A description of FAA's Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Wildlife Management Plans at Part 139 and GA Airports. This document discusses the regulations, data collection, education, and research topics.

RECOMENDED RFP ITEMS (Excludes "boiler plate" items required by the issuing activity)

Scope of Services

1. The <name of airport or airport authority> is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or firms to conduct a Wildlife Hazard Assessment (WHA). The WHA shall meet all requirements of CFR 139.337 to include:

  • * An analysis of events that prompted the assessment.
  • * Identification of the wildlife species observed and their numbers, locations, local movements, and daily and seasonal occurrences.
  • * Identification and location of features on or near the airport that attract wildlife.
  • * A description of wildlife hazards to air carrier operations.
  • * Recommended actions for reducing wildlife hazards to air carrier operations.
2. The WHA shall be conducted by a qualified wildlife biologist who meets the requirements of Advisory Circular 150/5200-36A. These requirements are:
  • * Have the necessary academic coursework from accredited institutions and work experience to meet the qualifications of a GS-0486 series wildlife biologist as defined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management classification standards (Appendix A of AC 150/5200-36A), or, be designated as a Certified Wildlife Biologist by the Wildlife Society (http://www.wildlife.org), and,
  • * Have taken and passed an airport wildlife hazard management training course acceptable to the Administrator, and
  • * While working under the direct supervision of a qualified wildlife biologist, have conducted at least one WHA acceptable to the FAA Administrator (as described in CFR 139.337(c)), and,
  • * Have successfully completed at least one of the following within the past 3 years:
    1. A) An airport wildlife hazard management training course that is acceptable to the FAA Administrator, or,
    2. B) Attendance, as a registered participant, at a joint Birdstrike Committee-USA/Bird Strike Committee-Canada annual meeting, or
    3. C) Other training acceptable to the FAA Administrator.
3. Required Submittals
  • * Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) - Documentation verifying the wildlife biologist conducting the WHA meets the requirements of AC 150/5200-36A as delineated in Paragraph (2) (above). In lieu of this documentation, the wildlife biologist may show evidence they have been deemed "qualified" by inclusion in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Qualified Airport Biologists Listing (http://wildlifecenter.pr.erau.edu/biologists.php).
  • * A proposed Statement of Work (SOW) - The response to this RFP shall include a detailed SOW delineating the work to performed in conducting the WHA to meet the requirements of CFR 139.337 as listed in Paragraph (1) (above). The SOW shall include statements as to how the biologist intends to meet the "Duration of Wildlife Hazard Assessment and Basic Survey Techniques" described in Paragraph 6.2.c of the Wildlife Hazard Management Manual at Airports. The latter document is available free of charge at the FAA's Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Website (http://wildlife-mitigation.tc.faa.gov).
  • * Schedule - Responder shall submit a project schedule to include, at a minimum, commencement and completion of the assessment process, key meetings and significant events and/or activities, and submission of a preliminary WHA report to <name of airport or airport authority>. <Name of airport or airport authority> would be expected to respond either approving the submission or provide comments. A Final WHA will be submitted after receipt of <name of airport or airport authority> comments.
  • * Proposed Costs - The submitter shall submit one contract price which is to include estimates of proposed hours of work, rates and expenses for each member of the biologist's team. The cost estimates shall cover the period from contract go-ahead to submission of the final WHA report.
  • * Additional Items
    1. The firm's legal name, address, and telephone and fax number.
    2. The names, experience and qualifications of the staff to be assigned to project, including availability, reputation, and knowledge of FAA regulations, policies and procedures;
    3. A description of the firm's recent experience, especially with similar projects, project location, and total costs.
    4. A description of the firm's capability to meet time and project budget requirements, including such items as current and projected workloads and how these would be coordinated with the project, as well as the firm's anticipated availability during the term of the project;
    5. The firm's understanding of the project as advertised;
    6. Familiarity with the airport and the airport location.

Evaluation Criteria

Responder's proposal will be evaluated using the following criteria during the review process:
  • Direct experience with similar airport projects
  • Indirect general experience
  • Staffing qualifications
  • Cost effectiveness and the ability to complete the project without cost over-runs and within project specifications
  • Reputation for professional integrity and competence
  • Responsiveness to this RFP
  • Ability to meet schedule

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