(Update 09/24/19) – The City of Riverdale has issued an RFP (Request for Proposal) from a qualified arborist or vegetation consultant to conduct a study of invasive species in the City’s parks and wild spaces during calendar year 2020.
The City Council approved RESOLUTION 2019-37, which authorized the publication and distribution of the RFP to qualified vendors/consultants. The budget for the project was set at $10,000. Earlier this year, the City set aside up to $20,000 to study the invasive species problem in Riverdale and deal with it accordingly.
A copy of the RFP can be found here. The study is expected to be conducted in the areas indicated as “Active Parks” and “Vacant” areas on the map.
(NOTE: This map of the City of Riverdale with areas of particular interest can be downloaded here.)
Scope of Work:
The City of Riverdale seeks the services of an arborist or certified professional to identify which plants exist in which public (or City-owned) areas of the City. A comprehensive herbaceous and woody plant survey is expected. Sampling conducted for the survey should occur in all four seasons throughout the calendar year 2020. A complete copy of this RFP can be viewed by clicking here.
$ 10,000 (estimated)
Project Bid Date:
Proposals due: November 30, 2019 (see RFP for a more detailed schedule)
Selection made: December 10, 2019
Project Start Date:
Work begins: January 1, 2020
Study completed: December 31, 2020
Project Completion Date:
Report to City Council due: January 31, 2021