Thursday, February 19th, 2-3:30PM
Garry Sanders, MS, Project Manager and Fisheries Biologist, Crooked River Watershed Council, has a background in fish and aquatic ecology, stream geomorphology, and hydrology. He has experience with both active and passive restoration techniques, including fencing, livestock management techniques, fish passage, instream/riparian habitat restoration, and upland management/restoration. He has extensive project management experience, including project bidding and contracting processes.
Contracting is an integral part of operations for Watershed Councils and Land Trusts, and mistakes can cause project delays, cost overruns, and potential litigation. Even so, Watershed Councils and Land Trusts rarely have the time, funding, or staff capacity to devote staff fully to contract development, negotiation, and oversight. Let’s chat about some of the basics and help you learn best practices surrounding contracting, bidding, and contract implementation. We will cover bid package development and best management practices to successfully create, advertise, and solicit bid packages from both professional services (engineering, ecological assessment, etc.) and construction contractors. In addition, we will give an overview of the state’s general contracting law for Watershed Councils and Land Trusts as well as tips for procurement policies for your organization.