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Request for Quotes / Bids (RFQ)

The Saginaw Bay Resource, Conservation and Development (SB RC&D) Council has grant funding to manage the non-native, invasive wetland plant phragmites (Phragmites australis) and Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) in the Saginaw Bay of Michigan. The SB RC&D Council is seeking bids for herbicide treatments at the following location:

Saginaw Bay Shoreline & road right-of-ways. Arenac, Bay, Tuscola and Huron Counties, Michigan

These treatments are being funded by federal and state grants with a limited amount of funding – therefore, the final total acres treated may have to be modified depending on bid submissions for treatment costs per acre. The total acres treated may also have to be modified if the SB RC&D Council is unable to obtain landowner permission for all the individual parcels contained in the specific treatment area.

The treatment areas are located in Arenac, Bay, Tuscola and Huron Counties, Michigan. Standard mapping protocols that map the infestations are available in bid packet or here. The water levels along the Lake Huron shoreline are now significantly higher than they were in 2013 and 2014. Many of the non-native stands of phragmites are located in water that is 1-4 feet deep, and some infestations are located in water which is 5-6 feet deep. Many of these infestations can only be accessed aerially or by boat. This will make for challenging conditions for conducting herbicide treatments.

The deadline for bids to reach the SB RC&D office is Monday, August 22, 2016 at 12:00 (noon). If you have questions, or need clarification about any aspect of the RFQ, please contact Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm. (989) 718-3260. Instructions for submitting bids are included in the RFQ.

SAGINAW BAY RESOURCE, CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT AREA, INC. Office: 229 E. Cedar Street Standish, MI 48658 Mailing address: P.O. Box 393 Standish, MI 48658 Email: Website:

Celebrating success in the Saginaw Bay and its’ watershed,

James Hergott
SB-RC&D, Executive Director

Download: Bid Packet [ 6.29mb ] pdf

The Saginaw Bay RC&D (Resource, Conservation and Development) is located in the middle eastern part of lower Michigan. The counties in which we cover are: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Genesee, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Lapeer, Livingston, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, and Tuscola.

RC&D is an exciting local nonprofit organization led by local community leaders.


Our Mission is to provide technical advice and leadership to community partners to help them meet conservation and development goals. The purpose of the RC&D program is to encourage and improve the capability of volunteer, locally elected, civic leaders in designated areas to plan and carry out projects for resource conservation and community development. Within project areas, several counties and conservation districts work as a team to improve the social, economic, and environmental opportunities for citizens of the area. Generally, projects are related to four areas: Land Conservation, Community Development, Land Management, and Water Management.

Our Vision is Recreation through Conservation. To enhance quality of life in the Saginaw Bay Watershed by maintaining a sustainable natural resource base for future generation.

The RC&D helps people care for natural resources and improve the quality of life in their communities. The RC&D Council (volunteers representing public and private sector sponsors and other local organizations) undertake community driven actions that are strategically focused on regional resource conservation and economic viability. RC&D priorities are set by area residents to meet their needs.

Saginaw Bay RCD

Saginaw Bay RCD

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