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Please note, this timber sale licence (TSL) is part of a pilot of the Forest Professional Oversight and Certification (FPOC) model being examined by BC Timber Sales as a method for ensuring that Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) commitments are achieved. As such, the successful bidder will be required to submit a conformance certificate that confirms that primary forest activities conducted under this TSL are consistent with the applicable FSP commitments. A sample of the conformance certificate and associated BC Timber Sales Advisory Bulletin have been included as attachments to this Notice.
Take notice that, pursuant to Section 20 of the Forest Act, Timber Sale Licence TA0093 is being offered for sale by the BC Timber Sales Cariboo-Chilcotin Business Area. Tenders will only be accepted from individuals or corporations registered as a BC Timber Sales enterprise in Category 1 and 2 under the BC Timber Sales Regulation.
Closing Date: February 21, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.
Closing Location: Applications will be accepted by the Timber Sales Manager,
Cariboo-Chilcotin Timber Sales Office, at: 200-640 Borland Street, Williams Lake, British Columbia, V2G 4T1.
Geographic Location: Gaspard-Farwell
Total Estimated Timber Sale Volume 3,030 m³, more or less
· Estimated Net Cruise Volume 3,030 m³, more or less
Estimated Area: 148 ha.
Estimated Species: Douglas-fir 3,030 m³ (100%), more or less.
The preceding volume and species estimates are based on samples from a professional estimate. Please see tender package for additional detail. Bidders are strongly advised to conduct a thorough field review of the licence area to verify timber volume and grade estimates.
Licence Term: 16 months
Upset Stumpage Rate: $5.00/m³. The upset stumpage rate was determined in accordance with the Interior Appraisal Manual and applicable to coniferous sawlog grades.
The successful applicant will be required to implement and conform to the BC. Timber Sales Environmental Management System and this TSL also conforms to the standards of the following forest management certification system: Sustainable Forestry Initiative. All individuals, corporations or partnerships who provide direction to workers or contractors who work or operate on TSL area(s) will be required to be certified as SAFE Companies, endorsed by the BC Forest Safety Council as new entrants, or certified under a safety certification scheme recognized by the BC Forest Safety Council or BC Timber Sales, or work for an employer that is so certified or endorsed. Please also refer to the following website for more information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/forestry/bc-timber-sales/safety.
Applicants are encouraged to confirm the status of their BCTS Enterprise registration to ensure they are eligible to apply for this timber sale licence prior to submitting a tender. Please contact the BC Timber Sales Cariboo-Chilcotin Business Area if you are unsure of your eligibility to submit a tender.
All tender information provided for this TSL is subject to change. Any changes will be posted on this site before the closing date of the auction. It is the applicant's responsibility to revisit this site to stay abreast of any changes that may affect their bid.