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  • The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

    “Tidal Charlotte Harbor Shoreline Condition Map”

    Proposals for this service must be received by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, 1926 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901, by 5:00 p.m. (Local Time), Monday, April 9, 2007. The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (NEP) reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

    Scope of Service: One of the quantifiable objectives of the Charlotte Harbor NEP is for the region to manage natural mangrove habitats to their historic extent (1980), to enhance and improve their ecological functions and, where feasible, restore mangrove habitats in urban areas. The Charlotte Harbor NEP is interested in mapping the tidal shoreline condition of the Charlotte Harbor NEP study area for use as an environmental indicator of this objective. The data will provide linear values of shoreline type (e.g. seawall, mangroves, exotic vegetation) and quality (e.g. height of mangroves, hurricane damage). The Charlotte Harbor NEP staff will use the resulting ArcGIS Personal Geodatabase to identify potential restoration sites. These data will also serve as a baseline for future assessments, and provide data for hydrologic and water quality modeling and for further understanding influence of shoreline on fish habitat.

    The Charlotte Harbor NEP hereby solicits offers for the professional services of qualified respondents for the production of a spatially and thematically accurate ArcGIS 9.2 Personal Geodatabase (file-based or MS Access) of the tidal shoreline condition of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program using a combination of field acquired data and aerial photography. Respondents will be responsible for using data obtained in the field in conjunction with photointerpretation and ArcGIS tools to map the shoreline condition, quality, and points of interest throughout the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program study area. The most recent aerial photographs of at least one foot resolution, taken prior to the date of field data collection, will be used for photointerpretation. The resulting ArcGIS 9.2 Personal Geodatabase will need to meet the National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy (NSSDA) for 1:12,000 data. The Personal Geodatabase spatial files should be projected in State Plane Feet West NAD 83-90 HARN, with units in feet and in Albers Projection, Spheroid: GRS 1980, Units: Meters, Central Meridian: -84, Reference Parallel: 24, First Standard Parallel: 24, Second Standard Parallel: 31.5, False Easting: 400,000, False Northing: 0 with units in meters. Associated metadata must be compliant with Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and Federal Geographic Data Committee Standards. A Florida Professional Surveyor/Mapper shall be involved as required by state law regarding photogrammetry and survey components of this project.

    INVITATION TO PROPOSE: The program hereby solicits proposals for the project “Tidal Charlotte Harbor Shoreline Condition Map.” The Program anticipates awarding only one contract. The Program reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Awards will be made to respondents whose proposals are deemed by the Program to be most beneficial, all factors considered.

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION: All requests for information, instructions and applications for submitting a proposal must be submitted in writing to: Ms. Catherine Corbett, Senior Scientist, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, 1926 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901, Fax (239)338-2560 or email: dcorbett@swfrpc.org. All requests for clarification or for additional information on the RFP must be submitted in writing to same by no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2007.

    HOW TO APPLY: A Request for Proposals document may be obtained by contacting, in writing: Ms. Catherine Corbett, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, 1926 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901, Fax (239)338-2560 or email: dcorbett@swfrpc.org. All requests for clarification or additional information on the RFP must be submitted in writing to same by no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2007. Proposals must then be received by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, 1926 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901, by 5:00 p.m. (Local Time), Monday, April 9, 2007.

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