530-274-2388                             Boring, OR 97009
         zachi@stardustweb.net                    503-668-9126
                                                  dsmith@nwwstrails.com
         Donald Hays Trail Contractor, Inc.
         PO Box 7672                              P.F. Pepiot Contraction
         Tahoe City, CA 96145                     PO Box 574
         530-583-9128                             Sutherlin OR 97479
         trailcontractor@sbcglobal.net            541-459-9650
                                                  pfpcontracting@msn.com
         Frank & Grossman
         Landscape Contractors, Inc               Pacific Northwest Construction
         1400 Egbert Ave                          9011 Colony Drive
         San Francisco CA 94124                   Redwood Valley, CA 95470
         myron@frankandgrossman.com               707-272-7957
                                                  cnorthwest@comcast.net
         Hilride Progression
         Development Group                        Questa Engineering Corporation
         139 Ardmore Road                         PO Box 70356
         Kensington, CA 94707                     Point Richmond, CA 94801
         510-789-3124                             510-236-6114
         nat@hilride.com                          jpeters@questaec.com

         IMBA Trail Solutions                     Richard May Construction, Inc.
         Portland OR                              Route 1, Box 34
         chris.bernhardt@imba.com                 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
                                                  760-935-4955
         Jerry Morrison, Inc                      richardmay2@gmail.com
         5125 Griffin Ln
         Medford OR 97501
         541-779-8690
         sunshine@mind.net

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         Thunder Mountain Enterprises                            Treadwerks
         9335 Elder Creek Road                                   378 NW Georgia Ave
         Sacramento, CA 95829                                    Bend, OR 97701
         916-381-3400                                            541-550-9433
         cyoung@tme1.com                                         wearetreadwerks@yahoo.com

         Trailscape, Inc.                                        Yru Contracting
         3545 Harbor Gateway South,                              2907 Warfield
         Suite 104                                               Cambridge, ID 83610
         Costa Mesa, CA 92626                                    208-257-3548
         510-852-5155                                            yru@ctcweb.net
         randy@trailscape.net




From: Garrett Lee, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
      glee@parksconservancy.org
Re:      Request for Qualifications for Trail Installation, Repair and Rehabilitation Services
         for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (RFQ-2011-001)

Attached please find a Request for Qualifications to provide trail installation, repair, and
rehabilitation services for upcoming projects in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Your submittal is due in our office by Friday, May 6, 2011 no later than 3:00pm.
There is a suggested site walk on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm.
Please contact me at glee@parksconservancy.org if you have any questions. We appreciate your
time in responding to this new Request for Qualifications and look forward to receipt of your
submittal.
Sincerely,



Garrett Lee
Projects Department
Business and Operations Manager
glee@parksconservancy.org


Attachment: Request for Qualifications (RFQ-2011-001) dated April 6, 2011




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