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RFP


Professional Animal Control Services

NOTICE POSTED: August 8, 2016
DUE DATE: September 7, 2016@ 10:00 a.m. prevailing time
PUBLIC READING: All responses/proposals will be opened at the City Council Chambers on September 7, 2016@ 1:00 p.m.

TAKE NOTICE: The City of Bayonne, 630 Avenue C, Rm. 15, Bayonne, NJ 07002 (hereinafter referred to in this notice and the various submission documents as the “Client/Owner,” “City of Bayonne” and/or “City”) is seeking Qualifications and/or Proposals for Professional Services Providers (hereinafter referred to in this notice and the various submission documents as the “respondent,”) for the following professional services in accordance with a “fair and open” contracting process as defined in the New Jersey Local Unit Pay to Play Law (N.J.S.A. 19:44-20.4 et seq.):

The CITY OF BAYONNE is soliciting responses/proposals to the City’s RFQ/RFP for the provision of the following professional services:

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE/TITLE SOUGHT:

PROFESSIONAL ANIMAL CONTROL AND SHELTERING SERVICES
The City desires to engage the services of a contractor to provide professional animal control and sheltering services to be performed within the borders of the City of Bayonne by a New Jersey licensed Animal Control Officer seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day, including holidays and emergencies. Emergency services are defined as the care and/or capture of stray animals, injured animals, trapped animals, sick animals, animals whose lives are endangered or animals that are posing a danger or public health nuisance to humans. For the purposes of these services, crocodiles, alligators, whales, and porpoises are specifically excluded from the category of animals.

SCOPE OF SERVICES:

Animal Control and Sheltering Services performed within the borders of the City of Bayonne by New Jersey licensed Animal Control Officer seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day, including holidays and emergencies. Emergency services are defined as the care and/or capture of stray animals, injured animals, trapped animals, sick animals, animals whose lives are endangered or animals that are posing a danger or public health nuisance to humans. For the purposes of these services, crocodiles, alligators, whales, and porpoises are specifically excluded from the category of animals.

The services shall also include the transportation, control and sheltering of animals as needed. The respondent shall be responsible for providing his/her own transportation for animals that are taken to a state-licensed shelter or for veterinary services. The respondent must have an existing contract with a state- licensed shelter. Respondent shall have access to emergency veterinary services as needed.

Respondent shall issue summonses to owners, when possible, for animal control
violations. When called upon by the City, respondent shall impound or attempt to
impound any stray dog or cat, or any animals posing potential danger to humans
or other animals. Respondent shall also provide services related to the removal
of dead animals and provide guidance and appropriate services related to
nuisance wildlife. Such animals must be humanely dealt with in accordance with
applicable New Jersey law, and Contractor shall adhere to the Best Practices in
Municipal Animal Control in accordance with the State of New Jersey
Department of Health. Respondent shall be responsible for rabies quarantine and
compliance with proper procedures. Any services provided by the respondent for
private owners shall not be paid for by the City, but shall be subject to a
reasonable agreement between those parties and in accordance with state law
and regulations.

CONTRACT TERM AND COMPENSATION:

The contract time period will be for two (2) years commencing from the contract
date for an amount not to exceed $90,000.00 per year with an option to renew for
one (1) additional year for an amount not to exceed $90,000.00.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

AT A MINIMUM, THE RESPONDING FIRM OR ENTITY:

1. Must be licensed by the State of New Jersey to provide animal control
services and must contract with or operate a licensed animal shelter. Said
licensures shall be in good stead at the time of response to this RFQ and all
times during the term of the contract.
2. Must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in providing animal control
services to public entities.
3. Must maintain a bona fide principal office in the State of New Jersey.
4. Must have sufficient staff available to provide all animal control services
within the boundaries of the City of Bayonne.
5. MUST OBTAIN THE SOLICITATION PACKAGE AND COMPLETE AND
RETURN THE SEALED SUBMISSION FORM AND ENCLOSURES BY THE
DUE DATE SET FORTH IN THIS NOTICE.

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