Mariposa Tree Mortality Mitigation Project – Request for Qualifications

The purpose of this RFQ is to pre-qualify a pool of contractors who will bid on individual tree-falling/removal projects that will periodically be offered by Blue Ridge Services.  Pre-approval of any contractor is no guarantee of work now or in the future.

There will be no reimbursement for the preparation of any response to this RFQ or to any future projects.  Each contractor shall bear the entire cost of preparing and submitting a response to this RFQ and any future bid.

Please download all of the RFQ documents below.

Questions? Contact Brenda Lewis at 209.742.2398.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Tree Mortality Contractors and the RFQ Process

Q: Who needs to be named additional insured?

A: Both Mariposa County and Blue Ridge Services need to be named as additional insured on your current Certificate of Liability Insurance.

Q: Can you tell me what the Scope of Work entails?

A: The Scope of Work is different for each job. The number of trees varies and the number of trees that are to be left or removed varies from project-to-project. The Scope of Work will be included in each Job Walk packet so that each contractor will be fully informed before they bid on each job.

Q: When is the next job coming up?

A: The answer varies but most of the time we will know the month a particular job is to start, and we typically notify subcontractors two weeks ahead of an upcoming Job Walks.

Q: What are the minimum insurance requirements for subcontractors?

A: We have some general guidelines but we advise all subcontractors to contact their insurance agent to confirm they are fully covered.

Below are the general insurance requirements in our contract.


Coverage shall be at least as broad as:

(1)  Commercial General Liability (CGL): Insurance Services Office (ISO)Form CG 00 01 covering CGL on an “occurrence” basis, including products and completed operations, property damage, bodily injury and personal and advertising injury with minimum coverage of no less than $2,000,000 per occurrence. If a general aggregate limit applies, either the general aggregate limit shall apply separately to this project/location (ISO CG 25 03 or 25 04) or the general aggregate limit shall be one and one half (1 ½) times the required occurrence limit.

(2)  Automobile Liability: ISO Form Number CA 00 01 covering any auto, (Code 1), or if Contractor has no owned autos, hired (Code 8) and non-owned autos (Code 9), with minimum coverage of no less than $1,000,000 per accident for bodily injury and property damage.

(3)  Workers’ Compensation insurance as required by the State of California, with Statutory Limits, and Employer’s Liability Insurance with a minimum coverage of no less than $1,000,000 per accident for bodily injury or disease.

(4)  Professional Liability (Errors and Omissions) Insurance appropriate to the Subcontractor’s profession and license, with a minimum coverage of no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence or claim, $2,000,000 aggregate.  If the Subcontractor maintains broader coverage and/or higher limits than the minimums shown above, the Contractor and County require and shall be entitled to the broader coverage and/or higher limits maintained by the Subcontractor. Any available insurance proceeds in excess of the specified minimum limits of insurance and coverage shall be available to the Subcontractor and County.


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