Purpose of the RFP – The Montana Woody Invasives Work group (WITF) was established in response to growing invasions of saltcedar, Russian olive, and common buckthorn along Montana’s waterways. The WITF is a voluntary collaboration of several agencies and organizations including: The Montana Weed Control Association, the Montana Invasive Species Council, The Montana Department of Agriculture, and the Yellowstone River Conservation District Council. Through the efforts of these parties, and others, a Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant has been awarded to the WITF to facilitate planning and collaboration in order to create a science advisory panel, a statewide woody invasives management plan, an education campaign, and possible future funding sources for woody invasive management projects.
The WITF is now accepting proposals for a contracting organization to create the statewide management plan and associated education materials/platforms. The potential contract award is up to $45,000 to be paid by Custer County Conservation District upon receipt of an itemized invoice. Additional award to be paid by the Montana Invasive Species Council for hosting the science advisory panel meetings. All proposal entries are encouraged and will be reviewed members of the WITF. Instructions on how to submit a proposal are included in the full RFP announcement below. Additional information can requested by contacting Kelsey Miller, Montana Weed Control Association, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-925-0708.